10/3/12

Am I going to have to make a chart? Cause I don't think the principal will support that.....





In kindergarten, the children have a habit of gently (screaming)  informing the teacher of any infractions committed in the classroom- especially if they involve bad words and/or your very, very best friend in the world. 

Typically, when the teacher asks what the bad word was that Tommy said, the response is either Dummy, Shut-up, Baby or Fat. 

(Sigh.  Those were the days.) 



We were working on our shape pictures today in first grade, when Max yelled over to me, “HEY!  Mrs. Smythe, George just said the D word!”



I was busy working with several easily distracted clients at my table, and turned towards his set.

“I’m sure it’s okay, Max," I said in a loud voice,"Use an I-message and tell him how you feel about that,” I said, in an attempt to diffuse the situation.


“But he said the D WORD!  You know, the really BAD D-word!”  he insisted, his voice booming over all the other sounds in the classroom.

I was about to tell him to come to my table so that we could talk about it, when he shouted, “DAMMIT!  He said DAMMIT!!” 


Yeah.



Not the Dummy, Dum Dum, or Dopey that I had hoped.



My eyes widened and my mouth dropped open.  I was a bit speechless when Pierce, seated at my table, looked at me.

“Don’t worry, Mrs. Smythe, that’s not that bad.  You know when you went to the doctor’s yesterday?  Well, Billy said the F word really loud.  The F word that sounds like duck.”





Oh good, that makes me feel a WHOLE lot better.





Tomorrow's "word work" lesson?  Words we DON'T say in school.


 Kind of.





13 comments:

tysdaddy said...

Reminds me of an oldie but a goodie from my childhood . . . What word begins with an F and ends with uck?

FIRETRUCK!

Vodka Mom said...

It was like a horrible snow ball rolling down hill at a HIGH rate of speed. (uncontrollable.)

Brian Miller said...

oh HEdoublehockeysticks...did not see that train coming did you? yep i dropped the open your mouth one more time line today...and he opened it but nothing came out...

Sue said...

Out of the mouths of babes! I love it and thanks for the laugh tonight!

Take care,
Sue

Gigi said...

Odd the difference one year makes in their vocabulary isn't it?

King of New York Hacks said...

You should here how the 5 year olds hail a taxi here in NYC :-)

One crazed mommy said...

LOL - I guess I should consider myself lucky. My 7 and 8 year old still think the S word is stupid! Haha!

One crazed mommy said...

And...how I learned the true S word.
There was a Snake (S) who crossed a brigdge (H) it started to rain (i) so he pulled out his umbrella (T)...never forgot it. Especially after I showed my dad my neat new trick!!! LOL!

noexcuses said...

Gotta love 'em! Hey, it's only October, too! Sending good words your way!!

Magpie said...

My 8yo LOVES that I'll play that certain Cee Lo Green song in the car at top volume. She thinks I'm cool. Well, then anyway.

Roshni AaMom said...

It's amazing how eagerly they learn these words so fast!!

Anonymous said...

One year I was asked to be acting vice-principal for the year. The key word is 'acting!' A young gentleman ws sent to the office for saying the 's' word. I went on and on about all of the reasons why it was not appropriate to use the word 'shit' especially at school. I was really proud of myself as I thought I'd truly made an impression. His jaw dropped to the ground and his lip started to quiver. I was a genious! He finally stammered, " I sssssaid ssshhhhuttt up!" Boy, did i feel STUPID!!!! Now I always ask what the 's', 'd', 'f' or 'i' word is BEFORE I put my foot in my mouth!

Anonymous said...

Apparently, I can't type either! WAS...GENIUS...I