Up With the Chickens

Raising children and chickens on a little buffalo farm

Those Farm Kids Have Got it Going On…

LC Hanby Hudgens, writer

…at least that’s what my Charming Chet’s teacher told me after he received a trip to the principal’s office, detention, a writing assignment on the dangers of roughhousing and a three day ban from playing football on the playground.   All of this for accidentally running into another boy during a game of Monkey in the Middle.  To be fair, the other boy was standing still.  And because they had been running after the same ball,  his back was turned to Charming Chet, so the poor kid never saw him coming.  And the poor kid did end up with a goose egg on is forehead.  But in Charming Chet’s defense, they were playing Monkey in the Middle, which is by nature a rough game.  And it was an accident.

When I questioned the teacher about the harshness of Chet’s punishment, she explained that, though it was an accident, they were…

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