Tom was absent on Thurs 28th March and Tues 2nd April to allow the family to travel to an Historical Reenactment conference over the Easter weekend.
He was absent from the Cross Country carnival on 9/4 because I gave up torturing my child for Lent and haven’t yet got back into the habit.
Regards

Tom was absent on Thurs 28th March and Tues 2nd April to allow the family to travel to an Historical Reenactment conference over the Easter weekend.

He was absent from the Cross Country carnival on 9/4 because I gave up torturing my child for Lent and haven’t yet got back into the habit.

Regards

I told my daughter that the internet had made me start this Tumblr and she sent me this photo from her phone, it’s a note I wrote last year.
Dear [teacher],
I am allowing Caitlin to miss the Year 8 Gala Day as I am unconvinced of the educational value of compulsory competitive sport against strangers for a child who finds such activity unpleasant.
I believe her time will be better spent catching up on homework at home.
Regards[me]
I thought I’d also said something about frisbee not being high on my list of essential life skills, but I must have edited it for length.

I told my daughter that the internet had made me start this Tumblr and she sent me this photo from her phone, it’s a note I wrote last year.

Dear [teacher],

I am allowing Caitlin to miss the Year 8 Gala Day as I am unconvinced of the educational value of compulsory competitive sport against strangers for a child who finds such activity unpleasant.

I believe her time will be better spent catching up on homework at home.

Regards
[me]

I thought I’d also said something about frisbee not being high on my list of essential life skills, but I must have edited it for length.

Swimming carnival

My 11 year old’s school held their swimming carnival on Friday last week, the third day of the first school term. It was also my 21st wedding anniversary and I really wanted him to go so my husband and I would have the day to ourselves.

It was not to be.

This morning I wrote the following note:

Dear [teacher],

Tom was absent from school on Friday 1/2/13 because I lacked the fortitude to force him to go to an event, the mere thought of which invoked extreme misery.

Regards, [me]