Time Machine, get your’s today!

The kids I work with are always asking me questions. On ocassion they are actually ON topic! But mostly….

Often I can’t remember the question a half hour later. Often the questions are just them being nosy. Sometimes the questions are REALLY good!

  • How old are you?
  • Where do you live?
  • How many times can we go to the bathroom?
  • Will you come to recess with us?
  • Do you know my teacher’s name is Janine?
  • What kind of a car do you drive?
  • Can you bring your kids with you tomorrow?
  • Where else do you work?
  • Do you dream about us?
  • Why does Jason have a spatula in his pocket?
  • Are you giving us stickers today?
  • Is there such a thing as a time machine?

Believe it or not, I get the Time Machine question a lot. Like, usually once a week! They’ll do this though. Get an idea & the topic will come up every day for a month. So I finally started answering the Time Machine question.

“This word isn’t as hard as it looks, just cover the ‘ion’ at the end, & sound it out!”

“Yeah, but, Mrs. S, is there such thing as a time machine?”

“What sound does it begin with?”

” ‘ch-‘, but is there?”

“is there what?”

“a time machine”

“*huff*” “Yes. It’s called your life” “what sound does the next letter say?”

(yes, this post is totally irrelevant! but I hear this every. single. day!)

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Big News For Parents! (you can thank me later)

I’m about to make a Major Revelation on Childrearing. Listen up!

Do you want to have well-behaved children?

Do you want kids who know how to behave & what is expected of them?

Well, You’re in luck! There is one thing you can do! It’s so easy!

TELL THEM

That’s it! Tell them!

Okay….some of the time they won’t listen. Sometimes they’ll challenge you, toe the line. Sometimes they will even embarass you & you will contemplate abandoning them right there at the bank & pretend you’ve never seen them.

But seriously, if you don’t TELL THEM how to behave, how will they know??

I work at an elementary school. Last week parents were coming in & waiting for long periods in the hall. Many of them had small children with them. Most of those had something to occupy those children. Mostly they were encouraging their little ones to behave. Some were more successful than others, but all-except one- were tolerable.

There was this one little girl, no more than 2 years old, who was wreaking havoc! Running, screaming, kicking things, banging into things & people. She wasn’t having a temper tantrum, she was having fun. At one point she went into the Boy’s Room & I could hear her in there banging doors & yelling. Oh! Finally! Her mother walks by.

“Excuse me, there’s a little girl in the Boy’s Room. Is she your’s?”

“Yeah. What can ya do?”

What can you do? What can you do? Uh, TELL HER TO GET OUT? TELL HER TO BEHAVE??