Oh this is just about my favourite celebrity use of social media EVER.
Myleene Klass, former Hear'Say member / Classic FM presenter / mother of two has taken to her Instagram account to share the emails she received from the mums of children who presumably attend the same school as her daughters, along with the brilliant reply she sent.
Along with the transcript of the two emails she received, followed by her genius reply, she also wrote:
I have changed the names etc but this landed in my inbox #bonkers
Here's what she shared...
1st Email: From some school mums...
Jane and Hannah would prefer a class birthday gift for their daughters this year, Sarah would like a Kindle and Lola a desk (very studious choices!!) so if you would like to join in, please can I collect a suggested £10 from you before the party on Feb 9th. If you prefer to send £ via an envelope in your daughter's school bag, marked for Jane / me, that works too. I will pass on a voucher and card to each at the party.
Thanx and no obligation of course.
Email 2: From some school mums...
Further to Karen's email earlier today about a group collection for Joy, I just wanted to say (to those of you who wanted to contribute), that I'll be around every morning next week at drop-off if you want to give me some money. From memory, about £10 seems to be a popular amount, but feel free to give what you like or indeed, to give your own gift. I will collate the cash and give it to Sara with a card with names from everyone who's contributed.
The party's on the 9th Feb.
And here is the completely brilliant reply she sent:
Let's put the fun back into birthdays!
For Ava's birthday, she has requested a real, live Unicorn.
I will be collecting Unicorn money via her book bag, in the playground or at www.getwhatyouregivenandendthismadness.com.
(Additionally, I'd like a Ferrari and Leondardo DiCaprio, so by all means, do feel obligated to contribute to this too).
If you don't wish to, please don't feel any pressure from the countless emails I intend to follow this up with and clog your inbox.
Love and thanks!!
Awesome. Let's hope the other mums see the funny side, too...
What do you make of this? The Playpennies team are divided - some of us would happily chip in a tenner in an arrangement like this and don't agree that it's bonkers, but the rest of us (ok, me...) think Myleene's right to suggest that kids should get what they're given for birthday pressies. We'd love to hear your thoughts over on our Facebook page.
Image credit: Instagram/MyleeneKlass