Thursday, October 30, 2008

AN ODE TO WALMART


I was a happy kindergarten sub again today. I love those little guys--all wild-eyed and innocent (okay, maybe not innocent). I was trolling the lunch line and asked one of the little boys in my class if his hair felt soft with his new buzz cut. He answered that yes, it did, and would I like to feel it? Of course I said yes, and remarked at how fabulous it felt--soft like a baby's hairbrush. The little guy behind him was also sporting a buzz cut (hey, we live were it's hot until the end of October), and invited me to feel his hair too. Which of course I did. And also remarked at the fabulousness of it. I told them I just loved their great hair, to which one replied, "Thanks! We got it at Walmart!" Who knew that Walmart sold hair??! So darn cute--and I'm sure he'd make a great spokesperson for the company!

Moments like these are the secret fuel that keeps kindergarten teachers sane after years and years of abuse. The kids' great cuteness is a distraction while they are busy wrecking your stuff, your mind, and your body. Not necessarily in that order. So if you know a kindergarten teacher, give her a big hug next time you see her, and tell her (or him, sorry guys!) thank you for all she does! Also, give her a bandaid if you have one, she'll need it. And some rubber boots. And a flak jacket. And suggest to your school district that she receive hazard pay.

And that is today's ode to The Teacher. Tune in over the weekend--I'll be in a 2nd grade classroom tomorrow--HALLOWEEN!!! Yikes, spooky..........

11 comments:

Cassoulet Cafe said...

Hi, you were above me on SITS so I wanted to pop over and say hi :)

I have a first grader, and the lunch lady called me yesterday to tell me that when she told my son he needed more money on his lunch account, he said, "My mom said she refuses to pay anymore money for school lunches the rest of the year."

SHEESH! That kid! :) What I really said was, "I refuse to put any more money on your account until I find out why it's getting drained so fast"

Kids!

Tiffany said...

Cute story! Stopping by from SITS.

Mary said...

That's why I teach teenagers--much lower levels of energy, but just as funny in the things they say!

Kat said...

My youngest is a second grader. And I had lunch with her today. She had an ice cream because the only time I give her ice cream money is when I have lunch with her.

Then because it was a Friday, the school lunch included a cookie.

A classmate brought pumpkin sugar cookies.

Another classmate had cupcakes.

And yet another brought donuts with Halloween sprinkles.

AND in her class room later in the afternoon, they were going to get cupcakes.

That is a FREAKIN' lot of sugar for one small 7 year old girl. Thank goodness I convinced her to only eat one thing at lunch. But we are on sugar overload for sure!

Queenie Jeannie said...

BIG HUGS TO ALL TEACHERS!!! The good ones never get the credit they deserve!!!

Jeannie

NeverADullMoment said...

Kindergarten teahcers definitely have a full plate. My favorite teachr ever was Zach's kindergarten teacher. She had a special place in her heart for him. Thankd for visiting me the other day! Come back again sometie!

NeverADullMoment said...

Kindergarten teahcers definitely have a full plate. My favorite teachr ever was Zach's kindergarten teacher. She had a special place in her heart for him. Thankd for visiting me the other day! Come back again sometie!

TMI said...

Thank you for your very sweet comment on my blog. It made my day. I'm glad you're a teacher who actually cares about the kids! I'm dying to know how Halloween in 2nd graders. Yikes!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Just popping in to say hi again!

Jeannie

WishTrish said...

You hit the nail on the head! Hazard pay all the way! :?) Just stopping by from SITS. Enjoy casting your vote today!

Emily ~ Little Window Shoppe said...

I'm so glad that you stopped by my blog!! How fun that you are a classroom sub. What a perfect grade too. If I was a teacher, I would love to teach that same age group.