October 12, 2010

I kid you not.

Friday was Civil War Day at school. BabyGirl asked me to volunteer so I went and helped with the games. I spent all day helping another mom corral 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders while teaching them to play blind man's bluff and button, button, who's got the button?

One boy from another school showed up in Confederate officer dress uniform complete with brass colored buttons. He was pretty proud of himself. I remarked on his costume & our conversation when something like this:

Me- Wow. That's a cool uniform you've got on. Where did you get it?
Boy- We ordered it.
Me- Well, I really like it.
(brief pause)
Boy- You wanna' smell my buttons?
Me- Excuse me?
Boy- Do you want to smell my buttons?
Me- Um...
Boy #2- (pops out behind his buddy) Smell them! They smell like bat guano!
Me- What?!
Boy #2- Really, they smell like bat guano!
Boy- Yeah, they do.
Me- Thanks, but I think I'll pass.

I couldn't make this up if I tried.


zann said...

haha that's great. I does make you curious how they know that ;)

Vic said...

that is great! So, what did they smell like?

My girls know that mascara is made from bat guano!