Friday, September 22, 2006

New term, new intake

Don't you just love September? The return to school after the long summer break, the new intake of Year 7s (that's 11-year olds for our continental and colonial readers.) Picture the scene at Blockbuster tonight. A gaggle of Year 7s, clearly arranging the entertainment for their "grown-up sleepover"; well they are at BIG school now, you know!
"Let's watch Hallowe'en, its really scary, oh and lets have Scary Movie 4."
"No we cant watch that: Rhiannah watched Scary Movie 1, 2 and 3 and her mum said it was so scary she wasn't allowed to watch any of the other ones."
"Let's get all the Michael Myers movies out and watch them all in one go."
"Look. Here's Alien2, my brother says its better than Aliens1."
Dad is standing to one side, dazed and bemused as his daughter and her new friends from her new school rampage around the store, as a little hand reaches up for "Hostel."