Monday, May 12, 2008

Further Signs We're Ready to be Done

During drama practice...
 
5th grade student #1: She ate glue!
Me: (Incredulous, dismayed stare)
5th grade student #2, aka Paste Eater, with a perfectly unaffected gaze: It's not bad.

3 comments:

Joe said...

:-)

That episode brought me back to a scene in First Grade.

Characters:

Mrs. Griffin - The 'cool' first grade teacher. Young, new to the profession. Genuinely loving of every one of her charges (you can tell I have warm, fuzzy memories)

Matt - childhood friend, even though he used to always put tacks on my seat ... 'nother story

Scene:
Mrs. Griffin's first grade classroom. Children talking loudly and, well, being first graders



Mrs Griffin: (shouting at the top of her lungs) I AM ABOUT TO BLOW MY TOP!!!

Matt: (jumping out of his seat, grabbing a jug of paste and handing it to Mrs. Griffin) Here you go.

Mrs. Griffin: (looking very frustrated, annoyed and now confused): What is this for???

Matt: You said you were going to blow your top. You'll need that to put it back on...

Mrs. Griffin: (using every muscle in her body to keep from smiling) Get back in your seat!!!!

Andie said...

Lo!

Just about every day, some kid does something I don't want to smile at, but I can't help it.

Joe said...

Perhaps reciting a bit of scripture would help:

"And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart." (Luke 2:19)

Someday, all of those episodes will be cherished diamonds.