Saturday, April 26, 2008

Walking With Curly

It's almost my version of "Tuesdays with Morrie"...but slightly less inspirational.

(Scene: It's approximately 8:03a.m. I have just picked up my class from the cafeteria and Curly is the line leader. I love it when Curly is the line leader. Although, to be clear, I don't have favorites. Yes, I do. No, I don't. I totally do and he is it. We are walking up the stairs together, one of my favorite times to chat).

Me: Hey Curly.

Curly: Hey Mrs. Mimi. ( eyes shining with a new discovery) Did you know that two lines means you're pregnant and one line means you're not?

Me: Uh....well, yes, I suppose I did know that. What I want to know is how do YOU know that?

Curly: We all sat in the bathroom last night while my mom peed on the stick. And there were two lines. I'm gonna be a big brother...Holla!

(No, I am not embellishing. He said, "Holla!" Can you see why I totally love this kid?)

Me: Wow, that's pretty exciting. But, does your mom know that you're telling people? Sometimes moms want to keep that private for a little while.

Curly: She should have thought about that before she made us all watch her with the stick.

I suppose he has a point.

13 comments:

abcr123 said...

That's definetly one to add to your book, if you ever choose to write one!

Lisa Parisi said...

Thanks for the laugh. Just the kind of story to remind you of why you work with kids.

Sarah said...

He sounds like a cutie!

sandyshoes said...

Can't argue with that!

Excellent.

Edna Lee said...

Completely off topic, but I've tagged you for a meme. Follow the link and give yourself even more work to do!
http://regurgitatedalphabits.blogspot.com/2008/04/thanks-lot-mister-teacher_28.html

I'm glad you're back!
~Edna

Anonymous said...

Check the spelling on your tag for this

JJ and EJ said...

Ha! Hilarious! I love cute kid anecdotes.

Lisa said...

I love it when students share too much, I always laugh a little in my head when I see parents during bus duty that I know something embarassing about!
I am SOOOOOOOOO glad you are back! Just when I discovered your blog (thanks to my Instructor magazine) I had to take about 2 and a half months off teaching to tend to my super sick baby and reading your posts brought a little laughter into my life when I really needed some. You really have no idea how much you brightened some really bad days!

Jen Barney said...

YOU MADE MY DAY!!! Holla...

Emily said...

Thanks for sharing about Curly's overshare. It's totally classic. I heart the little kid overshare! :)

Anonymous said...

Hello!
I'm Egyptian and I teach English to beginners. I enjoy reading your blogs so much. I want to know how old your students are so that I get a full picture while I'm reading their adventures with you.
Yasmeen

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