Me [to Student 1 at the end of class]: If y'all were focusing, I'd have time to get to everything I need to, but when you're talking and goofing off, I can't get to everything.
Student 2: So you know those Grow Your Own Butterflies kits you can get? So my family did that, and we had five butterflies that we raised. Once they were ready to be released, we let them go outside, and then a bird swooped down and ate all of them at the same time.
This was literally all of the context there was for this story...
I have been teaching music across the Twin Cities since 2011. Along with seeing students grow as musicians and people, one of the joys of teaching is the ridiculous things my students say.