Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Let the Learnin' Begin!

It was Open House at the grade school tonight. I went into Lexi's classroom, listened to her teacher talk, looked at the papers she'd written/drawn, and took the requisite peek in her desk. Lexi had a paper hanging on the wall that read, "I wish I was a cat because then I could go to the bathroom whenever I wanted." You know, as opposed to being a human since she can only go to the bathroom between 2:00 and 3:00 pm. I felt the need to explain to Lexi's teacher that she actually can use the bathroom whenever she wants to at home.

Then I went to Jackson's classroom. I took a peek in his desk and found half a dozen wrinkled papers just shoved in between his books. I started thumbing through them and found this...


Yes, it's Booger Boy.
There were also drawings of giant cannibal peanuts eating their peanut families.

That there is some prime time learnin' goin' on, folks. Brings a tear to my eye. Of course, I wasn't quite as proud as I was earlier today when Clay burped so loudly at the library that a ceiling tile crashed to the floor, the sprinklers were set off and no less than 5 librarians turned and stared at us in shock and disbelief. To Clay's credit, he didn't burst out laughing, but immediately apologized which confused me and made me wonder if the child standing next to me was really my kid or an alien replica.

Yep, it's going to be a fun school year.

26 comments:

Hands-Free Heart said...

Awhile back, over at oH mY wORD!, Melissa's daughter had similar bathroom issues at school. They had an interesting solution, which, if you can find the right person at your school, may work in allowing the kids to go when they need to!

Sudee in Florida said...

Kids can really keep us laughing, especially with their drawing. Our oldest daughter drew a picture of our dog, and her second grade teacher gave it to us so we could see how "observant" she was. He was very anotomically correct.
Clay's burp was at least a little better than passing gas, which a cousin's little boy did "in Church". When the Dad tried to ignore him and act like he didn't know where it came from, the son looked up at his Daddy and said very loudly "scuse me Daddy". So precious.
Hope your jaw is feeling better.
Sudee in Florida

Rick said...

If the burp smelled like ketchup you would then know where Brooklyn gets her dietary habits.

Mummy McTavish said...

Hey, how does Clay know my kids??? Booger Boy has been the name I have been calling each of them interchangably ( <-is it a word???) the last week for reasons I am sure you can guess. Then Lion does a sneeze and goes "look mum, I'm booger boy again" and little Dragon starts dancing singing "boog... boy... boog... boy" ah, a house of boys.

morninglight mama said...

You mean bogger boy, right? He's just one letter away from bLogger boy! :)

Anonymous said...

As I sit here laughing at this post, I can just picture the librarians faces. Too funny! I can remember being in 5th grade and letting some slip out the other end. It stunk so bad the windows had to be opened up! A couple kids blamed me but I wouldn't fess up. Talk about embarrassing. I'm glad those days are long past.

Amy said...

Booger Boy! LOL!:)

That sounds like something my youngest son would draw...on one of his Sunday school papers!:)

Thanks for the giggle this morning!

God Bless,
Amy:)

Rosie : ) said...

It is so funny how kids take on a different personality in school. Sometimes teachers describe the children a certain way and I look around me to make sure they weren't talking to the parent behind me. :)

This Crazy Thing Called Motherhood said...

Kids are such a crack up!!

My 5 year old daughter stood up in front of the class this week and called her brother a 'total butt' during show and tell. Apparently, while describing her item, she told the class that she has to keep it in her room because her 2 year old brother is a 'total butt' and tries to play with it. Nice.

Her teacher was quick to correct her, saying that she can't say the word 'butt' at school; however she could say "total pain" to describe her sibling.

The best part was: when she told me all this after school, I said "yes you shouldn't call your brother a butt"...to which she said " but Mom you call him that all the time when you are upset with him!!".

There's nothing like being called out by your kindergartener about your crappy parenting, eh?! lol

Thanks for sharing your stories; they are great!

Anonymous said...

We had open house last night, too.
You just can never really know what those teachers must be thinking. Then again, who cares!!!

Booger boy is too funny, LOL.

Jen said...

This was a funny one today! I laughed out loud at the bathroom comment and the peanut-eating peanut!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the laugh this morning, that was brilliant!

tonya5015 said...

OMG, the burp is too funny. i am sitting at my desk laughing like a fuit cake. my co-worker thinks i have finally flipped out.

my daughter drew a pic of me, one winter day after being cooped up in the house all weekend, holding a belt with an very very angry face and her and her brother with tear rollong down their face. i looked at it and could only laugh. i still have it taped to my desk. but the thing is i have never hit either of them with a belt, the worst the ever got was a pop on the butt with may hand.

kids you gotta love them.

Liz said...

Dawn,

Thanks for the great belly laugh. You gotta love 'em, no?

Have the kids ever seen Ren and Stimpy's booger collection? Have you? You won't want to eat for a week!

Hope you're feeling better.

Becky said...

Kids sure do know how to make ya proud, don't they, lol?

That burp story is priceless!

Jessica said...

So I was walking down the hall today and I noticed a ceiling tile that had fallen to the floor. It was when I briefly was wondering whether Clay had been there that I realized I read your blog way too much.

Tracey said...

Those are my kinda kids! They rock. You must be so proud!

Mystii said...

LMAO at Clay's burp! I was at the mall with my kids a long time ago, my son was only about 5 at the time, when he let out a burp that I swear shook the rafters. My daughter's pretended they didn't know him! He, of course, thought it was hilarious that he had a burp that sounded bigger than he was!

Ah, the joys of boys!

Brenda said...

Save those pictures and some day they can put them on their blog ; )

Karen in AZ said...

Reminds me of one time (many, many, many years ago...) when my parents went to Parents' Night at school. As they headed to my sister's classroom, they could see people looking at them and snickering behind their hands. They entered the room to find that my sister had written a story about her family using often told "exaggerations" (as my father was prone to tell for "effect") as fact. The story was, of course, posted on the wall for all to read. (Our dad HAD married an older woman (by 5 months), but she did NOT carry HIM over the threshold as he claimed.)

And then they had to walk around the classroom and back through the school to go home...

I won't tell about the time I was subbing and "passed gas". Let's just say that 6th grade class will never forget me as a sub!

chantal said...

Love the booger boy. I have come accross some interesting stuff with my kids too. Like the time I found my sink stopper under the bed,disassembled with pipe cleaners and yarn tied around it. hmmm.oh, and oncewhen my daughter was little (she liked to "pack" her own bag for daycare)her teacher informed me that she had filled her little backpack with potatoes and MY underwear. Don't know how I did not catch it on the way out.

Chelf said...

I am pretty sure I would have burst out laughing at the library incident. Then I would have immediately panicked at knowing that I had caused the water destruction of so many fine pieces of written word on paper.

You guys crack me up, and I need more laughter in my days. Thank you so much for putting these gems out there.

The Preschool Teacher said...

Wow that must have been some burp! lol Where is a good hole to swallow a mom up in a moment like that you know? ;)

Dolly said...

I'd say you've got yourself a best seller-if you bundle up the "kids at school" stories and the kid-drawn illustrations!

*It feels great for us to discover: YOUR FAMILY! Puts a smile on MY face :)

doodlebelle said...

I LOVE booger boy!!! Plus, I think I would prefer burps to my own son's public farts that he thinks are hysterical

Christine said...

I had to laugh at Booger Boy because I have his twin here at my house! My son was supposed to draw a Self Portrait to be hung prominently in his classroom ALL YEAR LONG. When we went to back to school night he pointed out a bald, red eyed Booger Boy complete with green drippings coming from his nose. It was in full color and even laminated so his self portrait masterpiece could be appreciated forever.

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