You know how it goes; Each week your child’s Show and Tell day rolls around, and nothing remotely exciting has happened, so you ship them off to school with a photo of that one time you all went to Bali and saw monkeys and hope for the best. All around the world kids are doing a way worse job than your kid, and it’s wonderfully hilarious.
Teachers are joining over on reddit and sharing the worse Show and Tell items that have turned up in their classrooms.
“The teacher across the hall from me had a student who brought what he thought was a lucky rabbit foot to show to the class and excitedly announced he had enough for everyone in the class. The rabbit foot was a tampon.”
Do you ever worry that you kid might reveal something you’d rather didn’t? Like this…
“When I was in 6th grade I took a belly dancing bralette thing in that my brother sent me from his deployment. We were studying the Middle East and I had something from there, I thought it was cool! I remember my teacher gulping, eyes bulging, asking, “just…. That? That’s all they wear?” And me saying, “yeah, I guess so”.
Anyways it turns out he sent me his girlfriend’s present and his girlfriend got my camel book. But I was very, very popular with the sixth grade boys for a little while.”
I can just imagine the girlfriend receiving that camel book, acting thrilled, of course.
One teacher shared her solid gold story that could be any of our kids, really, “Only been teaching one year but so far, mum’s only set of car keys.” We guess she’s not going anywhere fast.
The award (spoiler: there is no award) for the most popular Show and Tell item is insects and animals, “I brought a dead bat in a ziplock that I found in my yard once. No clue why.”
Because sometimes you need something for News Day, and a dead bat seems like a good idea, right? If not a bat, then a pet is just as good.
“Someone brought their pet bird-dead, in a box, that was going to be buried when they got home later that day.”
Let’s hope it wasn’t summer. Ewww. We also hope that our kids don’t stand up and share any of our deepest, darkest family secrets, but sometimes that does happen.
Not all kids are dark and twisted though, some are just darn adorable, “Asked my students to bring an object they loved, one kid brought his grandmother.”
What’s the weirdest thing your kids have shared for Show and Tell?