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!