11/15/11

Multiply this conversation by 20 and you have my day.


“Boys and girls it’s time for gym!  If you’re a packer please get your lunch and line up. The rest of you may line up as well.  We’re going to leave our lunches outside the gym like we always do, and then we’ll just head next door when gym is over."



“But Mrs. Smythe, Mrs. Smythe, Mrs. SMYTHE!  I’m hungry NOW! I’m hungry right now!” Sasha whined as she stood beside me and  yelled relentlessly at me during my whole line- up speech.




“Sasha, please wait." I said calmly,  "I have to yell at everyone before I can talk to you.”



“NO!”   She yelled s she stomped her foot.  “I want to eat lunch right now!”



“Sasha, we just had our snack 30 minutes ago, and will go to lunch right after gym.  You have to take your lunch and please line up.”  I explained, in my best firm teacher voice.




“If I don’t eat my lunch right now, my stomach is going to get very mad!” She pouted.




“And if you don’t line up right now, the teacher is going to get very mad and then we might have to call mommy and talk to her about it.” I explained quietly.







She looked at me intently, turned, grabbed her lunch and marched to the end of the line.










And that’s how we roll in kindergarten.





15 comments:

Brian Miller said...

oo you pulled the mom card on her...that is low VM....smiles.

Kathryn Magendie said...

This just made me laugh one of those laughs with a quirked mouth :-D haw!

Kathryn Magendie said...

PS = you have a book on kindle? if so, I'll buy it to support you!

Robbie K said...

Nothing is as powerful as the teacher voice! I used it on my nephew this weekend and now my dad and brother have a whole new respect for me! :)

That gentleman's lady said...

Thats great!

I think "dad" would scare me more than "mom"

NotesFromAbroad said...

I was more frightened of my teachers than my parents. I would have been glad if my mom had been called lol.
I am so impressed with lovely people like you ..

Ivanhoe said...

Hahaha! Kids are just not my forte. Obviously, they are yours :)

DawnA said...

Next time I'm hungry (really hungry) I'm totally using the really mad stomach line! Love it.

Karen Harrington said...

This made me laugh. My little girl frequently has a mad tummy!! :)

Roshni said...

"my tummy will be mad at me"... hahaha!! Love that!!

Vodka Logic said...

What a meanie!
I admire your stamina.. I couldn't do it

Gigi said...

Hmmm, my day at the office sounds about the same. *sigh*

Sparkling said...

Awesome. Come see my purely inane conversation that I had recently, one that demonstrates just how ridiculous my teaching life can be!

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

That's also how we roll in my family-and I've got three teens!

So. Cal. Gal said...

Ahh...pulling the 'mommy' card. Pure genius!