How to AVOID becoming an adult. (By Jack.)

The word "adult" is thrown around the classroom a gazillion times a day.

If someone hurts you, find an adult.

If someone hurts someone ELSE, find an adult.

If you don't know what to do, ask an adult.

If you see an adult you don't know on the playground, find an adult you DO know and tell them.

Today during learning centers I overheard Jack talking to our intern,  Ms. Adorable.  She must have said SOMETHING with the word adult in it, because I heard him laugh.

His legs were crossed as he worked on his word work paper.  "Ms. Adorable, you are NOT an adult." he said in the voice of an eighty year-old man.

She looked at him, surprised, "Yes, I am!"

"No, I don't think so," he said shaking his head. "Let me ask you this, have you ever been to the Grand Canyon?

"Well, no." she said.

"Do you own a motorcycle?" he asked with raised eyebrows.

"Um, no."

"Do you know how to start a campfire without matches?"

"Well, no...." she replied.

"Are you 22 years-old yet?"

"No, I'm not."

Jack smiled.  "Okay!  Then you are definitely not an adult."

The world according to Jack.


Mrs4444 said...

Sounds like he has a fun adulthood planned :)

Gigi said...

Well then, according to Jack, I am NOT an adult! YAY!

Brian Miller said...

ha. i got a taste of your life..
i took a day off at high school and spent a day in kindergarten and first grade for a grad school class...it was a refreshing change...

Lynn said...

Your stories make me ALMOST miss teaching!

Marissa said...

Except for the age question, I can honestly say I am not Jack's definition of an adult--YAY!

Excuse me...off to call the student loan folks and give them the good news :-)

Jan's Sushi Bar said...

Wow - I qualify as an adult on every level. Well, except the motorcycle. Although, I used to own one...before I was an adult.