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A 7-Year-Old Gave His Mom A Totally Legit Note From "The School" To Play More Video Games

"If he does not stay up all night playing video games, he will get kicked out of school!!!" Mom, this sounds urgent!!!

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This is the Anderson family from Utah. Lori and Jeff are parents to 4-year-old Alice and 7-year-old Nathan. Lori told BuzzFeed News Nathan has a Windows 10 computer in his room that he plays all his video games on, but he has a strict curfew every night.


The note, allegedly from "the school," said Nathan had been performing well at school "except for VIDEO GAME CLASS!" It urged his parents that if he does not stay up playing all night, he will not improve his skills and "get kicked out of school!!!"

"The paper was an odd size — 5" by 7" — but I picked it up and read it, and I just barely didn’t laugh while reading it," Lori said.

The totally legitimate and official note read:

Dear parents,

Nathan has Been Doing good in all his classes, exept for VIDEO GAME CLASS! If he does not stay up all night playing video games, He will get kicked out of school!!! Start letting him stay up all night, & start tonight. He can play anything, computer, Wii, ipod, ipad, phone & any other elekctronick.

The school

"I went over to Nathan and said, 'Nathan, what’s this all about?" Lori said Nathan didn't cop to anything, but had a "big smirk on his face."

Lori Anderson

"I’m pretty sure he was gauging my reaction to see if I believed him or not," she added.

But both she and Nathan knew who wrote the note.

Lori took a photo of of it and sent it to Nathan's second grade teacher at Black Ridge Elementary School. And, hilariously, the teacher said Nathan told her about the note.

And it worked! Well, sort of. Lori said he was able to stay up an extra 30 minutes that night to play his games.

Lori Anderson

Nathan also mentioned how surprised and excited he was that BuzzFeed News was interested in covering his ingenious scheme.

Tanya Chen is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in New York.

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