"Picking up our 5-year-old daughter from kindergarten, I am flagged down by the school's principal. He wordlessly hands me a drawing made by my daughter in art class. His facial expression is a combination of awkward embarrassment, empathy and a bit of consternation ...
Me: "Hey, honey, tell me about this picture you drew at school today!"
Daughter: "Oh, I love that one! Do you like it?"
Me: "I do! Can you tell me about it?"
Daughter: "I drew it in art class!"
Me: "Good! Sooo, tell me what you were drawing ...
Daughter: "We were drawing our favourite things!"
My wife's eyebrows shoot up.
My brows furrow and I try mightily to play it off as if I'm carefully examining the picture.
Me: " ... What favourite thing is this a drawing of, honey?"
Daughter: "Daaaddyyyy! You know! It's a muffin on a table!"
Wife bursts out laughing.
Me: "Of course, honey! Great job!"
Parents make accordion vanish
"I was the 'victim' of a disappearing instrumental gift," a user tells Reddit. "My bachelor uncle gave me a real, full-sized accordion when I was 10. It was so cool! After a couple of months it was gone. My parents had no idea where, it just disappeared. Being a kid, I eventually forgot about it. Until, years later after I had moved out, I was searching for something else in the crawl space and voila! In hindsight, I don't blame them. I thought it was hilarious to play Twinkle twinkle little star on the highest notes and get our Siberian husky to howl along."