Halloween is drawing near and so talk at school has turned to ghosts, one ghost in particular, the ghost of bloody Mary. Not as I had assumed the vile hangover following a few too many tomato juice & vodkas but an actual ghost who haunts the boys bedroom.
She came home from school with him yesterday after a day filled with scary stories. She is now a firm fixture behind the curtains, possibly in the wardrobe and sometimes under the bed waiting to drag the boy from his covers in the dead of night and into the underworld. She casts all manner of terrifying shadows and has been known to whisper evil things in demonic dog like voices….
I’d like to thank Mary personally for making my bed even more crowded than usual. I just love it now there’s one more in there with us, sleeping with just the baby and a husband wasn’t quite squashed up and uncomfortable enough. I like to have half my body hanging off the bed, I enjoy sleeping with one foot on the floor in a desperate attempt to hold on to a remaining few inches of bed with my name on them and now thanks to bloody Mary that’s all the more possible.
It’s true. I have no shame. I pay my child to spell his words correctly in his spelling tests.
After months of quite honestly pitiful scores, we now enjoy a 100% pass mark in the weekly spelling test and all because I pay for results. I’ve made a little bargain with the boy that if he tries hard as opposed to not trying at all I’ll pay him an amount per correct spelling. I like to think it’s educational…. after all receiving payment for your efforts has to be an important life skill, yes? Either that or I’m guilty of bribery and corruption… but even that has it’s up sides, he’ll be well grounded for a career in banking, politics, journalism….
For now I’m more than content handing over the 2p for every correct spelling and overly smug that he spells so cheaply.
When you’re a genius do you need to have really neat handwriting like my teacher says?
How much longer is it until David Cameron stops and we can have a new Prime Minister?
If yesterday was today what day would it be tomorrow? What day is it again today?
What do I need to study at school to get a job as a Lego creator?
and my answers….
A widget is a special little ball they put in Guinness so that it pours out nicely, daddy can probably help you further.
Major Tom, well he’s a fictional astronaut, David Bowie made him up.
Your teacher is wrong in this case, geniuses can have any handwriting they choose, as in fact can anybody, it’s just that teachers like neatness and to be honest aren’t that big on the creation of genius especially when they don’t fit the neat mould…
Well unfortunately not until May 2015…. unless there is a vote of no-confidence, which I doubt there will be because this is the era of apathy.
BANGS HEAD ON WALL
Lego creators are more than likely going to be good at maths and science and art…. just try to do your best lovely.