A boy in my class was experiencing a few problems with his teeth. He reported back to me about his visit to the, well, you’ll see…
“Miss Rainbow, I have a toof growing the wrong way, it’s growing out and facing you. I have to go to the ornodontist and it will get rocketed off. I will have snitches and it will bleed a bit.”
As I listened, and giggled, the boy looked at me and said,
“This isn’t funny, Miss Rainbow.”
Could have fooled me.
Following a swimming lesson, the children were changing back into their school uniform. I suddenly hear shrieks of ‘I’ve lost my knickers! I’ve lost them, they’re gone! I’ve lost my knickers!’
I observed the girl as she problem-solved. A friend, who was being helpful and kind as I had taught them to be, said kindly,
‘It’s okay, we just won’t do handstands at morning tea!’
The two girls were most confused when I told them this was not the way to solve that particular problem.
A girl I teach and her older sister were telling me how strong their Dad is. He is so strong, he can carry their Mum up the stairs! When the two girls told me this, the look on my face obviously prompted clarification from them. I didn’t expect to hear,
“Yeah, when Mummy drinks too much special water, she can’t walk up the stairs, so Daddy carries Mummy up stairs.”
I’d really like a glass of this ‘special water’, or maybe two!