*I say something*
*student 1 makes a dad joke*
Me: So how many kids do you have?
Student 1: Negative two.
Student 2: Did you eat two kids??
I was practicing rest/ready/playing positions with my beginning summer band brass players.
*I step up to stand*
*all except one student goes silent*
Student [finishing conversation with another student]: I ate your dog.
We had to try again after I finished laughing.
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.