I was feeling indulgent at school today and let a year 3 girl (8 years old) prattle to me about how in love she is with Twilight hero, Edward Cullen. She told me how gorgeous he is - pale skin, dark eyes etc, all her favourite parts of the movie, how she'd love to have a poster of him on her bedroom wall, blah blah blah... I felt I needed to be patient with her, given my own recent infatuation. But year 3?!?
Last week I had to listen as year six girls read their ballads of Bella and Edward out to the class. Generally, they were pretty poor but not all that much worse than the books.
This is a pandemic. Parents, take charge!