Stuff and things I hear...
+"Did you get those leggings at K-Mart?" In the middle of a lesson, a girl raises her hand to ask a question. It's about my leggings.
+During state testing week, we're not allowed to do a whole lot of real schoolwork because testing for 2 hours a day, apparently, stresses kids out. We tested for 5+ hours a day in Alaska, but that is beside the point I guess. So I've been introducing the kids to the wonders of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
The kids: "This is really creepy." The scene in this Little House on the Prairie movie (if you're a Little House fan, you need to watch that movie) in which Laura is delirious with malaria and the camera is all shaky and the picture is foggy. "It's like a horror movie."
(I'm thinking yeah, like The Ring..creepiest movie ever.)
A kid says, "Yeah, it's like The Ring!".
+Talking about the same Little House movie, which is broken into segments on Youtube...
Kid: "Oh, I get it! They're different episodes that are all connected!"
Another kid: "Hey! Like The Walking Dead!"
+I admit, I'm not the most sympathetic person when it comes to someone complaining about spousal separation. I should be. I attempt to be. But it's difficult. Someone was lamenting last week about her boyfriend going away to training for a few months. Someone she's been dating for less than a year. Someone she is not wholly dependent on in life and limb. Someone she doesn't have an entire life with. Someone else (a military wife of perhaps 3 months) piped up with "I know how you feel!".
I get it. You probably do know how she feels. But, as I said to a fellow army wife of 5+ years, "Let me play my tiny violin for you". When your husband is in war zone for a year and IEDs are blowing up left and right and you get to talk to him once a week and you fear someone in uniform showing up on your doorstep and, meanwhile, you are taking care of everything yourself and it's a major stressor in your existence...then we can talk. Or maybe I'm just showing my age here.
And then I tell myself that we all come from different places and have different experiences and...well, I'm trying here.
And I don't know why you'd announce that stuff at a staff meeting to begin with.
+Scott said once, "Maybe Jett's not as cute as we think he is. Maybe we just think he's cute because he's ours." Because when out with the dogs, every passerby will stop to compliment Scout, but never Jett.
...I can't imagine why, based on this evidence from last spring.
Here is what we often hear regarding Jett:
"Have you ever seen The Neverending Story? He looks like the dragon!"
Nope. I've never seen The Neverending Story because puppets are creepy. Also, I feel like this is kind of insulting to Jett.
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