With my new job I have the pleasure of being around some of the cutest and funniest children ever. Their wit and intelligence will forever amaze me.
One 5 year old: "Miss Boomer, are you married?"
Another 5 y/o: "But what about your husband and your kids and your babies?"
Me: "I don't have any kids. or a husband."
Yet another 5 y/o: (to another one in a loud whisper) "That means she's a widow."
Me: "....." what!??! Bahaha "I've never been married."
And another: "Never? In your whole life??"
Me: I'm not that old! "Nope, never."
A few 6 y/o were feeling rather generous and drew me some lovely pictures to show their appreciation for me.
I'm rather partial to the spelling of rock here, or perhaps they literally meant I rook. In that case I am forced to understand that they meant I a) resemble a castle, not unlike a chess piece; b) resemble a bird of the crow family, distinguished by the grey-white skin around the base of the bill under the eyes; c) am a painful ear piercing; or d) am great at a certain card game. I haven't decided which is most flattering yet.
This is my new laptop. "If you push this button the guy will dance like this."
A 10 y/o drew this picture for me--so exquisite.
This 10 y/o also told me I rock, I believe children like to compliment substitute teachers with this particular phrase.
A 14 y/o found out my last name and made the connection to a Percy Jackson character. I told them Chiron was my grandpa and they were stunned. Later that kid asked me if I was serious or if I had been joking about Chiron being my grandpa. hehe
A fireman came to visit the children and teach them about not hiding from or being afraid of firefighters. By popular demand I was volunteered to put on the gear. Here I am high-fiving the children. That stuff was so heavy.
Here's a cool badge I got 'cause there were extras.
We were outside playing on the grass when a 4 y/o asked me to tell a story.
Me: "What story?"
4 y/o: "A Deer Hunting Story."
Me: .... "There once was a deer named Bambi..."
4 y/o: "Tell me another story."
Me: "What do you wanna hear this time?"
4 y/o: "Three Bears"
I proceed to tell him the story.
4 y/o: "Tell me a deer hunting story."
I was out retrieving a few 4 y/o from the bus when Girl A gets dropped off by her mom. Boy comes running off the bus and says "I love Girl A." When Girl B comes off the bus and walks over, Boy points at Girl B and says "He's my girlfriend." "I love both of them." To the girls he says "I love both of you." Bahaha.