Home from School

Home from School

A Story by Sara Muschweck
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Some wonderful afternoons provided by my lovely children.

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The front door slams and the stomping fills the house. “Mom! Mom!” fills the once quiet of the afternoon.

 

“MOM!!! They gave me OWL POOP at school today!!” the shrill girls voice shouted.

 

Now I know I could not have heard that right? Owl Poop? Ok, take a breath and go find out what the child is hysterical about. I walk out of the office to greet my daughter.

 

“Ok, Caroline, calm down.” She has worked herself up into a frantic state trying to explain in one sentence, or rather one word, the package held daintily between her fingers.

 

“Mom….wehadanassemblythisafternoonandtheygaveusowlpooptobringhome”

 

“Whoa there missy, slow down and start again.”

 

“O.K. Mom. There were these people from a museum, something Carn-a-kee, and they gave us this tin foil pack to open up at home!”

 

“Oh, you mean the Carnegie Science Museum? From Pittsburgh?”

 

“Yeah, that is the one…. I think.” “They did science experiments and gave us these.”

 

There dangling from her fingertips was a egg shaped tin foil package.

“It’s Owl Poop, Mom!” “I am not touching Owl Poop, how gross is that Mom?”

No, the school had not lost it's mind, the "Owl Poop" was really an Owl Pellet.   A science tool to teach children about the digestion of the Owl.

 

I just can’t help myself and laugh, what are you going to do when your child brings home an Owl pellet?

 


© 2008 Sara Muschweck



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Sara Muschweck
Not my best, just something short to get back into the swing of things after being sick for so long.

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the Carnegie Science Museum -- very familiar with that place -- lol -- you lucky all they gave her was the owl poop - that's where the dead body exhibit is stationed ...

I think i would be in tears laughing so hard if this happened to me... but i totally sympathize with Caroline... I wouldnt want to be touching any poo either...



Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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What a test of motherhood--I'll bet they don't include that particular situation in the handbook! "Hmmm, let me see...oh yes, here it is---what to do when your child brings owl poop home."

I don't use this word often, but that story is prescious, and I enjoyed it immensely. Sam

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I liked it I thought it was actually quite adorable, thanks for sharing an afternoon with your kids :-p

Posted 9 Years Ago


LOL. So, did you and your daughter dissect the "owl poop"? Just in the name of science and all lol. A sceince assembly once taught my son's class to make "goop". A most icky substance, that sticks to everything. Now, why would anyone teach 6 yr old boys to make "goop"? I think I still have some minute pieces stuck on the carpet in places - and he'll be fifteen next month! Glad you are back - hopefully that nasty old flu bug has made all its rounds.

*hugs*

laura

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

i like it,and i have never went there but i want to





justintime

Posted 9 Years Ago


Hehehe I loved this one, short, simple and funny. Even though you don't give much description I can still see the event happening clearly in mind. I LOVED and laughed hard when I read when Caroline excitedly tries to explain what had happened, you really captured the energy of a child by doing that.
Well done!

Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

the Carnegie Science Museum -- very familiar with that place -- lol -- you lucky all they gave her was the owl poop - that's where the dead body exhibit is stationed ...

I think i would be in tears laughing so hard if this happened to me... but i totally sympathize with Caroline... I wouldnt want to be touching any poo either...



Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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What should I tell you about me? My kids are my whole world and I try to give them the best in me that I have. I want them to grow up being proud of me for the mother I have been. I love to read t.. more..

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