Teacher: “Please put on your jacket, so we can go on our field trip.”
Child: “I don’t have a jacket.”
Teacher (observing child’s short sleeves on this chilly spring day): “Really? Let’s go check your cubby.”
Child: “Teacher, I don’t have a jacket, I have a coat.”
Teacher subdues the urge to roll her eyes or bang her head, and chooses to giggle an internal giggle.
I honestly did not see that one coming.
Fire Station Field Trip:
I love the smell of testosterone in the morning. Oh, did I just type that? Oops… I also meant to add “and in the afternoon.” There that’s better.
The firefighters really were quite handsome very kind and helpful with my two groups of students. The children loved visiting the station and being able to see where these community helpers eat, sleep, slide down fire poles and of course do their important work. My students were allowed to touch things, climb through the firetrucks and see the firefighters in their turn-out gear. Way cool. Especially since these gorgeous generous men allowed me to ogle them bring both groups of my students to visit them today! This means they gave the tour twice. They are more than community helpers, they are community heroes. They have my heartfelt thanks.
Jelly Bean High:
My lovely younger sister purchased jelly beans for me as a little Easter gift. These aren’t just any jelly beans but a product called Green Beans. I haven’t been able to have jelly beans for years, since I have a strong physical reaction to food dyes (Red #40, Yellows #5 and #6). Since I don’t particularly like having hives or swollen lips and eyes, I made the decision to go food coloring free many years ago. I’ve been slowly discovering foods made with natural colors that I can eat. These “Green Beans” are the best. Oh.my.goodness. Fruit-flavored chewy heaven that is definitely worth the negative effects of a sugar high, without the unwanted excitement of an allergic reaction.
I really enjoyed my Monday.