Out of the mouths of babes

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AS PROUD par­ents, we at­tended our six-year-old son phillip’s end-of-term class­room dis­play. pinned to a board was a dis­play of work with the de­scrip­tion: ‘what we did on our sum­mer hol­i­days.’ his con­tri­bu­tion looked in­nocu­ous enough from a dis­tance, with a bright yel­low sun, a beach and var­i­ous fam­ily stick fig­ures. But closer in­spec­tion re­vealed my son’s de­scrip­tion of the hol­i­day in bold let­ter­ing: ‘For my hol­i­day we spent two weeks at the pub.’ Mor­ti­fied, we told the teacher this was def­i­nitely not the case, as we had en­joyed a fam­ily hol­i­day in spain. phillip con­firmed this, but said he couldn’t spell the name of the apart­ment com­plex, the pue­blo In­dalo, so he had ab­bre­vi­ated it. we hoped the teacher be­lieved us! The story has been re­counted on many oc­ca­sions. John Cros­bie, Pin­ner, Middx.

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