Lenten thoughts

Sorry if you’re expecting something profoundly spiritual from that title, but I just wanted to share this as it made me laugh. 

Child 1 has given up chocolate for Lent. She’s not doing too well at it, to be honest: brownies don’t count, apparently, and neither does hot chocolate. 

It made Child 2 – aged 9 – ponder what he might give up for Lent, if he were the giving-up-things type (which he’s not). He didn’t have to think too long. 

‘I think I’d give up school.’ 

Sorry kid, that’s not how it works.