What day is it? WHAT DAY IS IT???

The children came back from lunch a jubilant mess.  They gathered on the carpet chattering and giggling and quieted after only five attempts at “Class, class, class!”

I was singing the Days of the Week song when Sam enthusiastically raised his hand to get my attention.  I stopped mid-Sunday, Monday – and gave in to his pleading eyes and insistent arm raising.  We’ve been in school for 27 days, and by now I know that he’s a man with a mission.  That arm would have stayed up the whole damn afternoon.

He cleared his throat and shouted with a huge smile, “Ms. Smythe, Austin wants to HUMP Sophie!”

I looked at Austin, who was sitting right next to Sam, and he was smiling and nodding his head.  “YEP!” he said with a smile.

“Austin,” I said slowly, “Do you know what that means?”

“NOPE!” he said with a smile.

“Well, okay then.  Boys, listen carefully…we never say the word hump in kindergarten…unless we’re talking about camels. Okay?  Okay.”

Kindergarten is kind of like dodge ball- sometimes you dodge the balls…but sometimes you catch ‘em.