Wednesday, October 7, 2009

She's A Mean One, Mrs. HM

Today a kid told me, "You take all the fun out of everything."

OK, he was joking. But for a minute, I got all excited, because that's my goal--to take all the fun out of things those kids should not be doing. Like hanging around beside by classroom window while waiting for the bus, slamming a fellow student against the brick wall.

It all started because I told two of #1's cronies that I did not want to hear them talking while I was giving my lesson today. They took offense. "Since when? Since when do we talk in class?" Of course that deserved an answer. "Oh, let me see. Since the first day of school? Yes. I think that's it."

I proceeded with the lesson, and when I was passing out the assignment, I said, "Why are you two so quiet? Cat got your tongues?" The Concussor said meekly, "We are not talking during the lesson." And LegHairPuller put on an emo face and said, "You take all the fun out of everything." I wasn't about to let that slide. I continued around the room, passing out papers. "Yes, I do. I take all the fun out of everything. I can even take the fun out of waiting for the bus." I shot a look at the Brick Wall Gang. They had a twinkle in their eyes. I went on. "I can take the fun out of holding someone in a headlock underwater for 60 seconds in his own pool." That was a tale that the victim had related about LegHairPuller earlier in the year.

LegHairPuller turned around. "That's not funny." But he was close to cracking. I just had to work it a bit more. "Well, that's the way it goes. I have to amuse myself. Whether anyone else finds me funny is just a bonus."

My stand-up routine might need a bit more polish before I take it on the road.


Cazzie!!! said...

I love it when kids say that..and it makes me laugh...which it probably should not..but it does hahaha..I take the fun out of everything, YEAH!

Chickadee said...

You need to write a book. ;)

I've seen at least 2 blogs now that are in paperback.

I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. Getting ready for a big Bird Nerd Conference for which I am presenting a paper and I'm kind of freaking out about it as I'm preparing this paper. The conference is next month.

Hopefully once this madness settles I'll be back to read and post.

Hillbilly Mom said...

I see that you, too, are a FunSucker.

That's what a kid said today, when I told him that I take the fun out of everything.

I wondered where you'd gone. Good luck on that paper!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Having had recent trials and tribulations my self with my recent batch of campers I can totally relate to what you are saying. It would appear that I sucked all the pleasure out of their lives, too. They were supposed to be adults, though....guess they never grew up!

Hillbilly Mom said...

I hear ya, Sistah!