We have the class bear! I was given no chance to duck this, it has come home this weekend as a reward for little bear's good behaviour - I'm doomed!
Apparently all we need is a photo or two and a few sentences. I feel the responsibility. I could lose it (not impossible at all). Evil cat could happen to it (less likely, but not unimaginable). Darling father could paint it white (he's painted a lot of things white this week, mainly door frames). Anything could happen. I have never, ever wanted the class bear, the class pet or the class mascot home.
I shall refer this firmly to OH.