What Did You Do at School Today?

James Carter


What Did You Do at School Today?

James Carter


What Did You Do at School Today?

Nothing.

Nothing?

Well, nothing much.

You did nothing much all day long?

Well . . . alright Mum, if you really want to know,
I had 4 lessons
and 45 minutes of playtime
in which I went around with 3 friends.
For lunch I had 22 baked beans,
2 1/2 fishfingers, a 1/4 of a bread roll
and 1 banana.
I fed Nibbles, the class hamster,
2 sunflower seeds.
I wrote 1 poem.
I got 7/10 for a spelling test.
I did 16 fairly tricky maths questions.
And…I learnt 5 very interesting things
about the Ancient Egyptians, including
how they used to remove the brains
of their dead with a hook - MUM…
DO YOU EVER LISTEN TO A WORD I SAY?

Oh sorry darling, what was that?

I said I removed my teacher’s brain today!

What? Oh well done, you!

What would you like for tea?


from Journey To The Centre Of My Brain! (Macmillan, 2012), © James Carter 2012, used by permission of the author and the publisher