Thursday, December 11, 2008


Rojo is in 6th grade, and his teacher, Mr. G., has a black plastic beetle he hides in the classroom each day. When kids have extra time, they can go look for the beetle.

EVERY SINGLE DAY when I pick Rojo up from school, he starts in on the beetle talk.

"I did not find the beetle today! Angelic found the beetle! Angelic always finds the beetle!"


"My BFF, Maddie, and I found the beetle today!"


"Mr. G. is only giving us clues about the beetle, but he will not just tell me where that damn beetle is!"


"Mom, what does it mean it is spending time in jail? Mr. G. says the beetle is behind bars. What does that mean?"

I pick Rojo up at 3:15 and then we head over to pick up Woohoo at 3:30. For the entire 15 minutes it's all beetle talk.

Every day.

Since September 2nd.

So, I wasn't all that surprised when he started talking about asking Santa for a black plastic beetle for Christmas.

Now he's trying to spread the good idea around.

"Woohoo? Would you like Santa to bring you a black plastic beetle, too? I can ask him for two!"

"Daddy? Do you want me to ask Santa for three black plastic beetles, and I can give you one? Would you like a black plastic beetle?"

He hasn't offered to order me one from Santa yet, but I'm sure he will.

I'm sure he will.

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Michelle O'Neil said...

I love that Rojo has a BFF.

: )

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL. What a creative thinker that teacher is. If needed, I have a huge black plastic roach I can mail ya! :)

Thanks for entering/voting in my Christmas contest.

Jerri said...

Yes, he will. You know he will. That boy is generosity in action.

Jenny said...

Your posts make me laugh. Have fun playing hide the beetle (or find the beetle)

Wanda said...

Sounds like everyone in the family needs his own color of beetle so that when the hunt goes on you know whose was found. Because you know that everyone will have to hide them and...find them. Right?

Kathryn said...

And, so, you are scouring the earth for the right plastic beetles, right?

Amber said...

Funny. Sounds like he has a good teacher. too.

I hope your beetle has diamonds on it. ;)


Drama Mama said...

And WHY WOULDN'T YOU want a black plastic beetle?

Deb said...

I love everything about this!

Terry said...

I somehow missed this one! OMHOG!