Can you believe I've had to say the following words approximately 25 times in the last 48 hours? Are you ready for it? Here goes: Stop eating your sock.
I've decided that six and seven year olds are like lemmings. One coughs, four more cough. One gets up to snag a tissue and at least three more do -- and it's safe to say that 90% of the time none of them, including the original tissue snagger actually need the Kleenex. One asks a question totally unrelated to the lesson and ten more hands shoot up. One starts eating the elastic from their sock while holding their foot 2 inches away from their face and three more decide they're hungry for socks too. I cannot imagine what my little crew was like in kindergarten.
Me pointing at the words 'I'm during.' written by a six year old: "Hmmm, I'm not sure I understand this sentence."
Kid: I'm drunk.
Me (sure I heard wrong): Pardon? I'm during?
Kid: No, I'm drunk. That says drunk, right?
Me: No sweetheart, the bonus word this week is 'during' not 'drunk'.
I admit, prior to the last line I laughed, how could I not? The conversation that followed included the little nut asking me, "What does drunk mean anyways?"