My daughter came out of school and looked up into my face and her eyes filled with tears, her mouth trembled and she broke down crying.I hugged her and said, “What’s the matter?”“I got in trouble. I got a note in my book,” the seven-year-old said.

“Why? What happened?”

“I was in the bathroom during class… without the teacher’s permission.”

Ha, I thought. That’s nothing, that’s nothing at all.

She continued to sob.

Well, it was pretty bad, I guess. Yeah, come to think of it, that was really bad. So don’t do it again, and don’t do anything worse than that. Nothing that I ever did.

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  • Sunny Day July 19, 2010, 10:46 pm

    Oh, we wish, if that were the only thing our children do wrong life would be perfect.

  • Psyart July 20, 2010, 7:51 am

    Lister was once called to school to discuss Emma' behaviour, which he defended, and the teacher said "Yes, Professor Mundy-Castle, I know you believe anything worth knowing cannot be taught at school…"

  • Charles Newbery August 10, 2010, 1:01 pm

    My children can get up to some stuff… but it's never that bad. I can picture Lister confronting the teacher. That's classic.

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