My eldest daughter's class take it in turns to bring home the class 'pets' which are toy rabbits and a dog every Friday afternoon. Then they have to write up all the things they did with their 'pet' over the weekend in a special book and read it out to the rest of the class on Monday morning. We had Rocky the rabbit spending the weekend with us, and I had a peek at my daughter's effort last night. This is (roughly) what she wrote:
"On Friday, Rocky and I went to B's house for tea. We had a disco. Rocky was a little bit naughty and had some wine.
On Saturday we went to see T and J in Cheddar. We went to Cheddar Gorge. Rocky had to say, boy, that was boring. Then we went back to T's and played Zoo Tycoon on his computer. It was GREAT.
On Sunday, G and L came to visit. It was GREAT."
[illustration of two faces in a square with caption: "Me and L in a box watching Harry Potter"]
Not sure what her teacher will have made of all this; I'm half-expecting that call from social services any minute... Discos, alcohol, boring day trips, being shut in a box... Please explain the meaning of this weekend report immediately!
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