Jack Dee does a funny sketch about the bizarre demands placed on parents by schools. Next week, the mini-Ws are supposed to celebrate World Book Day by dressing up as aliens. I sometimes wonder whether the teachers are living on the same planet as the hard-pressed mums and dads.
My oldest daughter will be going as Mork from the 70s sitcom Mork & Mindy. It’s the episode where he dressed up in ordinary clothes to fool the neighbours in the apartment block. My younger daughter will be a Klingon warrior who has been transformed by 23rd century technology into a perfect replica of a 21st century human schoolchild. Complete with uniform.