Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Picture this...

21 sweaty kids just in from recess. I saw one picking up pebbles and sucking on them, one licking the palms of his hand, and several eating the finds from their left nostril. Point being... they're pretty dirty.

I had just dismissed them to do some independent working and one girl began to have a breakdown. This is the same girl that tried to get out of putting food in someone's seat, by crying to me about how it was because her sister calls her an idiot. Anyway...

She's sitting at my table... because I need to talk to her about balancing her water bottle on her forehead while I am teaching. Another child came up to ask me a question while I took a big drink of water. While the other child was talking to me... this girl kept trying to get my attention and I kept quieting her. Finally... I say, "Yes Leticia, what is it?"

"um... Mrs. Olson... you just drank the rest of my water bottle."

I have never had to fight back my gag reflex so much before in my life. I really thought the kids were going to see me lose it. I had to eat 3 tootsie pops and drink a coke to help me forget.

I will never make that mistake again... guaranteed!

4 comments:

Laura said...

yay! shauna-lynn is back! i'm feeling for you. i have a little girl that has the most disgusting skin rash all over her hand and arm, and of course, she's the little girl that wants me to hold her hand ALL the time!!

markandsuz said...

Oh my gosh! That is GROSS. I can only imagine what you ingested. I would have flashbacks to that for several months. However, that is also hilarious.

MOM said...

After a few kids of your own that won't bother you as bad. Love you

Amber said...

I have an old student...girl...writing me love letters...real ones about how she loves touching my hair and shoes...things that make you go humm...