Walking my son through the playground to his classroom he turned to me and begged, “Mum I want to collect the DreamWorks cards!”
Not even knowing what he was talking about, I used my throw-away answer “There’s no such thing, honey.”
“But everyone at school has them, Mum!”
Moments later we entered his classroom to a sea of glittering holographic Woolworths DreamWorks Hero cards. My mouth dropped in shock. The classroom had been taken over and Shrek was leading a gang of frenzied children all trying to trade their cards. Wall Street had nothing on this tradefest.
Hovering anxiously nearby were mums making sure cards were being traded in fairness and the teacher standing back willing the school bell to ring.
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