It's been a while since I've posted one of these. I sometimes forget to look for the little joys in my day, because I'm often so overwhelmed with all the tasks and to-do's. I have to remember, every.single.day to settle down and listen to the kids. They are so...so...funny.
The 2nd graders are all excited because they're going on a field trip today. One boy, who is quite the trouble maker already knew ahead of time he had to sit this one out. So I asked him what he'll be doing instead of attending the aquarium like the rest of the kids.
He says, "uhh...I don't know. I'll probably hang out at home. My mom will probably, most likely take me to the beach or something."
My instant thought. YEA right.
So I said, "Oh really? I'm sure your mom has to work, silly!" (because I know this family and knew she was a working mom, since dad's in the...um...slammer. lets not go there.)
He goes, "Oh no. She got fired two weeks ago from her job. But, don't worry-she's getting a job at Wal-Mart."
Before I could say anything--the whole class seemed to burst into a big worrysome sigh for the boy's mother. I didn't quite get it, but apparently they all did. [Did I mention this whole conversation happened in front of the entire class? uh. yea.]
...and one concerned boy bursts out: "OH NO!!!! (head in his hands) Wal-marts are open 24 hours, 7 days a week! You'll NEVER get to see your mom again!"
I laughed. I smiled. I did a little teacher-intervention and had to explain some things to their naive little minds, but overall it reminded me that I freaking LOVE the way kids think.
Happy Tuesday, loves.