We’re all familiar with the concept of Show and Tell, right? Of course we are. It’s simple. It happens at school, and there’s a theme and the kids have to talk about the theme and show something related to the theme.
This particular week, I think the theme was parents or careers. I can’t quite recall. All I know is that we were instructed (via a note in the homework folder) to prep our kids to talk about their parents jobs. Which I duly did.
The morning after The Kid’s turn for S&T, his teacher calls me aside and to find out what I actually do. According to her, The Kid had spent 5 minutes telling her and his classmates how his mother is a taxidermist. Knew exactly what a taxidermist was, and explained that vocation very thoroughly.
I don’t know how he got “taxidermist” from “writer”, but he definitely gets ten points for his inventiveness. As well as an amusement/wtf-bonus, too.