How Was School? A Poem by Megan

How often do you pick up the children and ask how was school? I’d hazard a guess at daily. I’d also go out on a limb and suggest that the answers are monosyllabic. Or in Olive’s case “I can’t remember”. Are you freaking kidding me! Like the last 6 hours are some kind of distant memory. If you follow me regularly *cough if you don’t my Facebook Business Page is : check it out and hit LIKE* my daughter Megan loves dancing, drawing and writing stories. She’s such a creative soul. Yesterday she presented me with this poem she had written during her lunch break (like you do!) and as a parent to 3 children this is literally my daily car drive home, I couldn’t have written it better myself!

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How Was School?

Mum can’t you see why it’s uncool

to ask me cheerfully

“How was school?”

She shakes her head and rolls her eyes

to everyone of these replies.


Not bad,

You what,




It’s hard to say.


It’s …

Can’t remember.

Ask me again in December.


Stop nagging,

What’s for tea?

Tests all day.

Wish we could flee.

None of your biz.

I can’t think.

Boring mostly.

The usual stuff.

We did some work,

Then sang a hymn.”

My mum is such a peculiar creature.

She knows how school was!

She’s my teacher!

megan and mummy how was school

By Megan E.J Giltrow (age 10)

Prose for Thought

*disclaimer her mother isn’t a teacher*

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    • January 31, 2019 / 9:42 am

      I’m debating if that’s good or bad!! Haha!

  1. January 31, 2019 / 9:55 am

    You’ve got a talented one there! She’s very perceptive.

  2. January 31, 2019 / 11:17 am

    I totally wasn’t expecting that ending, how lovely!
    Well done Megan!

  3. January 31, 2019 / 11:22 am

    I love this!! My boys (aged 3 and 5) always respond with ‘Nothing’ when I ask what they did at school lol! x

    • January 31, 2019 / 11:27 am

      I always tell Olive (7) that I’m going back to tell her teacher she needs to work harder tomorrow, that soon gets more than an nothing response!

  4. January 31, 2019 / 1:35 pm

    Ha ha! Love it Megan! Well done. My kids get fed up with me asking them too.

  5. February 7, 2019 / 10:37 am

    Oh this is brilliant she is so talented #prose4t

  6. February 11, 2019 / 5:28 pm

    What a great poem. I used to DREAD my parents asking me this question every bloomin day!!

  7. February 11, 2019 / 5:57 pm

    Lol!! Very good. my dad used to be my teacher. My own children will often pop out with something around the 3 weeks later mark that is quite important and I could have done with knowing sooner!

    • February 11, 2019 / 6:24 pm

      My son is like that! As if by some magic I should know that he’s cooking that day and needs ingredients I’ve never heard of! Kids eh! Who’d have them!

  8. February 11, 2019 / 8:02 pm

    My daughter doesn’t respond if I just ask her how her day was however, I ask her to remember one thing to tell me about each day. It could be a fact she learnt or what she ate for lunch, I find that way it becomes a conversation starter and I soon get to learn about her day.

  9. February 11, 2019 / 8:15 pm

    Ha ha, what a funny ending! I think my husband needs to write one of these. He can never come up with much info on his day at work either. At least, I think that’s where he is…

    • February 12, 2019 / 11:06 am

      Haha! Maybe he never grew out of this stage! Mine is quite good at talking about his day.

  10. February 12, 2019 / 1:19 pm

    Oh that is adorable! I love her poem! It’s so creative and gets right to the point. I guess you have your answer for the rest of their school years now lol!

  11. February 13, 2019 / 9:37 am

    That is a really brilliant poem! Well done Megan – I love it!

  12. February 14, 2019 / 11:05 am

    Aw I love this poem so much. She has so much talent.

  13. March 1, 2019 / 7:56 am

    My mom always asked me the same question before!!! I love it!

  14. March 6, 2019 / 10:16 pm

    Brilliantly written Megan – I love how it flows. Keep up the great poetry! Thank you for linking to #Prose4T x