Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A coccyx by any other name...

'Gracie' came to me with tears welling up in her eyes. I could see she had just gone down the slide and at the bottom is a very icy landing thanks to last week's thaw and this week's freeze.

She looked up at me with her sad little eyes and sobbed, 'Lunchlady, I think I broke my butt'

I held back the giggle rising to the surface and assured her that wasn't possible. She limped away........I went home...........and googled broken butt.

Apparently, you CAN break your butt (bone).

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Soft Landing - ish

Combo of yesterday's melting snow - turned freezing rain left today's sledding hill in a word..........treacherous!

One young boy flew like the wind down the big hill, across the flat land and up the little hill, slowing as he peaked the top...............and then turned left and headed right for me!

I couldn't move. Not enough time, and too much ice under foot. He clipped me right at the feet and bowled me over. Good thing I had a soft landing............... on top of him!

We decided to go body sledding with the remaining groups of kids for safety's sake - theirs and -- uhmm ............... mine!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

5 Seconds of Fame.................or Less

Channel 5 News team (well if you can call 1 reporter and 1 camera guy a team) came to film our kids sledding today. How cool is that? They interviewed each of the 5 kids. One of the girls was beside herself with excitement over the whole experience. I'll call her Nicky.

After the kids were done showing off on the hill and talking to the reporter, the kids were brought in and the reporter asked to interview me (G-U-L-P). All I kept thinking about was how the camera adds 20 pounds. (No it was NOT the Christmas cookies, it was the camera I tell ya!!).

Not to worry. My family surrounded the TV promptly at 4:30 (popcorn in lap LOL) to watch my television debut. THERE! There are the kids sledding down the hill. THERE! There is 'Nicky' giving her adorable answer to the reporter. THERE! -- Wait -- that's a commercial!

I feel a little badly for the other 4 kids who didn't get their wind-chilled cherub faces shown for all to see. As for me?

Well, cookies never lie - and now I have a chance to shed a few pounds before ANY news team shoots a camera my way!

Mind your Manners

One of my 2nd graders was very proud to rattle off a list of table manners after exclaiming that she 'knows all of them'.

  • put your napkin on your lap
  • keep your elbows off of the table
  • no crawling under the table (??)
  • unless you drop your napkin on the floor and then it's okay (smile)
and the girl sitting across from her excitedly says.....

  • no rolling your eyes (thanks to the parents for teaching that one)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Here's a Tip!

One of my kindergarten girls called me over to her and handed me a dime.

What's this? I asked

She replied, 'It's for you - because I like the way you do your job' :)