7/28/10

Some days I would just rather use a pen.


We were working on a math activity in summer school yesterday, when Susie said, “Mrs. Smythe, would you PLEASE tell Sam that it doesn’t matter HOW tall his pencil is? He keeps saying his pencil is the tallest.”


George, “Yeah. It doesn’t matter whose pencil is the tallest, as long as it’s sharpened.”




Ain’t that the truth.

45 comments:

Joanie M said...

Seems like all boys are in a competition, doesn't it?

Joanie M said...

OMG!!! FIRST!!

The Boob Nazi said...

hahahaha awesome.

Rick Daley said...

I have many replies going through my head right now. Not one is appropriate.

Finding Fantasy said...

Now that is a classic!

Mimi Lenox said...

I am laughing so hard right now I cannot formulate an answer. And now I have a permanent visual of classroom pencil sharpeners that will forever stay in my pencil brain.
Thanks a LOT!

Elizabeth @ My Life, Such as it is... said...

George is one smart cookie! Times like that you think he'll be the next Bill Gates and then ...

Bee and Rose said...

Classic! You really need to make a book filled with these adorable schoolroom anecdotes!

Glummy Mummy said...
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Glummy Mummy said...

What happened to Biros and felt pens? Well, come to think of it, you don't have to keep replacing lead pencils...

madtexter (corey james) said...

I just love a good metaphor! Kids are full of them and they don't even know it.

noexcuses said...

Perfect comeback! I'll be you get those all the time! I'm laughing so hard my big belly is shaking!!!

a Broad said...

So it isn't how sharp your pen is but how you draw with it ?

Robin Dodd Photography said...

LOL!! Have you seen the Nashville Weather Penis...

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I said something that could have been simmilar the other day coming home from a field trip but now of course I can't remember what it was! Darn old age

SkylersDad said...

Years from now they will just shift from tallest to longest, and there you go.

Snappy Di said...

George sounds like the sharpest pencil in the drawer!

DI

Irish Gumbo said...

George has a point :)

Bodaciousboomer said...

They start comparing them at a really early age don't they?

ChiTown Girl said...

OMFG!! I HATE that! My kids argue about that on a daily basis, usually several times a day. It makes me NUTS!!!

When they aren't fighting over the tallest pencil, they're fighting over which eraser is the biggest! Freakin' kids!!!

Gigi said...

OMG! I love that!

I'm telling you - that George is *going* places!

Missy said...

LOL! Yeah, I would rather be sharp than tall...

J.J. said...

I get the feeling that Sam is going to grow up telling girls that this (holding thumb and forefinger a 1/2 inch apart) is 6 inches. : P

Expat mum said...

Yeah OK but, who's is the sharpest? Ha - gottya!

Jennie said...

I KNEW IT! Boys really do learn that crap in kindergarten!

Mom To A Four Year Old said...

Lol! Sam and my daughter are so related. Sometimes I wish I could just see how she is in her class because she hates losing, even to non-contests such as the tallest pencil.

Joan said...

LOVE George!

Mrs. Carter said...

Love it!

Everyday Goddess said...

I love a tall pencil.

Carrie said...

you really gotta wonder where they come up with this stuff :) Oh, just think of the fun these kids will have when they GET innuendos

Teresa Dawn said...

Too cute :) I love listening to kids conversations!

Lisa said...

Hee! That guy has it right.

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Melissa E. said...

adorable! Of course, then they get into the battle of whose pencil is the sharpest.

Wendy said...

Irish Gumbo said,
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...Get It?!?!
Haa hahahaha!!!

=-)

Wendy said...

Irish Gumbo said,
"George has a point."

...Get It?!?!
Haa hahahaha!!!

=-)

Dawn said...

This is when we teachers sit back and snicker!

Anna See said...

Hee Hee! Reminds me of how I have always pronounced both pin and pen the same way. At dinner when I was a teen I asked for a "pen" but it sounded, of course like "pin." My family asked for clarification and I said, dramatically, I need a P-E-N-I-S. Seemed funny at the time.

CatLadyLarew said...

I had a class one year that thought having the shortest pencil was the best! Lots of little fingers were sacrificed and I had to pry a lot of pencil stubs out of the sharpener!

firewings said...

Wow, it starts so early! Who knew.

(Fellow volunteer: the one without the card. ;)