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Should I Burn This Note Or Look Inside?

This afternoon, I found the envelope you see here in my 4th grade son’s school backpack.

Should I look inside, or do as the warning asks, and burn it without looking?

P.S.- I can neither confirm nor deny that it’s a blood stain on the top of the envelope.

6 comments to Should I Burn This Note Or Look Inside?

  • Tom

    With the scary skeleton face and the “blood” i’d be soooooo afraid to open it!
    Then i’d look inside anyway.
    Then, if the contents aren’t really important (like a note from teacher saying Johnny was “bad” today) i’d burn it too.
    Everybody’s happy. Unless the note means you have to do the dad thing and confront him, talk about it and help Johnny “learn a lesson.”

    Your call.

  • You could ask him about it.

  • Mark B.

    I wouldn’t. Children don’t get much privacy nor could they for parenting to quite work, but abiding by the request your son made of whoever finds the envelope not to open it seems like a small thing- and everyone likes what privacy they can get.

    Just my two cents’ worth. Ignore it or don’t : )

  • The situation resolved itself. My son just couldn’t stand the suspense any more, so he came down to my office, and opened up the envelope, and put the piece of paper that was inside of it out on my desk for me to find.

    The contents: Instructions about how to be a spy.

    What do you think? Does my son have the right stuff for espionage?

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