Mum worried after call from son's school but can't help laughing when she discovers what he's done.


Oklahoma-based mum, Ladye Hobson recently got a call from her son's school while she was at work. As many parents will know only too well, a call during the day from your child's school can be a very bad sign, so she was a little worried when she answered the phone.
Thankfully it turned out her son, Brylan, was neither sick nor in trouble. But Lady was in no way prepared for the conversation she was about to have with the school's headteacher.
"My cell phone rings while I’m at work, and it’s my son’s school calling. This cannot be good. My mind goes straight to what sort of injury he has suffered, or what ridiculous prank he’s pulled that has landed him in the principal’s office. So I answer the call with hesitation in my voice."Ladye, this is Gayla (the principal yeah, we’re on a first-name basis if that tells you anything). I just called to let you know that Bryan has made my day."Ladye responds that she's glad to hear something so nice from the other woman, but quickly regrets her words. Trying not to laugh, the headteacher then proceeds to tell her that a member of the faculty had discovered a dead squirrel in her son's school bag. Horrified Ladye writes: "To say I am embarrassed is an understatement. I. Am. Mortified. A dead squirrel? Why is it in his backpack? How did the squirrel die? And WHY in the world would he try to keep this dead animal in his backpack?"According to the headteacher, her son had put the dead animal in his bag as he wanted to have "squirrel dumplings" for dinner that night. But it gets worse."She then asks me if I actually want the squirrel to come home with him. Y'all, I had to explain that we are from the country, but we are not THAT country!".Moments later the headteacher sends her a picture of the poor animal, which by this point is covered with bugs and is still inside the personalised bag Ladye had splashed around £40 on for her son. When the bemused mum heads to school to pick her son up later that day, she found he was fighting back tears and very apologetic about the whole thing."I ask him if he’s learned his lesson, smile, and let him know that he gets a free pass on this one. I can’t even be mad at this point. He has made the principal’s day, after all," says Ladye. She adds: "I think after all of this the kid may darn well deserve some squirrel dumplings. Although, someone else will have to cook them for him because THIS mama will never!.