5/3/10

He's wearing an incredible disguise.


We have a tiny, nasty stomach virus that is chasing every person in our kindergarten community here in Smythe, Oregon. In fact it is having so much fun that it has come back for a second round of torture. (My "running with the garbage can" skills are getting a work out - and when you clean up their messes- you'll make the janitor your friend for life.)

On Thursday night it unfortunately caught ME. This took me by COMPLETE surprise, as I have become very adept at avoiding every nasty coughing, sneezing, feverish vomiting virus that has tried to take down this veteran teacher.

In fact, my friends often tease me about the super-immune system that I have- and don’t buy it for a MINUTE if I try to cry out of something by saying, “I’m sick.”

On Friday morning I managed to drag myself to school in order to get the classroom ready for a sub and prepare lessons and materials for the day. (Most teachers will drag their sorry sick behinds to school because it’s much easier to teach when under the weather than to PREPARE for a sub. But you didn’t hear that from me.)


Our incredible secretary managed to find me a sub in record time, and I only had to stay for 20 minutes after school started before I could make my hasty (and not touching anyone) exit.

As I tried to leave my room I was accosted by a former student who had come down the hall looking for a hug. I held him at arms length and tried to explain that I didn’t feel well.

“I’m sorry, Johnny, but I am leaving because I don’t feel well.” And then I whispered, “My stomach hurts a bit.”

He looked at me and shouted, “Aw! It’s probably just GAS!” and ran back to his room.


I laughed out LOUD as I walked out of the building.



Gas? I wish.


29 comments:

WeaselMomma said...

That is way cute. I hope you are feeling better and I'm glad you got a big smile and laugh when you didn't.

Mrs. E said...

Gotta love that kid! Though his sympathy factor might be down a bit!

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Aw, I'll bet that's what his mom tells him; that's what mine always told me if I complained of a stomach ache.
Hope you're feeling better. They're the worst!

Steven Anthony said...

I hope you get better.....just remember its probably just gas, lol ;)

theprincessblogger.com said...

Sounds like something a teacher might say to a student! Hahaha! Glad you are feeling better!

Snappy Di said...

My grandson, age 6 is a carrier. He never gets sick... just brings it home from school to the rest of the family.. Sorry you don't feel well.. that's just no fun!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Cheryl said...

So, this is the new diet plan? Get sick to lose weight. Ha!

SkylersDad said...

That stuff tore through our house too, I feel your pain and wish you well.

Anna See said...

Oh I hope you are on the mend!

Brian Miller said...

see what yout taught him...lol. i take you feel better now or are at least on the mend...

Irish Gumbo said...

You stay over there, I'll stay here. Hope you are feeling better, my dear!

The Broad said...

Ugh! I used to hate that time of year, when the kids would come home sick from those viruses that ran through the schools, then the homes.

I didn't even want to be around my own children so you are quite brave in my eyes, for going to the school to do anything.

Kids... they are such little germ factories, aren't they? lol

I hope you are feeling well by now .. think of it as a quickie diet ..

Dawn said...

I, TOO, am immune to it all!! ...and I ALSO got that stomach bug!! Must be some new mutated strain. YUCK!

Hope you feel better soon!

MrsDixon said...

Hope you get better soon!

Eternally Distracted said...

Out of the mouths of babes... you gotta love their honesty!

only a movie said...

On the few days I call in sick, I'm always in that morning preparing for the sub. It is more work than staying home. ;-)
Hope you are feeling better!

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Feel better! A stomach bug is the worst of the worst!

Shana said...

Awwww, I hope you feel better. But at least you got a laugh!!

sexnfries said...

Feel better soon, it is an aweful thing.

btw we stole stuff

The Good Cook said...

Ug. That bug caught us over the Easter holiday, the last day of our ski vacation. I endured 6 hours in the car... stopping at every other rest stop.

Feel better soon!

Rima said...

There is nothing worse than the pukes. FEEL BETTER SOON. That's an order!

Jules said...

I found this most amusing and do love the mouth of Babes. My niece tells me she can only go to movies that do not have words in them. She does not know what words, just words according to Mom.

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Sara said...

He must have a super farty family.

Then again, who doesn't?

Jeanne said...

There's a new round of respiratory crap making it's way through the Clinic this week.

Which is waaaaay better than tummy bugs.

Julie said...

::::backing slowly out of the blog before I catch something:::::

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peewee said...

haha! I love when kids repeat the stuff their parents say! LOVE!

Feel better!

Minivan Mom said...

Something that only other teachers understand...there is no such thing as a truly "sick" day, because we still have to figure out lesson plans, make ccpies, leave rosters, etc, etc. Gah. Hope you are feeling better!

kanishk said...

love that kid! Though his sympathy factor might be down a bit!
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