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December 13, 2010

Well I no longer have to hear, “Why was Tara/Oliver/Max/Leon the student of the week and NOT ME?” because Maya was finally the student of the week.

So what does this wonderful honor entail? Well, the SOTW gets to be at the front of the line all week, and in addition to this honorable position, the SOTW also gets to take home the class mascot Biscuit.

I certainly had my reservations about a dirty, germ-ridden stranger spending 7 days in my home, and I wasn’t the only one.

Minnnie Mouse and Panda Express were a bit…territorial.

Our reservations didn’t go unfounded either. Just look at what this presumptuous dog did?

Ridiculous, right? I mean, what kind of guest defaces his host family’s iPad?

And then Biscuit decided to play russian roulette with his life by messing up my very organized cupboard.

I screamed at the damn dog to “step away” but Ali yelled back at me and told me to lay off. Could it be because Ali’s found a dog after his own heart?

Apparently Ali will stick up for anyone with an affinity for a drawer full of computer cables.

But then Biscuit stepped over the line and I lost it when I found him in this compromising position:

Words were exchanged – some that weren’t for Maya’s ears – and then things got violent.

I definitely feel guilty that things got out of hand so fast but my bag has been through enough. Obviously Maya didn’t brief Biscuit on the “hands off the LV” policy.

But whatever. I don’t think Biscuit will be coming back any time soon and I am 100% okay with that. And Maya? Well she’ll come to terms. Eventually.

69 Comments leave one →
  1. December 13, 2010 12:36 am

    Hi Ameena,

    This is a cool a blog with lots of nice picture.
    Keep building

    Shall drop by soon.

  2. December 13, 2010 4:03 am

    Cute post! And I don’t really care for the stuffed mascot going home with a different kid each week idea either. It just seems so dirty.

  3. December 13, 2010 4:08 am

    Ew, I would have lysoled the crap outta that thing before it got into my house. 🙂

  4. December 13, 2010 4:13 am

    LMAO! I love this!!! My son brought home Charlie the dog in Kindergarten…all 3 of my kids wound up with the stomach flu (real fun with a 2 month old…). That was the last time a stuffed “guest” from school was allowed in the house!


  5. Thetreadmilldiaries permalink
    December 13, 2010 4:34 am


  6. December 13, 2010 4:46 am

    Ditto the the TM Diaries! I smiled the whole time reading this 🙂 Sorry that we take pleasure out of your pain! 🙂

  7. December 13, 2010 4:50 am

    ahahaha! At least Biscuit didn’t get into the shoes… that’s where I would have lost it!

    Seriously… how long has that thing been around? I’m just curious as to the germs that are probably crawling out from every seem and his eyeballs…


  8. December 13, 2010 5:03 am

    i don’t think we called it sotw but i remember getting to bring home the class mascot when i was little (probably around mayas age or so) and i LOVED it. after reading this i wonder how my mom felt…

  9. December 13, 2010 5:35 am

    Oh thank goodness Biscuit was only a stuffed dog and not the classroom’s pet mouse. Your cupboards would be looking much worse.

  10. December 13, 2010 5:54 am

    Love it. Toddler is “Person of the Week” at Preschool this coming April and during that week, we get to bring home their beloved Kyle the Koala. Guess I better lock up the electronics and prepare the home front 🙂 Honestly, it’s pretty cool to see that our little ones are being exposed to similar projects despite the geographical distance!

  11. December 13, 2010 6:06 am

    Funny… I think those things are machine washible but it is his attitude that needs serious adjustment. For that may I suggest Maya builds him a cage.

  12. December 13, 2010 6:07 am

    Oh gosh for a minute I thought it was an actual living breathing pet. My 6th grade teacher used to send us home with a guinea pig over the weekends. We’d fight over who got to take it home. Now that I’m an adult I can’t believe what a pain in the butt that had to be for my poor sainted mom.

  13. December 13, 2010 6:16 am

    At least Biscuit lived to tell about it. You did that much for him!

  14. December 13, 2010 6:19 am

    Oh man… I can’t believe they send a stuffed animal home with each kid!! Talk about germs 😦

  15. December 13, 2010 6:26 am

    Haha I remember student of the week (although I think we did student of the month). However, we didn’t get any prizes other than a star sticker next to our name. And yet, that still seemed to be enough….

    That Biscuit really is a trouble maker. It doesn’t seem like he’s really a good example-setter for the kids.

  16. December 13, 2010 6:27 am

    Our school had taken this whole SOTW exercise a little far. As a prefect, I was handed a real white mice to take home for a day. Imagine the expression on my Mums face when she saw a mice in the house. My brother and I on the other hand, in fact even my dad were ecstatic to have a house guest. Even if he was in for just a day!

  17. December 13, 2010 6:28 am

    With such misbehavior, I am shocked you didn’t put him through the washing machine.

  18. December 13, 2010 6:31 am

    Haha, this was adorable. I totally brought home the class stuffed animal during kindergarten. It was a Paddington Bear and I believe I forced my parents to take many, many pictures to document all of our adventures.

  19. December 13, 2010 7:07 am

    You need counseling. 🙂 I was afraid that the mascot would be alive (Dudette’s is a goldfish) and that you had a hamster or gerbil at your house. I was looking forward to seeing that. Please tell cable guy that we do need one of his doo-dads in that drawer for our printer.

  20. December 13, 2010 7:13 am

    Maya must be so excited to be student of the week! Back when I was her age, we had a class pet – a ferret – that went home with us. My mother was less than pleased to say the least!

  21. December 13, 2010 7:20 am

    I agree with Caroline. My class pet was a snake. My mother said absolutely not. I never recovered. Props to you for holding on through the Biscuit saga 🙂

  22. December 13, 2010 7:41 am

    I don’t look fwd to the day K brings a germ infested stuffed animal home from school. Hubby makes fun of my OCD, but believe it or not, he’s on the verge of being a sanitary freak (remember chips with chopsticks?). I wouldn’t be surprised if said stuffed animal gets introduced to the washing machine first thing.

    That is one gorgeous bag. So glad it survived “the incident”. The iPhone has an invisible shield, I almost think LV bags should too…teehee.

  23. December 13, 2010 8:10 am


  24. December 13, 2010 8:12 am

    I shudder to think of all the places Biscuit has been!

  25. December 13, 2010 8:12 am

    Haha I remember student of the week, but there definitely wasn’t a germy stuffed animal wreaking havoc!

  26. December 13, 2010 8:18 am

    Yeah, the idea of where biscuit has been is a little scary! Hope he gets a little Febreze action now and then. Congrats to Maya on SOTW!! Who knows, biscuit might come back to visit sooner then you think.

  27. December 13, 2010 8:21 am

    Haha, your bag certainly HAS been through a lot. Congrats to Maya on the distinguished honor that is SOTW!

  28. December 13, 2010 9:02 am

    Tsk Tsk Biscuit, you should know better than to go after the LV. First ketchup, and now this! Ameena, I think you may have to turn this little scruff out of the house! Congrats to Maya for being student of the week! … although, I can think of better prizes than lugging around a dirty stuffed animal :O

    (Loved Ali’s guest post, by the way! Ah, the perpetual barbs of husband and wife 😉 )

  29. December 13, 2010 9:10 am

    Ummm . . . do they wash that thing in between students?

  30. December 13, 2010 10:20 am

    Hahaha, can’t believe he deface the iPad!

  31. December 13, 2010 10:23 am

    What does one have to do to earn Student of the Week? Are there qualifications for this desirable position?
    my mom used to secretly throw all my stuffed animals in the washing machine without me knowing because i would scream when she tried saying that it “washed out all the memories” .

    • December 13, 2010 10:44 am

      The whole thing is so vague…I think that as long as the student doesn’t scream bloody murder, he/she is eligible to be SOTW.

  32. December 13, 2010 10:27 am

    Now you just need a bumper sticker saying “my daughter is student of the week” so you can flash it in front of Escalade Dad.

  33. December 13, 2010 10:34 am

    Oh no, back away from the purse, Biscuit! Lol, too funny Ameena. And congrats to Maya for being SOTW! 🙂

  34. December 13, 2010 10:46 am

    what a fun post. gosh I love that LV. Congrats to Maya on SOTW!

  35. December 13, 2010 12:25 pm

    Hahahaha. You are freaking hilarious! Congrats on Maya’s sotw distinction…. 🙂 hope it came with a bumper sticker or something?

  36. Leslie permalink
    December 13, 2010 12:28 pm

    ROFLMAO. I knew you were witty, Ameena, but this is truly hilarious. And thank you for the luscious treats from Friday morning. I inhaled them. I thank you. My tushie does not.

  37. December 13, 2010 12:33 pm

    Congratulations to Maya!

    NWhen I was in kindergarten, we took turns taking home a rabbit named Bandit. Part of this entailed cleaning a humongeous rabbit cage. I’m pretty sure my mom would have paid to babysit a stuffed animal instead haha!

    Step away from the LV!

  38. December 13, 2010 1:00 pm

    I am dying! When Daniel (my brother) was Maya’s age he came home with a stuffed pig named Toot. It was the cutest thing ever. I miss Toot.

  39. Kath (Eating for Living) permalink
    December 13, 2010 1:12 pm

    I loved this post! Already the way it begun, with the other tenants critically eyeballing the newby. And when, on top of everything, your lovely bag got involved in the end, I almost fell off my chair. 😀 I’m just afraid poor little Biscuit will need therapy now. This is too much for any dog.

  40. December 13, 2010 3:04 pm

    Ew. Ew. Ew. I have so much to look forward to….

  41. December 13, 2010 3:38 pm

    You crossed the line when you lined up to steal the purse Biscuit. 🙂 So funny 🙂

  42. Cindy permalink
    December 13, 2010 4:20 pm


  43. December 13, 2010 4:54 pm


    how did maya take your treatment towards her guest ?

    do you even think about the day maya is going to read all this ?

    anyway congrats to maya for winning the honor.

  44. December 13, 2010 5:45 pm

    We had the same issues when “Mr. what’s his face” made an appearance at our house for a week last year. And Alex is in Kindergarten next year so I’ll have to host him all over again. You’re bringing back memories. 🙂 Glad she finally achieved student of the week!

  45. December 13, 2010 5:46 pm

    Your Biscuit saga is straight out of a Twilight Zone episode.

  46. actorsdiet permalink
    December 13, 2010 5:59 pm

    if biscuit came to my house, julius would show him who was boss…

  47. December 13, 2010 6:43 pm

    Before I saw the first picture of Biscuit, I was scared to death that you got stuck with the class hamster or something horrible of that ilk. That used to be tres vogue when I was just a pup. Now? I can’t imagine.

  48. December 13, 2010 8:49 pm

    I won’t even let Biscuit enter my house. Btw congrats to Maya for being SOTW
    Btw, do you plan to throw Biscuit into your washer? 😀

    • December 14, 2010 7:09 am

      I think the only thing holding him together is the dirt/germs that cover him. He’d fall to pieces in the washing machine!

  49. December 13, 2010 9:02 pm

    hehehe. I’m kind of feeling bad for the dejected Biscuit 😉

  50. December 13, 2010 10:48 pm

    You didn’t have one houseguest. You had 295495995959559 including all of the bacteria, viruses, spirochetes, fungi and prions. Lucky you.

    This post made me laugh- the nerve- messing with your ipad and LV. I hope that you let Biscuit take all the cables with him.

  51. December 14, 2010 1:34 am

    Yay Maya! SOTW, thats fabulous!!!! BUT… never mess with the LV, that’s sacred territory ;). They say that every dog has his day, but I don’t know, poor biscuit is looking a little worse for wear now LOL.
    *kisses* HH

  52. December 14, 2010 7:09 am

    eww..biscuit needs a shower asap:)

  53. December 14, 2010 10:01 am

    Haha, too funny, love the post 🙂

  54. December 14, 2010 1:29 pm

    Ha! I don’t know what is funnier…these pictures you took or the reward of getting to take home an overused dog. What germs must be in that pooch’s fur! At least it isn’t a live animal. (that would be really fun.) I’m sure that Maya was thrilled though. Things like that make elementary school so much fun. Thank you for sharing, sweet woman!

  55. December 14, 2010 4:32 pm

    LOL! Can’t… stop… laughing….

  56. December 14, 2010 5:12 pm

    I remember when I used to have house guests like that took. Oh the memories.

  57. December 14, 2010 6:27 pm

    HAHHAHAHAA such a creative post. I never got sotw…something about talking to much.

  58. December 14, 2010 7:50 pm

    This made me laugh really hard!

  59. December 14, 2010 11:11 pm

    Haha Biscuit is too cute! Have you thought about putting him through the wash? I’ve put many of the toy babies Dave has gotten me through the wash on gentle cycle and then dried them in the dryer with no problems :-). And, the LV must be kept safe at ALL times!

  60. December 15, 2010 1:25 am

    Thanks for making me laugh ! Needed it.

  61. December 15, 2010 5:52 am

    I’m going to be a teacher soon and I will never do the stuffed animal “class mascot” thing. It is grimy! Maybe we will have a box of computer cables as our class mascot.

  62. Ayla permalink
    December 15, 2010 1:28 pm

    Aww, poor Biscuit! I think he’s kind of cute. 🙂 Biscuit and I probably would have gotten along just fine.. as long as he stayed away from my food.

  63. December 15, 2010 11:06 pm

    I never really thought abt germs until you mentioned it…I’m so not a mom. So it’s the stuffed dog against the mother of the house! Ooh-er.

  64. December 17, 2010 9:09 am

    It is on my list to get a pet…but you know after this, I am having reservations.
    But would LOVE to be a guest in your home. As long as we can make a stop at Trader Joes, I am easy to appease!

  65. December 19, 2010 9:45 am

    Aww, I know I’m late with this, but congrats to Maya for being student of the week! 🙂

  66. December 19, 2010 9:53 am

    I have always been weary of those germ infested “mascots” coming home with my children. I feel like I need to lysol them down before letting them in the house!

    Funny post Ameena!

  67. December 21, 2010 11:17 am

    Way too funny!

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