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7 January 2011
"My Mooncup* rolled across the busy staffroom floor," blushed TheLogLadyMBE. "I put it in my bag for 'just in case' usage, lobbed bag under chair, contents spilled out a little and Mooncup came to a graceful halt against my boss's right foot." EduStuckintheSnow didn't know how to respond, offering a kindly: "I'm sure someone will be along who will be able to support you better, but just wanted you to know someone's thinking of you in these traumatic times." But lo, along came BodyOfEeyore, who knew exactly what to say, which was, "Ha ha ha ha ha."
BelleDameSansMerci, who has clearly watched one too many episodes of Waterloo Road, was disappointed: "I was wondering if your thread title meant it had popped out while in use and was going to ask if there was a reason you weren't wearing any knickers." "I would claim the Mooncup was a funnel for decanting washing-up liquid," said beachholiday, with the confidence of someone who has talked her way out of this exact situation.
Meanwhile, SilveryMoon had spotted a problem in the original post. "'Just in case' usage? Are you saying that, after your Mooncup has been rolling around in the bottom of your handbag, you just take it out of your bag and insert it? Eeeewwwwwww!! It came with a little pouch, no?"
"I have lost little pouch," said LogLady, briskly. "I just brush off the pencil sharpenings, fluff and bits."
There were more tales told out of school as pagwatch accused all teachers of enjoying the lunatic domestic scenes painted by their young pupils, well, a little too much: "You find these things, don't you, with a silent shout of glee. I have believed this since my mother told me about turning up at my school and on the wall was a picture I had drawn of her and dad 'playing in the bath'."
TwilaAndTinsel offered that she "once had to ring a pupil's mum because her DD had handcuffed someone to a tree and we needed her to bring the key to school". Littlefish shared: "A child once told me that their mum and dad had to buy a new bed because they had broken theirs 'playing tigers'."
And Galena "had a Year 3 child who came to Roman day in the most fantastic outfit - a tunic with gold trim and a wreath of golden leaves etc round his head". Delighted at her young charge's commitment to learning about the Ancient World, she then "made some comment about his super outfit and he said 'My mum wears it sometimes for parties'. It was knee length on a seven year old!"
Well, a child that age can't be expected to know the correct word for an o*gy.
*NB If you don't know what a Mooncup is, you are not Mumsnetting enough. Deduct five house points and hit the search function.