Thursday, September 02, 2010
A V-8 Moment
The temperature has been hovering in the 90s these first couple of days back to school. Overheated classrooms with not a breath of air stirring does not offer the most conducive atmosphere for learning. Still, there are some funny little moments like this one.
As our class of 7 year olds was making its way to the buses a small boy suddenly remembered that he had horse back riding lessons that afternoon and thought his mom might be picking him up.
Me: Did you mother send a note?
Child: What for?
Me: Telling us that she was going to pick you up so we wouldn't put you on the bus.
Child: Nope, I don't think so. She just told me.
Me: What did she tell you?
Child: I don't know. I never pay attention to her when she talks at me in the morning.
Me: You don't? Why not?
Child: She never says anything interesting.
Me: Well, it might be interesting to know where you're going after school.
Child: I KNOW where I'm going after school. I'm going horseback riding. I just told you.
Me: But we don't know if you're going on the bus or being picked up.
Child: You don't?
Me: No - we don't have a note from your mom.
Child: I KNOW that. I already told you she told me.
Me: But you don't know what she told you because you didn't listen.
Child: Well, you wouldn't listen either because she's boring in the morning.
So, we went to the office, called Mom and ascertained that said child should go home on the bus.
Me: Please listen to your mom in the mornings from now on.
Child: Nah. I'll just tell her to write it all down for YOU.
Me: What if you forget the note?
Child: That's why they invented telephones!