Sunday, November 01, 2009

"It's for my collection"

Sara loves to collect things - and when I say "things" I pretty much mean anything she finds. At school, when she plays outside in the playground she fills her pockets with "things" for her collection. Every few days I have to emptying her jacket pockets and disposing of the contents. I have found everything from bottle caps, grass, leaves, feathers, rocks (many many rocks), food wrappers, twigs, cigarette butts (gross), just to name a few.

The other day, as I was once again emptying her pockets, I came across something very interesting - a small baggy of marijuana. That's right, marijuana, about a gram worth. It took me a few moments to realize that I was actually seeing what I was seeing. And yes indeed it was! Sara saw me examining the bag and I asked her where she found it. She replied "At the playground, it is for my collection."

Like most things in her collection, we will be disposing of this item asap. And of course, we will be informing the school of her finding.

12 comments:

emily and mike said...

Oh my!!!!!!!!! That is crazy! You better keep on checking those pockets!

Tammy said...

Ack!

Ramona said...

Are you serious??!! I'd let the school know about that one! My daughter still comes home with crazy pieces of garbage and shiny things and she's in grade 3... I hope you never find another package of that in her pockets at any age!
Ramona

Ramona said...

Oh- re-read it- maybe it wasn't the school playground? In any case...
Ramona

Chad, Laura and Sara said...

Thanks for the concern Ramona, it was on the school ground - Chad is speaking to the principal this morning - we're not really mad, more concerned and informed them as a "just so you know...". Maybe a good opportunity for a teaching moments with students or maybe they could have someone do a sweep of the playground...we'll see.

Sarah Rodgerson said...

wow, scary stuff!

Rana and Yvan said...

EEEEEK!

The Warren Family said...

oh my!! that is crazy...something you would never expect to happen.

Darrell and Jess said...

oh wow!! That's crazy! Good thing you're a diligent mommy! :)

Ruth Branson said...

Ok, I know that's really a terrible thing to find in your daughter's pocket, but I must admit that I laughed when I read your post! My five-year-old is a real collector, too, and we've found some interesting stuff in his pocket, but nothing even remotely close to THAT!

WOW!

Janice said...

I have a collector too but luckily weed has never come home in his pockets. I let him keep all the "crap" he brings home. He keeps it an old kleenex box. I will be drawing the line at one box.

Rowan Family said...

That is hilarious!!!

We've reported a couple of goings on at our playground too... One there was a pipe left on the picnic table. yikes! - when the kids find it.

Cheers
Nicky