If you have a son, you know that a call from school regarding a dead squirrel is never far from the realm of possibility.
When Ladye Hobson got a call from school about her son, her mind went to the usual topics: injury, prank, or some activity only a boy would engage in.
Dead squirrel? Nope, that didn’t cross her mind. Her son carrying a dead squirrel in his backpack? Not even close.
“To say I am embarrassed is an understatement. I. Am. Mortified. A dead squirrel? Why is it in his backpack? How did the squirrel die?” she asks. “And WHY in the world would he try to keep this dead animal in his backpack?”
It seems her son’s answer made the principal’s day:
“I really wanted squirrel dumplings for dinner.”
Then, the principal asked a question Hobson really wasn’t expecting: Did she want the squirrel to come home with her son?
“Ya’ll, I had to explain that we are from the country, but we are not THAT country!” Hobson says emphatically.
The principal sent a photo of the critter, which looked quite peaceful in the backpack.
Nevertheless, Hobson still didn’t want the deceased creature to come home with her son!