My sons’ preschool has a zero tolerance policy regarding weapons. The school also has a similar policy for open-toed shoes, gum, and low-grade fevers.
My sons memorized the rules in September and recite them on the way to school each morning. Kellen in particular is very diligent about minding his P’s and Q’s at school and thus, was understandably upset when he was forbidden from taking his show-and-tell item out of his school bag.
“I brought a weapon!” he cried.
I snatched my son’s school bag and frantically dug through it, looking for a butcher knife or bazooka. All I found was a retractable light saber.
“This?” I asked incredulously, holding it up. It had never crossed my mind that a plastic fluorescent phallus would be included on the list of banned items.
My son acted like I threw a live grenade into a crowd.
“PUT THAT AWAY!” he screamed, shoving the toy back into his bag.
“Do you want a piece of gum?” I asked, once we were in the car.
Kellen waited until we were out of the preschool parking lot before accepting the illegal substance.
Has your little one ever been busted for contraband? What? When? How?