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.
“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:
Consider maternal glow the before, rather than after, in the Ready Brek ad.