10/25/11

She might be the death of me. (But I'll be laughing as I draw my last breath.)


The kids attend their “special” classes once a week.  These include library, gym, art and music.  They love these classes ALMOST as much as the teachers who drop them off do. (Bring ‘em early and pick ‘em up late.  BEEPL, my friends.)


Today I slipped into the music room a bit early because I always love to watch the singing and dancing that our amazing music teacher inspires each week. (She’s hands-DOWN incredible.  I kid you not.)


I tried to slip into the room unnoticed, but quickly saw Francis sitting on one of the risers a bit away from the group.  (What a surprise.) Her arms were crossed and she raised her eyebrows and shrugged her shoulders when I glanced her way.



I sat next to her without a word, and watched the class quietly.   Mrs. Periwinkle said to the class very dramatically,  “Now, we’re going to sing that song one more time- and use your best, most beautiful voices!!”



Francis turned to me  as if we were two friends lounging at the pool talking about the woman in the bikini, and said “She always says that.”  And with her hand in front of her mouth so only I would hear, “She’s kind of crazy that way.”







God I love that girl.  L. O.  V.  E.  




(And five-years old?  I think THIRTY-five is more like it. Her real self is inside her mother's body combing the town for the woman with the fortune cookie who cast the spell upon them.)



16 comments:

Gigi said...

Too funny! Watch that one. She will always have the "dirt" on everyone else.

SkylersDad said...

I think she will grow up to be a gossip columnist!

Brian Miller said...

hehe...i think i love francis as well...

did you ask her what she thought of you...smiles.

Sue said...

Oh, I love that little girl too!! Nothing better than a little kid with a wicked sense of humor!! She's going to go a long way in life!!

Take care, Sue

B and the boys said...

Love your peeks into kindergarten! You love what you do and it shows. This little girl will keep you on your toes this year. Don't you wonder what she says about you? Oh. Then again, maybe not. ;)

Vodka Mom said...

i DO wonder what she says.

And it's true- I love my job and thank GOD every day.
I take it very seriously, and love each and every soul that walks into my classroom. Even when they DRIVE me crazy.

Cause you know what? They are someone's child. They are MY child- and that is what's important to remember.

noexcuses said...

I love Francis, too! I would like to get her together with my 20yr Ed. They have like minds!

I'm with you about the kids being someone's child. I think of that every time I have to bag up a few week's of lost & found items...! They are forgetful, but I love 'em just the same!

aBroad said...

Everyone needs a Francis ( or a Frank) in their lives ... keeps things fresh and lively.

Send me one !
besitos. C

That gentleman's lady said...

Heh. Gotta love them grown women in little girl bodies

Trooper Thorn said...

Gym only once a week? When I was a kid it was every day. No wonder we have obesity problems in North America. Good thing you make them run around in your class producing blog material.

Lynn MacDonald said...

She's going to be a fun one when she grows up...obviously weaned on sarcasm.

love it

Joanie said...

I voted for you on Babble... again! Wish I had some help though. You'd be much higher than 22 or 23. I feel like I"m the only one who votes!!

C'mon people! There are 2035 of us!! click that black Babble button on the right sidebar! You can vote once a day! How hard is it??

Joanie said...

Oh! And Francis is awesome!

Amy said...

DON'T let Francis meet Frank!!! Just sayin'. . .

Life As I Know It said...

Love that age. So far six has been great too ;)

Pastor Sharon said...

Shut the front door!

She will make it in the movies, that one!

I could see a cute actress like maybe a little freckle-faced girl with pigtails and a missing front tooth grin whispering to you. . .

Yep, she'll be class president in 12 years.