Clash Daily Guest Contributor
A few months ago, a five-year-old Pennsylvania girl was standing at a bus stop talking to her friend when she made the mistake of insisting a princess bubble blower is superior to a Hello Kitty Bubble gun. The little girl suggested to her bus mate, “I’ll shoot you, you shoot me and we’ll all play together.” That conversation resulted in the kindergartener that made the suggestion being reprimanded in the principal’s office, suspended for 10 days for making a “terrorist threat,” and mandated into a series of counseling sessions with a therapist.
Now we come to find out that a seven-year-old aspiring artist from Baltimore, Maryland, Josh Welch, is in need of some serious Pop-Tart-eating redirection. Seems Josh, who suffers from ADHD, was being creative with what was at hand and tried to sculpt his strawberry breakfast Pop-Tart “into a mountain” with his teeth. Josh’s venture into carving territory is what got him a two-day suspension from Park Elementary School, because from his teacher’s perspective the Pop-Tart resembled a gun.
Josh said, “It was already a rectangle and I just kept on biting it and biting it and tore off the top and it kinda looked like a gun but it wasn’t.” Young Josh explained, “All I was trying to do was turn it into a mountain but, it didn’t look like a mountain really and it turned out to be a gun kinda.” In due time, Josh will find out that it’s all in the turning-while-biting action, which takes practice.
Josh learned the hard way that art can be like that. A burgeoning artiste starts out wanting to nibble a mountain into existence and suddenly, with a badly planned bite here or there, what started out as a peaceful depiction of nature suddenly turns into a strawberry-filled weapon. Fortunately, Josh wasn’t attempting to fashion a ‘7’ or an ‘L’ out of the Pop-Tart, because those two shapes look too much like a gun and could not have been as easily explained away as a Pop-Tart mountain.
One thing is for certain: while Josh may not be all that good at sculpting mountains out of Pop-Tarts, he sure is spot-on when it comes to discerning the mood of his teacher, because both he and his Pop-Tart were suspended from school for two days …
Read the rest at : American Thinker blog
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