6-yo Schooley’s attempt at faking sick to miss school has left her 'red-in-the-face' after the marker she used to cover herself in phony chickenpox turned out to be permanent!
Frankly, this girl's crafty shenanigan to miss school hits a bit too close to home for most of us! As a kid, you get up most mornings and the one thing you definitely don't want to do is spend the whole day in school. Unfortunately, you know the folks aren't going to give you a chance to have the three day weekend in the event that you simply 'feel sick' - they need unadulterated proof!
Therefore, you generally have to take a hold of the situation, snatch a couple of things to toss down the toilet to resemble 'puke', put a hot-water soaked towel on your head before eventually grumbling of having a 'fever'. Possibly you could even draw on 'chicken pox' spots with a permanent marker, which is exactly what Lily Schooley (we're not kidding about her name!) did.
Lily noticed that some of her classmates were taking vacation days for chicken pox and chose to do the same, however, the clever girl ended up using the red permanent marker for the deed. When she ran downstairs griping of a rash 10 minutes later, mum-of-two Charlotte Schooley, 34, and spouse David turned the lights on to check.
However, both the parents were almost instantly struggling to keep down the snickers. Subsequent to being advised she'd have to go to the doctors by the spontaneous mum, Charlotte, Lily ran upstairs to begin attempting to clean her spots off in a bid to make a 'miracle' recovery.
Be that as it may, she was before long compelled to tell the truth when the permanent marker wouldn't clear off and even her mum's very own endeavors with body wash, cleanser, child oil and in the end hairspray wouldn't remove them. Rather, embarrassed Lily was left endeavoring to persuade her friends that she wasn't infected when she was compelled to wear shorts and shirt in PE the following day - uncovering the conspicuous red spots.
Charlotte, from St Austell, Cornwall, said, "The house is always full of laughter with Lily. She is very witty. She had a spelling test the next day that she didn't want to do. A few of the children in school had come down with chicken pox and she's had it before so she knew she stayed off school for a while."
"She came down and said, 'I just need a red pen Mummy, I need to do my homework'. Then she came down 10 minutes later and she was stroking her arm. She said, 'Oh mummy, I'm feeling a bit itchy. I think I've got a rash'. We turned the light on and she was absolutely covered in it. I and my husband were aching with laughter, trying not to let on that we knew," she added.
I asked what the matter was and she said, 'I think I've got chicken pox, I can't go to school'. She'd been sat on the bathroom floor drawing dots on herself," The little prankster thought she had gotten away with pulling a sickie until her mum and father recommended she'd need to go to the doctors. Be that as it may, when she surged upstairs to wash the spots off, she understood she had utilized a permanent marker. Charlotte trusts her little girl had taken motivation from a video on YouTube.