Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Coming Soon, In A Sideshow On The Midway Of A Carnival Near You

The thing about taking your kids to school where you teach is that your fellow faculty can fill you in on their shenanigans.

This afternoon, TheParkingSpotUsurper informed me of the antics of young Mr. The Pony J. Hillbilly. Seems her class was having a discussion of inherited characteristics versus those credited to the environment. Mr. TPJH entertained his classmates with his vast array of talents, including, but not limited to:

*the ability to roll his eyelids

*the disconcerting clicking sound that ensues when he snaps one of his previously broken elbows into hyperextension and back, quickly

*the loosey-goosey status of his kneecap when he moves it to and fro just for fun

*the uncanny ability to lick his own elbow

That boy is a regular dog-and-pony show. Minus the dog.


Kathy's Klothesline said...

He has a future with the circus. Last year we met the oldest granddaughter's boyfriend. He is freakishly tall and skinny and ...... he can walk on his hands. Tell the pony to look for him when he joins up with the circus.

Hillbilly Mom said...

I once had a student who could put his feet behind his head and walk on his butt. And saw nothing wrong with demonstrating that to the class. Maybe they can all room together: the handwalker, the buttwalker, and the eye-rolling, elbow-clicking, kneecap-wiggling, elbow-licker. And we could get free cotton candy!

labbie1 said...

He can lick his elbow???? Does he have the tongue of Gene Simmons or is he a freak of nature??? I once read that no one can touch their elbow with their tongue...guess they were wrong...

Hillbilly Mom said...

His tongue is normal. There's something amiss with his shoulder/elbow jointage.