Thursday, January 21, 2010

Warmer weather and hot heads

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Maybe it is the weather front which brought in the warmer weather.  Maybe it is a conspiracy.  Maybe it is an issue with alien possession.

Whatever it is, here are a few snippets of conversations from the past couple of days.

To a student: “I’m sorry you were mad at the lunchroom monitor.  That doesn’t give you a reason to raise your fists to your teacher when you got back to class.”  (And no need to keep telling me how much you hate school.  We got the message down pat from the first day you arrived.  I just wish I could help you with all your anger.)

To a parent: “As a matter of fact, you are right.  I do want you to leave.  This meeting is obviously not working to resolve anything so we’ll just see you next week when you can bring your child back to school.” (While meeting with an irate parent who doesn’t see a problem with children showing disrespect to others… and I have no idea where the child learned this behavior…but the child will get to hang with Mama Attitude for a couple of days now.)

To a student: “So, do you like sitting in poopy pants?”  (After the child got mad at his teacher [again!] and announced he was going to crap himself – and he did… which makes me wonder how he can crap at will… and reminds me to be thankful we only have 78 more days with the willful crapper.)

To a parent: “Well, hello to you and Brown Betty!”  (Brown Betty is a brown belt who has magical powers in fixing attitudes.)

To a student: “It is never okay to tell a girl you want to push your pee pee against her butt.”  (Well…. one day it might be okay.  But never in school.  And this conversation is making me uncomfortable.  Why, look!  A bunny!)

To a parent: “I understand the traffic is bad today but please don’t yell at my teachers on duty.  We don’t have any control over the traffic.”  (Um… were you trying to go for Road Rage Poster Parent of the Year?)

Is it Friday yet? 

53 comments:

Tracie said...

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Tracie said...

Ok. I'm a fool. I already was following you but for some reason you weren't showing up in my reader. I think I fixed it.

Sorry for the crazy!

Tracie said...

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Sorry for the crazy!

lakeviewer said...

Pooping on demand? The kid has a future.

Sue said...

The biggest thing, in my opinion, that parents are failing to teach their own children is basic respect for others! Thanks for sharing and thanks for helping our future generation of little ones!
Take care, Sue

Camille said...

Almost!!! (Friday) :D

Chris@Knucklehead said...

"Why, look! A bunny!"

I'm gonna have to remember that one.

ChiTown Girl said...

Gotta love Brown Betty!!!

We have some parents that bring her to school, as well.

Matty said...

It's what I call a revolving door. Parents raise their kids like the way they were raised. Those kids grow up and have children and raise their kids the same way.....and so on and so on........

elzimmy said...

Oh my. I shall refer to this post the next time I think I'm having a bad day.

Mighty M said...

Oh man, it is nearly Friday!

Can't believe a kid pooped their pants - how old?

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

You have the patience, as they say, of Job.
I hope next week's better...

Herding Cats said...

Hey, working at a school is never boring! Right?

TechnoBabe said...

I imagine that is a teachers' mantra:
Is It Friday Yet?

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

You poor dear, have a glass of wine.

BTW Our star told the SPED teacher today his mom wanted to beat her up for irritating him...

Renee said...

Oh my God I love it and am laughing my head off. har har

Great comments and I think because two of my children are teachers I'm laughing even more.

Renee xoxo

Paula said...

TGIF! Hang in there kiddo...

Joanna Jenkins said...

I would need major drugs to get through the day!

:-)

xo

only a movie said...

Ah yes, the pooping on demand. It's a talent.

We had a week too. I have a big meeting with a litigious parent today. Say some prayers.

Happy Friday!!

Brian Miller said...

i so love those moments like the one with the first parent...haha...had one of those moments this week with a parent who went off their meds.

err...uncomfortable conversation...look ask you mom about the whole pee pee butt thing...or ask willful pooper...yikes.

Jan said...

Beth - look! It's Friday!

Yeah, we're happy about it too.

AmyLK said...

I like bunnies! some very interesting conversations there. Thanks for stopping over at the Nest!

My name is PJ. said...

Holy Crow! What has happened to the youth of America. Oh wait! Wait! I think I have the answer! The parents of America! Am I right?

I honestly don't know how you do what you do without blowing your stack or bringing a flask to work. If people could only hear themselves.

And crap boy has himself a world of problems in the future. YIKES!

blueviolet said...

Oh my gosh, I can't even believe that conversation you had about the pee pee and the butt. I think I almost choked when I read that. Your job is a riot!

Kulio said...

ohhhhhh.....wow what a WEEK!!! Is it a full moon??

Kathy's Klothesline said...

The poopy thing is really creepy..... wonder what he will grow up to be. He won't do well in the job market if this is his way of solving problems. ICK!

Surfie said...

By all means, poop in your pants. That'll show me!

Hooray, it's finally Friday! :)

Optimistic Pessimist said...

your tolerance is amazing, and might I add, inspiring.

justsomethoughts... said...

fantastic stuff

and you (or anyone else) could not pay me enough money to do your job

Captain Dumbass said...

I could never, ever be a teacher.

otin said...

Crapping at will is not a big talent, I could pinch a loaf right now if you wanted me too!!! HAHAHA!!!

ArtSnark said...

You just need to lock em all in a room together & let them sort each other out

leslie said...

I DEFINITELY don't want your job. Wow, what a week!

Chief said...

These are amazing... worse than what I could come up with for this week.

Mine was "Your deoderant stick is NOT a dry erase marker! Put it back in your gym bag"

Candice said...

I think I'm going to start crapping my pants every time someone pisses me off.

Phat Mama said...

I wish you would have been the principle when my kids were in school.

Fidgeting Gidget said...

Ok, so I'm 26 years old, which means I should be mature, but I can't stop laughing when I picture you telling the kid that "it's never ok to tell a girl you want to push your pee pee against her butt." Uncomfortable, yes, but how in the hell did you keep a straight face?

And as for the crapper, a colleague of mine once had a sixth grade student who crapped his pants, somehow manuevered the evidence DOWN HIS PANT LEG, and then proceeded to grind it into the carpet. (He did this on two separate occasions). Really.

Nezzy said...

Great and so typical. This Ozark farm chick is retired Special Ed. I'm so glad I hopped over for a good belly laugh before I get ready to go teach my Sunday School then Kid's Church. I will forever work with children 'cause then I don't have to grow up! Heeeheehe!

As we say here in the hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa, ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day!!!

jules said...

THe "pee pee against the butt" and the bunny is my favorite one!

JennyMac said...

To a student: “It is never okay to tell a girl you want to push your pee pee against her butt.” (Well…. one day it might be okay. But never in school. And this conversation is making me uncomfortable. Why, look! A bunny!)

this is pure genius writing. Made me laugh so loud.

carma said...

Please tell me that willful crapper is still of the age where he is learning to read - not 14 or 15 ;-)

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Once again proving that you are a better woman than I could ever hope to be. I seriously don't know how you do it!

K13 said...

LMAO!! The conversations you have at school always crack me up!!!

Deb said...

Well, it was Friday. Sadly, now it is Monday...

thanks for the laughs!

Gaston Studio said...

I wish I was a fly on your office wall; I'd be laughing continuously.

Love that the ended the meeting with the parent with an attitude!

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

You are sooooo my kind of principal!!! Hang in there you are half way through. Going for a jog tonight??? Maybe two?

I left an award at my blog 'cause you make me happy when I read your words!

Jason, as himself said...

Oh, these are good ones. I especially like the poopy one! The things you hear yourself saying in this profession!

Debbie said...

Oh my word! I am so sorry you have to put up with all of this. People are crazy - through and through.

A Free Man said...

Maybe someone's dumped a vial of crazy in the water supply?

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Mrsbear said...

Wow. WOW. I realize I'm a day late, hopefully this week has been an improvement.

Pooping at will out of spite. Ouch. Seems like worrisome behavior. Maybe not sociopath type stuff, but I wouldn't rule it out.

I'm sure you've heard it before, but you've got one tough job.

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