From Liquor to Body Parts: Kids and Their Vices

On the first few days of school, most teachers gather some background information, trying to get to know the students who will be occupying their classroom for the next ten months.

So like all his second grade classmates, J completed a worksheet about his favorite activities, hobbies, and sports. His mom Susanna came across her son’s handiwork at his Back-To-School night.

This is what she saw.

As a teacher herself, Susanna was particularly horrified by her son’s favorite hobby: partying. More subtle was his favorite place to go, Ronny’s Market, their neighborhood liquor store. And she’s pretty sure J’s favorite thing to collect is “pennies,” not penis as it looks. But at she says, who knows?


To read about more of J’s antics, please go and visit Susanna Morgan’s blog, Not June.


How would your child/niece/neighbor’s kid (or you) answer these questions?

Please remember to submit your child’s writing to us at stuffkidswrite (at) gmail (dot) com.

About Leanne Shirtliffe

Leanne Shirtliffe is the author of SLOTH TO THE RESCUE, SAVING THUNDER THE GREAT, THE CHANGE YOUR NAME STORE, and NO MORE BEIGE FOOD (2016). She also wrote humor books DON'T LICK THE MINIVAN: Things I Never Thought I'd Say To My Kids and MOMMYFESTO. She and her family live in Calgary, Alberta because they like complaining about the weather.

Posted on November 15, 2011, in School Assignments and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Trish Loye Elliott

    thanks for the laugh!

  2. Good thing he likes collecting pennies since he’ll need them to finance his partying! Too funny!

  3. Nice! That’s a keeper.

  4. But what I’m REALLY wondering is how a second grader is getting to Ronny’s Market and what this inadvertently says about mom and dad! 🙂

    I needed this chuckle today, thanks!

  5. The Ronny’s Market part kills me.

  6. I can actually picture one of my friends writing that when they were a kid. Thanks for the laugh.

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