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Friday, November 9, 2012

Lessons from the LunchLady: um..wait...whose birthday is it? OH CRAP

Where has the week gone? I feel behind on everything from housework to blogging and NaNoWriMo.

Here's what I learned this week.

Vowels make a world of difference. While serving Frudels for breakfast, a student paused after taking his tray and said... "Wait, are there worms in this?" This is why vowels are really important. There is a huge difference between worm and warm.

Helium makes life fun. If you suck some helium out of a balloon and then tell kids to "use your walking feet", you will get their attention (and maybe even a smile).

Peas look nothing like green beans. Peas are round and green beans are long. Why can't kids tell them apart?

I willy wike carrots, said a kindergartener as a way of asking me if I could take the celery out of his cup and give him more carrots. Have I ever told you that I have a soft spot for willy cute kindergarteners.

Birthday basket disaster thankfully avoided. Know anyone with the exact same birthday as you? Imagine if you are turning six and can barely contain your excitement. Imagine if all your lunchladies and your custodian came to your classroom bringing treats for everyone, wearing hats and singing TO SOMEONE ELSE! Yep...that's what happened. We came to sing to one boy only to find out he shared the exact same birthday as another boy in his class and only one parent ordered a birthday basket. We did what any reasonable lunch ladies would do. We added the other boy to the song and I returned with an extra birthday crown and a little goodie bag.

Lets be serious, you just can't go walking around newly six thinking that the lunch ladies forgot your birthday. You just can't...

What did you learn this week?

3 random thoughts:

Jenners said...

Oh wait … the Frudel doesn't have worms? Well I'm not getting it then.

And that must have been a sticky situation with the birthday basket. You did the right thing.

becca said...

you mean peas and green beans aren't the same dang that blows my

Kristie Maynard said...

Well, didn't you learn some interesting things?!?!
I learned a couple things. 1. I was chosen to participate in the May Arts Challenge for this month and I'm a lot more excited than I every thought I'd be. 2. Numbers sometimes don't matter, but sales do. We had our open house for our business this weekend and the number of people that showed up this year was way down, but they all bought more and we did great! 3. One question I have did I get this old. I turned 57 on Wednesday and I'm wondering how that happened?

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