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I just remembered that tomorrow is show and tell.  The way it works is they assign a letter, and the child is supposed to bring in an item that begins with that letter.  Here's the kicker - it can't be a toy.  I get that - it would be horribly disruptive.

This week's letter is "x."

I think that's just a teacher being mean.

We have a toy xylophone, but it's a toy.  What the hell else is there?

Seriously?  X?  The only things the internet is coming up with is "xylophone," "x-rays," and "x-men."




Dec. 23rd, 2011 02:34 am (UTC)
Au contraire...
A xylophone is a musical instrument!
Dec. 23rd, 2011 02:39 am (UTC)
Re: Au contraire...
I'll second what kebbykate said!

But you're going to laugh at this -- I have something she could bring in if I'd read this earlier... XANTHAN GUM.

It's used in tiny quantities to hold food together. Especially in my wheat-free crap bread. Hey, it's also an ingredient in a lot of salad dressings -- can you cheat and bring in something that USES it?

There's not a lot of other choices if you don't have any Xrays in the house...or Xena comic books. (I was curious, I browsed!
http://www.merriam-webster.com/browse/dictionary/x.htm YEAH, I'm a geek.)
Dec. 23rd, 2011 03:09 am (UTC)
Re: Au contraire...
Yes, but she's supposed to talk about what she brings - if I can't explain a xylophone (she thinks it's a "jingle bell") I'm certainly not going to be able to explain xanthan. :-)
Dec. 23rd, 2011 03:05 am (UTC)
Re: Au contraire...
I'm thinking about it anyhow - we have the Little Tykes xylophone.