Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Let's try something new...

...how 'bout, instead of bitching up a storm today, I share some funny "school" stuff instead? Hmm, novel idea, isn't it? Gee, maybe I should start a blog just for school stuff....oh, wait, that's what THIS is!

This story is going to lose a little in the translation, because you really need to hear the tone of voice and see the facial expressions, but here goes...

J.H. came over to my desk and said, "Mrs. L.! D.J. is cursing!" I didn't really give it much thought because I hear that sentence about 100 times a day. Then he says, in a whisper mind you, while looking around secretly, "He said the F word, the B word and the D word." Now, I'm holding back a giggle. THEN he says, "Here, I wrote it down for you." He handed me his workbook, and this is what I saw....

I very nearly wet my pants! I literally had to step out into the hall so that I wouldn't laugh in his face. Then, naturally I RAN to Dori's room to share! I shared it with nearly every adult I saw this afternoon.

Later, I told my son the story and showed him the book. Leave it to the genius to point out things I didn't notice. He said, "Well, he has the right number of letters for each word. And, he has at least two letters right in each word." Hmmm, let's see, the f and u, b and t, and d and c. Yup, you're right! Then my son says, "So, I guess he's at the top of your class, huh?" Little smart ass!

Last week I read a book to my kids called The Incredible Shrinking Teacher. There's a part that mentions the principal and shows him in his office. Imagine my delight when I turned the page and saw this part of the illustration:

I couldn't believe my eyes! Too funny! Gee, maybe I can cross-stitch one of those before school ends so I can leave The Big Cheese a parting gift. NOT!

I could continue with Day 3 of my rant, but I just got home from my last Parents' Club meeting (which I completely forgot about until another executive board member called me at 5:30!) so I'm ready to hit the sack. Plus, I want to end on a positive note - tomorrow is the last day! OK, well, sort of. I'll be out Friday and Monday, which I've already told some of my parents today, so I don't think I'll be seeing any of my kids again after tomorrow. However, I know the report cards won't be ready tomorrow, which means someone will have to come back next week to get them, so maybe I'll see them. Who knows!

Wait! So much for ending on a positive. I just remembered something I had to complain about, although it has nothing to do with school. The weather reports are all saying we'll be hitting temps in the freakin' 90s tomorrow. 90s!!! I'm already pissed off and crabby about it! Is it too early to see if the air conditioner works? Smileygirl and KBL, you both can have that hot, uncomfortable, icky weather, like you love so much out there in Cali. I'll take a Chicago winter anytime over that nonsense!

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. ~John Ruskin

Little does John know...all of those can happen in the same hour here in Chicago!! Reminds me of another one of my favorite quotes - "If you don't like the weather in Chicago, wait 5 minutes!" It's funny cuz it's true!

4 comments:

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN said...

Ummm, no, not that way at ALL. Who told you that?

San Diego is literally in the 70s, sunny, and breezy 300+ days of the year. There is absolutely no humidity out here. It is perfection.

The other 65 days are overcast and cool (meaning in the 60s) during May Gray and June Gloom.

You're probably thinking of Los Angeles. It is incredibly hot and muggy up there. Southern California has over 20 microclimates in a very small area of space. SD is south of the Santa Anas, so we never get that searing heat and humidity of the valley areas of LA and surrounding.

Just saying. :-) You need to visit to see for yourself. There's a reason they call San Diego "paradise".

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN said...

P.S. I've lived out here for over 8 years now. I've turned the A/C on less than 10 times (my grandma made me), and I've never turned on the heat. I can't wait for you to visit!!!

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN said...

Ok, I feel like I'm totally hogging your comments section, but I had to tell you that I showed those bad words to our paralegal and she died laughing. It is what her son would also write!!!!

ChiTown Girl said...

KBL, you are so right. I apologize if I offended you or any other San Diegoan (is that a word?) I actually have a bunch of family that lives in SD, and they've been telling me the same thing for years. You'd better look out, I just may show up on your doorstep soon!

BTW, is your friend's son about three, cuz that's what that looks like! ;-)