I try to be diligent about going through J's backpack every day after school, even on Fridays. I look through his folder to see what he did in ABA that day, empty the lunch box and ooh and aah over his artwork. Ninety nine percent of the time it is just paper in there. Yesterday, I pulled out this:
What the...? A slice of raw potato in a ziplock bag.
M: "Sweetie, what's this?"
J: "A potato"
M: (stifling a giggle) "I figured that part out, do you know why it is in the bag?"
J: "It's a potato."
M: (stifling a deep sigh) "Did you do it with Ms Cindy or Ms Vivian?
J: " uh, Ms Cindy?" (I punctuated correctly, he was asking if that was the right answer)
M: "Go play"
Two weeks ago it was "P" week in the preschool class, so I kind of figured it was Ms Cindy. I logged on to e-mail and found the old weekly lesson plan she gives us at the beginning of each week and sure enough, there it was "Science: moldy potato." Ewwwwww!
And the days of finding scary science projects growing in his backpack have begun. Oh, what joy!
What's the weirdest thing you have found in your child's backpack? Or, what's the weirdest thing you remember bringing home?
(This blog is part of Sunday Funnies Link Party. Go check it out for some hysterical blogs.)
Vanessa D says
I used to find a weeks worth of squashed sandwiches every weekend. And all of their lunch garbage - every last bit of it.
Vinny C says
I brought a girl home once. True story! We were both 7 & in the same class. It was raining that day after school & we were sharing my umbrella. Thing is, she didn't even live on my street. My mom said she was into me.
I had so much more game back then.
Audrey Humaciu says
Vinny, I literally laughed out loud at that one. Especially considering I read your entry in the Sunday Funnies Link Party!
Maple Syrup Land says
Old lunch garbage and school notices that were supposed to be signed and handed back in 2 weeks before
My daughters used to put their papers nice and neatly into their backpacks, but when they got home they were bent, squashed, wrinkled, torn, mangled... finally figured it out. They used their backpacks as sleds after school on the hill behind the school.