Yesterday we had a mom come in to read a lovely story to the class. I extended an open invitation early in the year for anyone to come read a favorite story to the class whenever they had a free moment in the day. I was a bit surprised by the visit, as these special readings had been long finished.
However, I love surprises - and pride myself on my flexibility. (We'll chat more about THAT later.)
(But, a word of advice to anyone who comes to read to six-year-olds on the LAST FULL DAY OF SCHOOL? Do not come at the beginning of their last outside recess time. I'm just sayin'.)
We were in line to go outside when I had to quickly assemble them on the carpet- with promises of ENDLESS and EXTRA recess if they would give Mrs. Jones their undivided attention for ten minutes.
After I got the cats corralled, and they were sitting and waiting, Mrs. Jones proceeded to talk about the book, why she chose it, and other various items she felt were important to share with the kids.
At this point, my little Jack shouted, "Oh would you JUST READ the BOOK? Jeesh."
omg. I am still laughing.