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?