Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Bum and the Clock

Okay, so there have been some weird stories in my first graders' homework. They're all just silly, and they certainly make us smile.  But this one . . . oh man, oh man.

There was an old clock that didn't work. 
The woman who had the clock said, 
"I will throw this old clock out. It doesn't work." 
So she did.
A bum looked at the clock and said, 
"I am a bum. I don't work. 
That clock doesn't work. 
So I will get along well with that clock."
Now the bum is happy. 
He doesn't work and he has a clock that doesn't work.

So we were reading this, and my kids didn't laugh, like I expected them to. They just looked super uncomfortable and wouldn't make eye contact with each other. I had to stop and explain to them that it wasn't talking about an ACTUAL BUM, but that it was another name for a HOBO.

Hahaha. A Bum and a bum. A Bum's bum.

(You can tell it's been a long day.)

the end.


  1. I don't know if I'm supposed to comment on your blog yet or not but I just can't help it! I got my parcel from you and it was absolutely stupendous!!!!!!! Thank you so, so much for the parcel xxx I hope you get as much joy from your parcel as I did from mine :)

  2. hahahahahahahaha! hahahahah! HA! That's all I have to say about that! hahaha!


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