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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Case of The Three-Legged Bunny

As I was going through Lily's school papers today, I came across this:




Unfortunately, Lily was still at school when I discovered the little masterpiece, so I had to wait all day to ask her about it. I couldn't even begin to fathom what the assignment had actually been. The drawing sat on my kitchen counter all day and by the time school let out, I was dying to know just what in the hell it is they're teaching my kid over at that school that would warrant a bunny homicide.

When I asked Lily what kind of assignment it was that produced the little gem of a sketch, she said that her teacher told the class to draw something that was "on it's last legs." This actually makes sense to me, as her class is spending a lot of time this year learning different expressions and sayings, like "on it's last legs" and "frog in your throat" and "piss like a racehorse." Well, maybe they're not really learning that last one. That's just my personal favorite.

Now, I love that she felt compelled to make sure that everyone that looks at this drawing realizes that they are in fact looking at not just a bunny, but a dead bunny. The words "Dead Bunny" scrawled next to the carcass pretty much give that away. And props for also making sure we know the bunny is bleeding by noting "That's blood" at the bottom. Heaven forbid we confuse the blood for some other bunny body fluids. Points off though, for not actually following the assignment, as this poor bunny clearly saw its last leg quite some time ago.

When I inquired as to why the dead bunny had just three legs, Lily said that when her teacher gave the assigment, she actually thought she said to draw something "without it's last leg." Hence, we got a three-legged bunny. Once she realized that the bunny was supposed to be "on it's last leg" she went ahead and killed the pathetic little guy.

That means the killer was Lily, in the classroom, with a pencil. Mystery solved.

13 comments:

  1. Lol when my son was in 1st grade his teacher put huge sheets of paper on the wall and she would draw each kids outline and they would then have to fill it in, they were going to "showcase" these when they had open house by hanging them all up on the walls. So open house comes and my son brings me to show me his drawing. It looked pretty normal, except for his mouth...it was square. So of course, I ask (with about 10 other parents and the teacher standing around us) why his mouth is square. "Because it has a piece of duct tape over it Momma!" OMG I wanted to die lol! If the floor could have opened up and swallowed me I would have been a happy camper! I swear on all that is holy that I never taped my child's mouth shut! Lmao...but hell at least I didn't have to worry about other peoples kids coming over to play at my house! Lol...

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  2. Curiously enough, this horrific event occurred in the zoo as opposed to the wild. MC; me thinks you potentially have a future PETA proponent in your midst.

    In all seriousness, what a brilliant child. Although morbid, I hope she got an A on this assignment. She followed the directions to the letter.

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  3. I do love how literal little kids can be. Glad there was no bunny death in her life.

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  4. That is too funny! Excellent drawing that definitely deserves an A!

    Stopped by from SITS.

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  5. LOL. I love how kids interpret things. Great drawing but not quite fridge approved. Maybe?

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  6. Loved the x'd eyes. Oh, if only I had a picture for all the misconstrued directions I've heard. Hee.
    Could the teacher be giving these assignments for her own entertainment? Is she making copies for a scandalous tell all book when these little artists make it big time.
    Sounds like it might be MotherChick -Teacher conference time.

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  7. Ah kids! They are so literal. what a crack up.

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  8. Hahahaha. Too cute and slightly morbid. When I was a little girl I drew something similar, an illustration of our dead cat after Dad accidentally backed over her with the car. (She was very old and slow moving by then.)

    Mom still takes it out to this day when she is drinking and laughs her butt off. The memories.

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  9. OMG...I think I just peed my pants a little bit while reading this! My husband also thinks I'm insane because I laugh out loud so hard at blogs on the internet!

    I'm a teacher and your daughter would get an A from me, that's for sure! However, I think my principal might be a little worried if I was teaching the kids about things being on their last leg, well at least if it were pertaining to animals and/or people! Haha!

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  10. Kids and their imaginations =)

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  11. I love her imagination! The drawing is great (if not a little morbid) and I hope she got an A on this assignment!

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  12. What an imagination she has. Great drawing :)

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  13. I love the way your kid was able to adapt and roll with the punches. :-)

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