3/1/10

Why I love Mondays


Today, after an interesting and exhausting brainstorming session involving words that start with "sh" (DON'T DO IT), I asked the class a question,

"Are there any more questions or comments? Jack?"

Jack: "Mrs. Smythe - What's your last name?"

Me: "What?"

Jack: "I said, what's your LAST name?"


I was thinking this: "We have been in school for ONE BILLION days. Surely, he knows myLAST NAME."

I said this:

"It's.....SMYTHE! Surprise!"




and I have been laughing ever since.





(I'm hanging out over here, as well.)

36 comments:

Rachel Cotterill said...

That may be your surname... but how can you know what your last name will be until you're on your deathbed? You might have a sudden urge to rename yourself to @!#?*... or whatever the heck it is that Prince calls himself these days........ :evil:

The Boob Nazi said...

I had a little girl tell me her mom was big and fat from eating corn today. IT WAS AWESOME.

Titanium said...

Kids are funny that way- they see things so literally, so black-and-white-ly.

Malisa said...

What does he call you? Teacher? Is he blonde? :)

Malisa

Steven Anthony said...

makes ya wonder what he has been calling you when he is at home talking with the parents...lol

Sandee said...

It was a long weekend and he just forgot. Bwahahahahahaha. :)

Lori said...

Our future generation. Makes me wanna retire. :)

Carolyn...Online said...

Oh my god I'm a moron because I don't even get it.

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

From now on, I will think of you as Mrs. Smyth Smyth.

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm a daily sub, so I tell them if they can't remember Milstein, they can call me Ms. M. And most of them manage to remember my name.

You should've said his first name, followed by, "what's your first name?"

Irish Gumbo said...

To which you respond: "And who are you, exactly...?"

The Pipster said...

Drink please!

3 Men and a Lady said...

But Smythe is your MIDDLE name. And Mrs. is your first.

Christy said...

So he thought it was your first name all this time? Too funny!

Joanie M said...

Have you gotten yet another blog post from Fail? I now see THREE, count em, three babble buttons on your blog (say that 3x really fast!)

Still voting daily and still have a reminder up for folks to vote (oh! and one on my side bar! We Oregonians have to stick together) I'll be traveling through your part of the state (sort of) on Friday. Spring break, dontcha know!

halpey1 said...

This makes me think of the time I was modeling an activity and wrote my name, "Mr. Halpern" on the paper... all the kids wrote "Mr. " and then their name on their paper. They were hilarious, "Mr. Gavin", "Mr. Sonya" - yes even the girls did it. :)

Brian Miller said...

you really should have made up a name...or asked what he thought it was...now that could have gotten real intersting. smiles.

buffalodick said...

Hadn't been by for a bit.. glad to see you still can laugh.. Beats the heck out of crying..

K. Harrington said...

LOL!

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

So wait a minute; your last name is "Smythe surprise?" or just "Smythe?"....
I'm confused...

Zip n Tizzy said...

So was he?
(Surprised?)

SmartBear said...

Oh, wow...
I had a kindergartner throw a chair at me today. Which makes it a pretty typical day for me!

Not The Rockefellers said...

Future politician...I'll put money on it :)

Or rockstar..Hello Columbus..errr...Pittsburgh!

Peace ~ Rene

Captain Dumbass said...

I'd laugh, but that would get me too.

Keyona said...

Oh how kids keep us young.

Fragrant Liar said...

Oh sure, but what's your REAL last name?

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Yes - but Mrs. Smythe WHAT? I love that about kids.

WeaselMomma said...

% year olds and "sh" words. I'm sure that had to be hysterical.

Anonymous said...

At least your darlings are Kinders and therefore have somewhat of an excuse. I teach high school and get that kind of sumbarsedshit, oops, question, on a regular basis.
DQ

mo.stoneskin said...

Yes, but what's your last name?

Frau said...

Too funny! I have a sister that's last name sounds like a first name she worked at a school and people always ask her that. Cracks me up.

ReadingRosie said...

You should know never to put a five year old on the spot by asking a hard question.... :)

The Blue Zoo said...

Thats so cute! Kids are just little crack ups.

My 5 yr old twins didnt believe that my first name wasnt Mommy. =)

peewee said...

now he probably thinks your name is Smythe Smythe.

Real Live Lesbian said...

lmao @ peewee

Momma Fargo said...

Aren't kids the greatest?