*I make a dumb pun*
Student: Wooowww, you should be a professional dad.
Need your kids to tell dumb jokes but you don't have anyone around to teach them? Now accepting work as a professional dad, $20 a joke.
You thought The Muffin Saga was over? So did I.
Student: You should play on our [middle school] concert!
Me: I don't think you can afford me.
Student: How many muffins would I have to make for you?
Me: Hmm...10 might make me think about it.
Student: Well a pan holds a dozen, so there'd still be two left over.
Me: Ooo, well, let's make it an even dozen then.
Student: ...okay, what if I just make you three muffins for free and you don't have to play the concert?
This kid runs a hard bargain, but I agreed to his terms.
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.