Is it just me, or do all parents find themselves permanently extorted into the Writing of the Bullshit Note in order to exempt teenagers from mandatory school PhysEd?
Now, I can live with the fact that I have to lie. The relevant teacher is as aware as I that the whole stupid business is a charade. He's happy enough to let the girl off, knowing full well that she would rather be bitten by deadly asps than run a lap of the oval. He does, however, require A Note from The Parent, to keep his sheet balanced.
No, what kills me is the sheer, relentless banality of the process.
So this week I decided to make it more interesting for both of us.
Here's hoping that he has a sense of humour.