Sometimes my kids just say the dumbest things. All I can think of to say back is "...okay... why are you telling me this?" Tattling is especially bad. I hear the most ridiculous tattles. Then I think about what one of MY professors would do if i asked/told them something so ridiculous. Just imagine... "Professor Stephens...
"Alexis just put a crayon in my pocket!"
"Uriel said the word situation to me."
"Bryan was looking at me!"
And then there are things that they tell me that I just don't know how to respond to.
"I have a bruise on my leg" uhh okay... what do you want me to do about it?
"My sister hates white people"
"Let me tell you something, I don't have feelings"
"I forgot how to read."
Right after I give his little guy (the same one who doesn't have feelings) a sticker that has an enthusiastic looking check mark on it he says, "Oh cool it's a pipe to smoke with!" It kind of did look like a pipe..
And then there are those times when they think they are saying something nice.
Sweet little "A" gives me a hug and sympathetically looks up at me. "You having a bad hair day Mrs. Grubbs?"
"Look, I made you a heart shaped dirt clod"
"I like your pants, are they your husbands?"
Gotta love the little ones. I can't believe that in 3 short weeks I won't see them anymore. As crazy and obnoxious they can be, I love them all so much. It's weird that I have only known most of them for 9 months. I feel especially close to this group of kids compared to last years, maybe because the class is much smaller, maybe because they are all ELL's, maybe because I'm more confident in what I do, I don't know. But I know that I will miss seeing their cute little faces every day.
I will miss seeing them so proud of themselves after they finally got the division problem that they'd been working on for 10 minutes.
I will miss hearing their little Mexican accents and the English that they use so terribly wrong. Example "Shes number how you get it?" Translation "How did she get that number?" And the ever present, "What time it is?"
I will miss the teacher that I work with.
I will miss helping "K" on her spelling and seeing her proud smile when she only misses 6 instead of 21 on the test.
I will miss the hearing the always rewarding phrase "ohhhhh, now I gettt it" In their sing-songy Spanish accents.
I love my kids.
On a different note, I have learned that I am an almondmilk-a-holic. Seriously. Have you ever had the stuff?? SO good. I bought some yesterday morning and there is only like an inch left at the bottom. That's me all by myself. I just can't get enough of it. Plus it's healthier than normal milk and it tastes so gooooood.
Mothers Day was great. I'm so lucky to have the amazing mother in my life that I have. And I'm so lucky for having such a wonderful mother-in-law. I have always felt so accepted and loved by her. We are so blessed.
I hope all you wonderful ladies felt special today, and i hope none of you made your own breakfast.