A day without Ms. Perky is a day without sunshine. (And I'm not kidding.)

I know you all remember that adorable kindergarten teacher who works in the room next to mine, Ms. Perky.  (I can see you nodding your heads.  But if you're new here,  you can meet her here and here.)

Yesterday we were immersed in amazing, incredible 100 day centers throughout the morning.  Ms. Perky was working with a group of children who were decorating their special 100 day sunglasses.

According to Ms. Perky, "I handed them sequins, feathers and gems to totally be-dazzle their glasses.  I told them to knock my socks off!  But Alyn kept his simple.  I offered him more and more outrageous feathers and encouraged him to go crazy."

"Nah," he said as he declined.  "I'm not a fancy man.  I just like to get dirty."

It's hard to argue with a man who knows who he is.


Roshni said...

go Alyn!!

Char said...

I like a man who knows himself well!

Gigi said...

LOL! Well, he is definitely sure of who he is! And at such a young age!

(snort! my captcha word is "hethin" which I totally read as "heathen"!)

Scope said...

I think a famous philosopher once said: "I yam what I yam"

Brian Miller said...

booyah...what is the use of all that fanciness when there is dirtiness to be done...

Japolina said...

I hope that she passed that on to his mother. When my soon was in third grade his desk was right next to the teacher's and the pearls popping out of his mouth were truly classic. Every time that I saw her, she mentioned one of them.

Anonymous said...

Apparently Ms. Perky didn't realize that "frogs* and snails and puppy-dogs' tails" were closer to what Alyn might have chosen, (smile).

*some accounts are slugs, snakes, or snips - from What Are Little Boys Made Of . . .

Long reign the Alyns of the world, a real guy . . .
faithful follower

DawnA said...

And for someone so small to be so wise.

SkylersDad said...

Those words of his are like my life's mission statement.

Angie Ledbetter said...

That kid definitely belongs in your class!

Jen said...

Love it!!

Anonymous said...

Sending my caring thoughts to you and your family. Treasuring the uniqueness of a person is a true celebration of their life. You have done well, my friend.
faithful follower

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