Sewing is the first part of my day and managing kids with an after-school program is the other. There is never a dull moment - which I love! Kids tell it like it is and never cease to amaze me with their kindness, imagination, silliness, love and sense humor which, honestly, most don't even know they have. There's never a day when I don't laugh. And that, as they say, is the best medicine!
Here are a few of my favorite moments from this school year. Trust me, if I wrote them all down we'd been here for a while!
Funny Things Kids Say
The FrizzAfter a very rainy day here in Seattle, a 3rd grader said to me (after I've been talking to a whole bunch of different parents): "What happened to your hair? It's all frizzy!"
The GrandmaConversation with a 2nd grade boy:
him: "It's like you're my grandma."
me: "I've never been called someone's grandma before." (p.s. I'm no where near that age!)
him: "Well, I keep forgetting if you're part of my family or not. It feels like you're part of my family."
(sooo sweet! and he proceeded to invite me to dinner and his birthday party. Several times.)
The Roots[Upon coming to school the day after getting my hair/roots colored] Kindergarten girl looks up at me with a puzzled expression and says in her sweetest Kindergarten voice, "Yow haiw used to be bwack" (I still laugh about that one!)
Wikipedia4th grade girl:
"I am a walking Wikipedia. Wikipedia is amazing. It has everything from toast to glitter. I know because I looked it up."
OverloadKindergarten girl just arrived for the day: "Why is that teacher wearing glasses? And why is that teacher wearing lipstick? What's going on?? Why so many changes!??"
The PuffA 3rd grade girl was upset because her straightened hair had become frizzy from the rain. I showed her a trick to smooth her hair with her hands to help. I said, "My hair sometimes gets puffy when it rains, so it's a trick I use too. Then she replied, "But your hair is always puffy. [pause] In a good way."
Young LoveA kindergarten girl and boy were sitting together eating a snack. I walked over to talk to them and she looked up, giggling and said, "We're going to marry each other" [continues giggling] the kindergarten boy looked up at me with wide eyes like, "huh?"
The Big OneConversation with a 1st grade boy
him: Can I go the bathroom?
him: Good, cuz I've got to take a big one.
Separation AnxietyKindergarten girl was telling me about the 2 week vacation she and her family were going on this summer. She ended with, "We'll be gone sooo long! I'm going to miss my stuffies!" then proceeded to tell me about the 10+ stuffed animals she was going to pack in her suitcase.
And my favorite....
Gift for DadA 4th grade girl was getting her hair cut and donating it to Locks of Love. We were explaining to a few kids that she would be donating her hair to people who were sick and may not have any hair. A Kindergarten girl raised her hand and said, "You should give some to my dad. He could use some more hair."
Summer has begun and we're in the throws of a move. Hoping to be back posting soon, if I've survived! Ha! Hope you are enjoying your summer!♥
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