07/12/2009 21:30 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Is Mummy Telling The Truth?

It can be so embarrassing on parent's night at school, when you look at your child's writing book to see how they report back on family life. Those bracing weekend walks in the park and improving craft activities are told by the child as, "I had ice cream". My daughter's most memorably zen piece of writing about what she did at the weekend read, "Don't know..can't remember..I'l tell ya later". Our children's versions of us are always radically different to our own views, and they have a huge potential to embarrass.

So brace your pelvic floors sisters, this is one heck of a funny story... but is it real?

Look at this drawing on the right, which was submitted as a piece of homework and has been reproduced by

It's good that mummy is a role model and her child wants to grow up to be like her. However, in her place of work, mummy appears to be hanging on to a pole, whilst onlookers offer her money. Can this really be true? Is mummy really a pole dancer? Well, not according to Mama herself. And here is mummy's explanation of the picture to teacher:

Dear Mrs. Jones,

I wish to clarify that I am not now, nor have I ever been, an exotic dancer.

I work at Home Depot and I told my daughter how hectic it was last week before the blizzard hit. I told her we sold out every single shovel we had, and then I found one more in the back room, and that several people were fighting over who would get it. Her picture doesn't show me dancing around a pole. It's supposed to depict me selling the last snow shovel we had at Home Depot.

From now on I will remember to check her homework more thoroughly before she turns it in.

Mrs. Smith

There's been some speculation to the authenticity of this viral picture. Is the mum really a pole dancer and trying to talk her way out of an embarrassing situation? Is the photo even real? After all, that's very neat handwriting for a child who draws with stick figures.

Personally, I don't think it's real, but it's so funny I wish it was. Mind you, kids come out with all sorts, so you never know.

What do you think? Leave a comment below

Source [ParentDish US]