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
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
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
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.