Utah seven-year-old writes fake letter from school to get more video game time

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A handwritten note, carefully crafted by a 7-year-old from Eagle Mountain, was meant to trick his parents into letting him play video games all night - and if they didn't he'd be kicked out of school.

Nathan Anderson’s mom, Lori, found a note on her counter last week and here’s what it said:

Dear parents.

Nathan has been doing good in all his classes except 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, and start tonight!

He can play anything, computers, Wii, iPod, iPad, phone and any other electronic.


The school.

With the title: “totally legit note I got from my 7-year-old’s school today” Lori posted a picture of the note online and in a matter of days it has had millions of hits.

And Nathan earned it, he went to great lengths to make his note believable.

“This is a regular piece of notebook paper he cut it down to size to make it look a little more authentic,” Lori said holding up the handwritten note.

While Nathan’s parents didn't believe there's such thing as a video game class the note did earn him some extra time for playing video games.

“It worked a little bit I got to stay up 30 more minutes that night,” Nathan said.