We have all experienced times when we would do anything to avoid having to go to classes and get some well-deserved rest instead.
Taking advantage of her cleverness, one 6-year-old girl decided to ‘copy’ her friends who got time off after getting infected with chickenpox.
Lily Schooley, who previously experienced the highly contagious disease, attempted to trick her parents into thinking she got infected so that she wouldn’t have to go to school and attend a spelling test.
And so, the 6-year-old used a permanent marker to draw spots all over her body including the face.
She then immediately ran downstairs to her parents and told them about her ‘rashes.’ Shocked by how quickly they ‘popped up,’ Lily’s mother, 34-year-old Charlotte Schooley, turned on the lights to inspect the rashes.
Soon enough, the parents realized what’s going on and struggled to hold back the laughs. After telling Lily that she would have to go to the doctor because of the severity of her condition, the girl quickly ran to her room and attempted to wash the marker off and make a miraculous recovery.
Despite all efforts, however, the family couldn’t get rid of the color. Instead, Lily had to go to school the following day and explain to everyone that she isn’t really infected.
“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,” Charlotte said, speaking of the incident.
“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’ve think I’ve got a rash.’
“We turned the light on and she was absolutely covered in it. Me and my husband were aching with laughter, trying not to let on that we knew. 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 proud mother added:
“She was deadly serious about it until we said, ‘oh gosh, it’s come on so quickly in 10 minutes. We’re going to have to see the doctor.’ She quickly disappeared and we went upstairs to find her trying to rub them off with a flannel.
“She said, ‘I can’t go to school Mummy because everyone will laugh.’ We had to send her in with a letter the next day to say they weren’t contagious or real and we just couldn’t get them off.
“We used body wash, soap, hot water, baby oil, alcohol wipes. I think it was hairspray in the end that got it off – after four days. Everyone was looking at her like she was contagious. We had to tell everyone she wasn’t. She had PE that day as well and had to wear shorts and t-shirts. The teachers thought it was hilarious.”
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