The Frank Man Come-eth. (aka You can check out, but you can never leave.)

Our little rascal has been busy learning all about what happens in the "real world" in his first grade classroom.   Yes, I miss him terribly.

Fortunately, he has found a way to keep me smiling.

I was walking down the hall after depositing the children in the lunchroom, when I heard Suzy yelling my name.

"Mrs. Smythe!  Mrs. SMYTHE!!!"

She was leaving the Title One classroom and was heading back to her own room.  We hugged, and she took my hand as we made our way down the hall.  At that moment, Frank's class was making their way to the lunchroom.

He smiled and gave me a high-five, and then he and Suzy gave each other a quick, enthusiastic hug.  (Yeah, we're huggers.  We're the Hugger Family- five thousand and counting.)

As Frank walked (RAN) away to join his class, Suzy yelled after him, "Frank!  I hafta talk to you at recess.  And it's BAD!"

She turned back to me and we continued down the hall.   "What was that about?" I asked her.

"Well, he flipped me over on the bus!"  she said dramatically.  "He flipped me OVER!  And that is BAD!"

"Yikes!"  I said.  "He flipped you over??What happened?"

We stopped in the hall as she turned to face me.  She looked at me wide-eyed and held up her fist.  She held her fist in her other hand and said, "He did this, and he used THIS finger and he flipped me OVER!  And that is BAD!  That is a  BAD FING!"

And as she held her middle finger up and shook it with all her might, I had to agree.   It was a bad, bad fing.

But that's a particular talent he learned all on his own.


Fragrant Liar said...

So there's hope? I am sure that is how the rock band got started. Somebody gave Joey Molland the bad fing, and he made music out of it. "Doesn't matter what you do, babe. Oooo, babe, I will always think of you!"

Brian Miller said...

hehe...the things you learn in first grade...oh my

Everyday Goddess said...

I am partial to the flip over myself.

Like Martha used to say, It's a really good Fing.

That gentleman's lady said...

Ha! love it!

Your tales sure do keep me laughin' Vodka :)

Notes From ABroad said...

I actually broke my oath to behave like a lady here in this (sometimes terribly dignified) country that I am now living in ... but last week, being in a bad mood to begin with, walking across the street and having a car honk at me because here, they have the right of way- I casually lifted my hand to my shoulder, as you would wave goodbye to someone behind you .... and flipped the driver a Finger. I was immediately sorry but then a guy on a motorcycle laughed and yelled something appreciative.
I felt better after that ... apparently I am not such a lady ..

Cora said...

That's a terrible fing!

Pent-Up Photos said...

Oh, no, not the dreaded bad fing! I have a feeling that a little further down the road, we will be reading some horrifying story about Frank shaking more than his bad fing! :)

Ivanhoe said...

Bwahahahahahaha! I wonder where he got that from :) Have a great Tuesday!

Roshni said...

Yikes!! :D And, she hugged him after that... what a perfect lady!!!

Gigi said...

Oh is that what they are calling it these days; Flip Over....kinda reminds me when mine was small and he called cutting in line "fronting."

Mya Maternity said...

hahahahaha.. your posts are sure funny.