I'd like the refresher class on kindergartenese, thank you.

Yesterday we were lucky enough to take the children out for recess.

It’s been raining or snowing here for about a thousand days, and that does not bode well for the teachers of a zillion five-year olds; epecially if you’re the teacher who was lucky enough to win the lottery. (That’s secret teacher language that means you managed to get most of the unique and challenging behaviors in ONE CLASS. Luck of the draw, people. Luck of the draw.)

So, when we looked out the window and realized that these darlings would be able to run, run, run for 30 minutes, we jumped on it.

As I was walking around the track that surrounds the playground area, Frank ran up to me anxious to tattle tale on his best friend Jack. (You always hurt the ones you love, right?)

“Mrs. Smythe, Jack kicked me in the goin.”



I looked puzzled, and as I opened my mouth to ask again, he dramatically pointed both fingers to his nether-regions and shouted, “Goin, GOIN, GOIN!”

Oh good Lord, I have seriously lost my touch.


Gigi said...

Oh come on! You know...the "goin" the place where you "go" from!

noexcuses said...

Let me pick myself up off the floor! Poor Frank! Thanks for the great chuckle!

Ann Imig said...

Hi Ms. Vodka!!


First grade has taught 7 "balls" "nuts" and some interesting "goin" thrusts.

Dear lord.

Captain Dumbass said...

When the goin gets tough?

Meh, I got nothing.

Sharon Rose said...

I just can't believe that boy thought he was "goin" to get away with kicking Frank in his Goin. Sheez Louise!!!

Brian Miller said...

better goin that com... terrible i know...so you ran them until they passed out eh?

Joanie said...

Ouch! Poor Frank and his goin!

I was allowed to vote today!! Maybe they were tricked because I'm in Pittsburgh this weekend!

Well, actually I'm in Monroeville.

Betsy Brock said...

Oh, how did you keep a straight face...once you figured out what a 'goin' was? :)

Dawn said...

Hahaha! Crack me up!

Yeah... I TOO won the lottery this year. Thirty-four more days... NOT that I'm counting or anything. :)

Casey Freeland said...

Think of the inappropriate words he COULD have used. Goin is a great Kindergarten word. :)



Joanna Jenkins said...

Oh good lord-- I'm laughing out loud. Poor Jack.
Happy weekend, jj

Mrs. E said...

Goin, goin, GONE!! Ah, Frank! You make my day!

shrink on the couch said...

Men and the protection of their jewels. It's only just be-goin.

anymommy said...

Fabulous. I adore Frank.

蘆洲買屋 said...

hooray, your writings on theater and writing much missed!

Anonymous said...

LOL - poor chap

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