I'm walking around my classroom today, watching my kids do quiet work, when I hear whisper-yelling from the front of the room. One kid insistently, commandingly whispering at another.
"Suck it! Suck it! Suck it!'
I had to pause for a second to be sure I heard was I was hearing.
"It'll feel better if you suck it!"
Is he? No. Nah. He wouldn't tell another kid to..."Child. What did you say to him?"
The child looks at me. "I'm telling him to suck on it. He's got a paper cut on his hand and it'll feel better if he sucks on it, you know?"
"Oh. Yeah. Ok."