Thursday, March 6, 2014

"Why are your shoe laces wet?"

This is a question that came out of my mouth yesterday during bus duty.

sidenote: bus duty = cruel and unusual punishment

So let me start this humorous story at the beginning...hope it makes you smile  :)

I was in charge of the kindergarteners, and there was a little boy who did not have his shoes tied.  I asked him if he wanted me to tie it, and of course he says "Yes" because he doesn't know how.

So I begin to tie.

And they're wet.

I think to myself, "weird...."

The conversation went something like this:

Me: "Why are your shoelaces wet?"

Kindergartener: **bewildered look on face**

I start to scan his body looking for signs of water/wet/anything to give me a clue... 

spit?  puddle?  water?

I notice his pants.  Which are wet.  From the crotch.  All the way down both pant legs...into his shoes.

**lightbulb moment**

Me: "Honey, did you have an accident?" 

Kindergartener: shakes his head "yes", regretfully.

So after that exchange, and after telling him he needed to tell his mommy when he got home because he failed to let his teacher know, AND asking if he needed to use the potty before he got on the bus (silly question..the evidence is in his pants.  all over it really... he's got an empty bladder.) I send him on his way.

And head to the nearest bathroom to disinfect.  Multiple times.  

I felt like an ER doctor with the hands up in the air yelling "CODE RED! GET OUT OF MY WAY!" trampling over kids to get to a sink.

The other teachers got a laugh out of it. 

And I hope you did too.  

I'm willing to sacrifice a little cleanliness if it boosts morale... just this once.  :)

1 comment:

  1. I taught Kindergarten for five years. First assignment....learn to tie shoes. I'd prefer they know how to tie shoes before even learning to write their name. I assigned it every night for homework....every.single.night. Want to know why? Wet shoelaces. Little boys are notorious for wet shoelaces. You're braver than I's been so long since I tied a wet shoelace that I probably would've gagged right then and there! Thanks for the laugh...I needed this today!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'


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