Unacceptable Show-and-Tell Items

The key to show-and-tell is to bring something significant, but not so cherished that it can’t be lost or barfed on. My wife usually ends up saying something to Silas like, “Think really hard about it and choose something really special to you. Sorry, no. You can’t take ice cream. Nah, probably not your pillow either.” Here are some slightly more inappropriate things:

  1. His brother’s shoes
  2. The small plastic baggie he found at “the bad park”
  3. A dead squirrel
  4. A live squirrel
  5. The bracelet with a pot leaf on it he found at “the bad park”
  6. Daddy’s pills
  7. The frozen placenta from his birth. (We don’t have that and neither should you–especially not ours, which we never had, so you couldn’t possibly have it unless you worked at the hospital. Sorry, I’m off track)
  8. The cat litter scoop
  9. A set of steak knives
  10. Any photo of me from my sophomore year of college
  11. An EpiPen
  12. Bathtub drain hair
  13. Test results
  14. The guy on our block who never talks
  15. My NWA “Straight Outta Compton” CD
  16. Anything he found in the drawer of mommy’s bedside table
  17. A print-out of this list

43 thoughts on “Unacceptable Show-and-Tell Items

  • William Randolph says:

    I’m 60 and I’m that guy down the street that does not talk,
    For S and T I brought a scab not really received well.

  • And isn’t it always at the last minute that you have to drop everything before running out the door to help find the perfect show & tell item.

  • Anonymous says:

    I brought Worscestire(sp) sauce in for show and tell in second grade. Why? Because I loved it on my popcorn. And I knew it was movie day/popcorn day. Yeah, that didn’t haunt me AT ALL.

  • There is always that one guy on the block who sits on the front porch and doesn’t talk. I’m 36 and that guy is still there on my parents’ block. He still creeps me out.

    • Anonymous says:

      That is terrible. But I laughed., Out loud. And if I was Catholic I’d have a lotta ‘splainin to do as I giggled through confession.

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