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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Houston, we have a problem...

Even though I've got child number three entering elementary school, I'm still excited each day to open his backpack and see what he's done while away from me and in the care of his lovely kindergarten teacher. I'm thrilled with his progress and have never second-guessed our decision to send all of our kids to public school. That is, until I reached in his backpack today and pulled out this:



What in God's name are they teaching my BABY? I thought the Family Life unit wasn't until fifth grade! Was this an art project? Was there a model? Get me the number of Jayne Miller, that investigative journalist from Channel 11 News! Breathe in, breathe out...

After deciding how to hold this sculpture in the least offensive manner, I figured I should calmly ask my little Michelangelo what he had in mind when he created this masterpiece. As it turns out, while my mind was thrashing around in the gutter, I completely forgot that they are working on a space unit. And it's a ROCKET.

I'm terribly ashamed of myself. As I should be.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh Stephanie.... I too should be ashamed... a rocket never came to mind! That is one for the "Memory Book" !
Thanks so much for sharing! Gave me a great big laugh and smile -- A great way to end a long day!

Kerry B.

Mj in Md said...

LOL!! Glad I'm not the only one who's mind shoots straight to the gutter 1st asking questions later.
:-D
(and now that I know, it is a nice rocket)

Cathy said...

You are KILLING me.

SO funny.

Kris said...

well, of course it's a rocket! (i would have had the same reaction you did!)

Niki said...

Funny.
I saw a model of the earth that had been accidently sat on in his book bag.
It's like a fun, 3D, ink blot test.

Anam_Kihaku said...

classic. i have a 1st grader who also twists our brains like that. enjoy the innocence while you can :)

- B said...

Hilarious!

M said...

thank you once again for the really loud laughter! i made everyone including the dog run over to see what i was laughing at. <3 u twin.

Peruby said...

Oooh, that's a keeper! Put that one in safe keeping and it will be a treasure at future get togethers.

rockspringmama said...

So funny!! His teacher must have loved sending THAT project home :) I hope you have it proudly displayed someplace where you can get a good laugh whenever you walk by!

May said...

oh thank you for the image - my mind went straight into men's pants... err the gutter... err... nevermind. Hilarious!

Anonymous said...

Yes...a "rocket." Lol
Karen R

Misti said...

LOL That's hysterical. Once you said it was a rocket, I see it... kind of. My mind was in the gutter originally too. ;D

BTW - I've been quite inspired by your posts on weight loss. I re-rejoined WW this past Saturday & started a blog to journal my progress. www.babygotfat.blogspot.com

Maddy said...

Give me a second while I catch my breath. I am not sure which is more funny....that, um, "rocket" (yeah, RIGHT!) or your blog entry. Girl....you are just killing me!!!