Friday, February 19, 2010

I'll admit...I'm an awful teacher

I'm an awful teacher.
It seems I have told a lie.
An awful lie.
But it promoted a child to stay in school, thus furthering his education.
Yes I may be justifying it.
Here's the story....

It was recess. Miss C. and I tend to meet up and chat for a brief moment before heading off to mold young minds, when all of a sudden my fantastic little Colton comes up to me with a half convincing smirk on his face and says "Mrs. Lamb? I'm not feeling so well. I think I need to go home."

Mrs. Lamb thinks quick and says: "Oh man? That's just too bad! You're going to miss our banana split party? Dang!"

Colton: "Wait, what did you say?"

Mrs. Lamb: "Well, ya! We're having a banana split party but I guess if you don't feel good then we should go call your mom?"

At this point Miss C. and I started to rave about this wonderful banana split party we were going to have when Colton starts rubbing his tummy and says:

"You know, I think I'm starting to feel much better and so I think I should stay?"

As he heads out the door to enjoy the last few minutes of recess, Miss C. turned to me and says.

"So what are you having a banana split party for?"

Mrs. Lamb "We're not! I can just tell a faker when I see one." :-)



Cindi said...

You're not a bad teacher, just a master manipulator! That's what teachers do. (at least I do!)

Emmett and Ashlee said...

That is awesome! Kids are so funny. I bet you are a great teacher.

epb said...

Haha. I do the same thing with my students at the U. :)

The Peterson's said...! Aren't they great!

Loftus' said...

hahahaha!! Good one!

The Funderburks said...

You're quick on your feet, Mrs. Lamb!

My little sister is in your ward. Her name is BrieAnna and she has the cutest little 1-year old Paxton. I told her to tell you she's my sister. She said "Lamb" and I was stumped. Then she said you were really tall and I knew exactly who she was talking about!

Andrea said...

How funny! What did he say when he found your fib out??

Mom Swalz said...

And that's what makes you a great teacher :)

Jodi said...

That's a good one, I will have to remember it for next time.

MVP Family said...

I think it was worth it! I know my little one in school would try to get away with a little something like that...