No thanks, I've already eaten...

My darling Janie couldn’t WAIT to talk to me this morning. She ran into the room shouting my name. (Which is basically what ALL the 25 kids do each morning! It’s music to my ears. Mushally. )

“Mrs. Smythe, this morning my sister choked on a xylophone!


"This morning my sister choked on a xylophone!" (Now typically I speak kindergartenese, but today I was STUMPED and required MORE."

"Tell me exactly what happened, step by step!"

“I SAID that my sister chocked on a xylophone this morning! You know, those little white things that come in boxes that people pack STUFF in? XYLOPHONES!”

Me: “Oh, yeah. I ALWAYS pack stuff in xylophones! And I’m constantly tempted to put one in my mouth.”

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Anonymous said...

doesnt everyone put zylophones in there mouth...lol

Krystal Grant said...

Styrofoam!!!! Admittedly, it took me a minute.

Krystal Grant said...

Styrofoam!!!! Admittedly, it took me a minute.

Anonymous said...

Haha! I had to think about it!
I thought maybe she was associating the sometimes "x" shaped packing peanuts with the letter "X" for xylophone. The Styrofoam-like sound completely went over my head.

Carrie said...

kid's say the cutest stuff. That is hilarious!

Monkey Mae said...

My dog has also choked on xylophones!

Zip n Tizzy said...

I'm so glad your readers speak kindergartenese... That one had me totally stumped.
Now that I get it, as T would say, "That's Aquarius!"

Suburban Correspondent said...

It must have sounded interesting when she coughed...

Unknown said...

Everytime I see the word "xylophone" I chuckle because when my daughter was in 1st grade she got an "unsatisfactory" grade in music because the teacher wrote "she doesn't follow directions on playing the xlaphone". Yep...she spelled it like that. hmmmmmmm....I thought it was a NEW instrument!!
Kids are so damn cute though!!

An Open Heart said...

Whew, that must have been painful! I hope the extracation went well.


Sprite's Keeper said...

Yeah, those xylophones are big choking hazards, worse than hot dogs. They oughta put warning labels on those things. :-)

Scope said...

Hey! Where's the "Vote" button? I always vote after reading your posts.

Mellodee said...

Thank you! Krystal. I had no clue, none!!

Anonymous said...

You have a fun job, it's not just the money, you like it!


Jan said...

Hey, I'm always choking on those xylophone packing peanuts...

Brian Miller said...

i am betting it did not taste very good...

Megan said...

oh, man kindergarteners kill me.

Did you know that I, too, have taught Kindergarten?

Have a great weekend....

Still no word..and no $.

I should have kept it. It was nice...and it fit. (I don't mean that...but I feel taken advantage of)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Oy! I had to read the comments to see what the poor kid was choking on!

Happy weekend,

Captain Dumbass said...

Cover Girl giveaway?!?!

*claps hands excitedly and squeals*

Malisa said...

Our family calls those little xylophones "ghost turds"! Yes, I inherited my insanity!


Joanie said...

Xylophones! LOL!! Priceless!!

And I think the good Captain is taking his job as SAHD way too seriously!

my word verification today is ZINTRA. It sounds like an antibiotic.

Dee at Pedestrian Palate said...

Xylophone peanuts - choking hazard and allergy issue.

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

How cute is that? If she chokes on xylophones, I'd hate to see how she packs boxes for shipping...

Jeanne Estridge said...

You should NEVER leave packing xylophones down where small children children can reach them.

WeaselMomma said...

Well, it does always remind me of popcorn.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Adorable. I've never understood the appeal of styrofoam though... My son refuses to eat noodles, and I think, "but you will eat styrofoam?"

Okay I take that back - I just had a flashback and I remember biting on styrofoam as a small child. Three was something satisfying about making those tooth impressions in it - but not to chew and swallow!

Vodka Logic said...

I hate how the static makes them stick to everything

anymommy said...

I had to read the comments to get it. Apparently, I do not speak Kindergartenese. This could be a problem next year when I have two kindergarteners.

Magpie said...

Oh, yum.

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