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.