My first grade life: Sometimes I need chocolate, other nights a glass of wine...but apparently tonight I need BOTOX.
Oh, the things kids say.
They always speak the truth.
They don't mean to be unkind.
As a teacher you just have to roll with the punches.
Today, in the midst of a very frustrating comphension lesson, for both the kiddos and myself, I said to one of them: "We have to abort this mission, my head is going to explode." I pointed to my forehead, there in itself was my mistake.... He looks at me, for a moment really believing my brains are going to spill out of my skull.
He asked curiously..."why? what?"
I joked, as I usually do, and again pointed to the forehead and said..."Don't you see it? My head is cracking open, it looks just like Harry Potter's scar." As I pointed VERTICALLY to what I felt was an imaginary line.
When he seriously looks at my forhead and moves his finger across my forehead and says.... "Actually, I think it looks more like it's cracking side ways..." as he points to that large wrinkle going across my head!"
I busted out laughing. And yelled..."Seriously kid?!?"
Only to be followed by another cute kiddo with..."Yeah Mrs.M., I think there maybe a crack between your eyes too."
Out of the mouth of babes!
Wife, Mom, Educator and Lifelong Learner