Friday, May 02, 2008

Cookie Crumbs: Pre-teen Reasoning

Me:"So your shoes look like they are getting a bit worn."

Jake:"Ya, I can feel the wind on my feet when I ride my bike."

Me: (turns shoe over) "Oh my God! That is a huge hole! Why didn't you ever say anything?"

Jake: "It's not so bad. When I step in a puddle my shoe fills right up with water, but you know, it's a bit of a bonus too."

Me: "What do you mean?"

Jake: "Well the hole also lets all the water drain out."

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In science class, I'm encouraging a boy to get down to work.

Me: "Okay, here we go! Get out that science book! Open it up! Get a pen, we're going to study the biology of cells...isn't that so exciting?!?"

student: (grumble grumble and a look of "oh God, this woman is just too perky on a Friday afternoon")

Me:"Yes, I know I'm mean and I make you work, but you'll thank me later."

student:"You're not mean."

Me: "Awww, you're sweet. You think?"

student: "You're EVIL."

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