Monday, March 16, 2009

Out of the Mouths of Babes

I was assessing children on coin identification for report cards. Most assesments have to be one on one and it drags on forever. I called K up....

Me-What's this coin.


Me-What's this one?


Me-this one?


MeAnd how about this one?


Me-Yes this is torture, but we pronounce it quarter.

Later on that day, during a rainy recess time, we were watching a well known animated classic in which a fox and a dog who were once friends get into a fight. All of the children are horror struck. Some have their hands to their mouths, others have covered their eyes. Suddenly above the noise of the fighting animals H yells out 'Jeeezzus Christ!"

It's really hard to correct a child for inappropriate comments when you are laughing so hard.

Just saying....

Monday, March 9, 2009

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

It is now almost 8:00 p.m. and the thing I have waited for all day has finally happened. The plumber is here. A mere 11 hours after I called. I guess everyone's plumbing problem is an emergency though.

I just really wanted

a shower

and a nap

to get the groceries for the week bought.

and to run to the carpet store.

In related news...

The plumber's assistant just knocked on the door, asked to be shown to the water heater, looked me straight in the eye and said,

"We crawled all the way up under there and there's water shooting everywhere!"

Uh, yeah.

That's what I told your boss when I called ...

11 hours ago.


Just saying.........

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Heard on the Playground

Her-annieb, do you see what Johnny is doing?

Me-No, what's he doing?

Her-Just throwing everybody to the ground.


Johnny runs up to me.

After a long staredown......

Me-Johnny...what rule did you break?

Him-I said a bad word.

Me-Ummmmmm. And just what bad word did you say?

Him-Shut up.

Another looonnngg stare down.

Me-No, that's not the bad word you said is it?

Him-Big sigh-Okay, I said bitch.

Me-Go to time out, Johnny.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Heard as children burst from church this morning...

Holy crap! It's snowing!