Friday, December 23, 2005

playing an instrument can be dangerous

Because the kids got out of school yesterday for winter break, the fourth-graders were allowed to bring their recorders home.  Of course this meant I was treated to lots of music (the same two songs over and over).  Actually, Monica is doing well, and even knows which notes are which.  I'm thinking she might do well on a real instrument, later on.

Anyhow.  She asked if she could take the recorder outside and play it.  That sounded like a great idea to me!  But as she was coming back inside, somehow the door jammed the recorder back against the roof of her mouth. 

I believe her when she says it hurt.  And I pointed out that this is why we grownups tell kids not to be running around with things in their mouths.

12 comments:

vortexgirl said...

Awe, poor Monica.  Samantha plays the recorder as well but isn't allowed to bring it home.  If it were Thanksgiving that is what I would be thankful for.  Now if I could get rid of the drum set, I'd be set.  :)
Dianne

ora4uk said...

sorry Monica...hope it is better now...Merry Christmas to all...Ora

mutualaide said...

Ouch!  That hurts!  I hope she was able to continue the melody for you!

csandhollow said...

I have done something like that. It hurts!

bnanajm said...

Poor Monica.  I did almost the same thing as a kid, only witha 4th of July flag that had a pointed tip.  I still have the scar on the roof of my mouth.  And yes, believe her.  IT HURT.

artloner said...

Owie.

Merry Christmas, Donna.  :)

xoxoxo,

andi

mastersblynn said...

sorry about monicas mouth. I had to laught when I read the part about playing the recorder outside. when my son first started playing the sax I told him that it would sound so much better outside because the tone would carry....i did not tell him the real reason,.....away from me LOL Barbara

bookncoffee said...

Oh my.....I hope she is ok.  This certainly could have been worse.  So scary.

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toonguykc said...

Don't admonish her too much!  I was constantly punished for putting things in my mouth and I grew up to be a smoker and a chronic sunflower seed chewer/spitter.

marainey1 said...

If it's still hurting make sure she rinses with some warm salt water...that's always healing to the mouth.  You are so blessed to have the 'music in the air' at this special time .  I hope you and yours have a Merry Merry Christmas!  'On Ya' - ma

siennastarr said...

OWWWW!   I've done that before!  Can't remember with WHAT, but I've done it, and it does hurt!!  Poor baby...   Fortunately, most mouth bruises, like that heal quickly!!  

Have a wonderful Christmas Mosie!

jackie