If you're drinking something while reading this, I would suggest you swallow before continuing because the parenting story that follows is definitely spit-take inducing. It’s about how a little boy's inappropriately named imaginary friend led to a hilarious note being sent home by the boy’s school.
Paul Hunt got a letter from his 10-year-old’s school that is quite possibly the funniest thing he will ever read. Thanks to the magic of sharing on Twitter, the letter is quite possibly the funniest thing you'll also ever read.
Put down your drink because here's the text of the letter that was sent home:
Dear (name redacted)
Although this is not a behavior letter as such, I am writing to inform you of something that has come to our attention and that you may wish to discuss further with (name redacted).
(Name redacted) and a few of his friends often make up characters, give them amusing names and then they have exciting adventures at playtimes. This in itself is an imaginative and creative pastime and causes no harm. However, it has come to our attention that one of the characters has the name “Wildo the Dildo” and this has, I am sure you can understand, raised some concerns with us.
On further discussion, none of the children said they knew what it meant, but were aware that it was an inappropriate word to be using. One of the children said they picked up the word on the playground, so we will be following this up further and dealing with accordingly.
I hope you can appreciate the reason I am informing you of this matter and please do not hesitate to contact me if you wish to discuss it further.
(Teacher's name not shown)
What could there possibly be left to discuss? I mean, the imaginary friend is named Wildo the Dildo! Also, how funny is it that the school thinks that Hunt might want to discuss the issue further with his son? I mean, if the kid doesn’t know what "dildo" means, what kind of conversation can you have that doesn’t 1) explain to the kid what a dildo is, or 2) leave the kid intent on learning more about dildos?
Hunt has since made his Twitter account private.
As for Wildo the Dildo, one can only imagine what kind of “exciting adventures” this imaginary friend goes on. Thank goodness one of the kids said that they picked the word up on the playground, rather than the actual object.
Man, this is going to make for such a great embarrassing story to tell when that kid gets older.