Out of the mouths of babes
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.