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The great school cancel
Monday, October 31st, 2011

Alas, more Just William than William Shakespeare? ©BBC

Alas, more Just William than William Shakespeare? ©BBC

We had one of those glowing parental moments over the weekend. We were in the car and asked our two oldest boys if they wanted to join any extra school clubs. The oldest, aged 6, said that he’d love to join the School Council. We knew this worthy body existed, but didn’t know much about it, so asked a few questions. “How do you get to join?” “Who chooses the candidates?”, that kind of thing.
He didn’t know the answer to either of those questions, but perked up when quizzed about what he’d bring to the council.
“More playtime.”
“Great But you know there you only spend a few hours at school every day. What would you exchange playtime for? You could do less sport, for example, or maybe spend less time at lunch?”
“Not as many lessons. Especially spelling.”
“OK. But have you thought about the environment? I think the school council is supposed to think about saving the planet.
“Yes, less rubbish in school. That would work. I could talk about that.”
Maternal glow in place once more. Until Daddy looked a little thoughtful, and piped up:
“How exactly to you spell ‘council’, by the way?”
“C-A-N-C-E-L. It’s all about stopping things that you don’t like doing. That’s why I want to join.”
Consider maternal glow the before, rather than after, in the Ready Brek ad.
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4 Responses to “The great school cancel”
  1. That is hilarious. Is there a just a general “Cancel” club? Because if there is, I want to join. Can I request junk mail, early mornings and ironing be added to the agenda please?

  2. AngelaC says:

    Hahahaaaa!! Bless that one!!

  3. angels&urchinsblog says:

    Mother’s Always Right – Can we found a cancel club? Top of my list would be early mornings, and school run with squabbling children yelling in the car a close second.

    AngelaC – Perhaps he’ll run the country one day and we’ll all work two-day weeks.

  4. Iota says:

    Made me laugh.

    (Sorry, I just can’t bring myself to type LOL!)

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