We made it through the first week of third grade. There were so many of my son Jake’s musings as we drove to school or home that all I can do is put my favorite ones into our Sunday Funnys feature.
1. Questions and answers – this conversation went down in the car ride to school on Wed:
Jake: Mom, what’s your favorite bird? Do you know what mine is?
Me: I don’t know, maybe a duck. They’re kinda cute as babies. What’s your favorite?
Jake: Peacock, I like peacocks.
Me: Why is that? Because they’re pretty when they spread their feathers?
Jake: No because its a funny word to say out loud …. pee-cock … did you hear it mom? That sounds funny.
(OK yeah, I did laugh at that one. How funny that he plays the same “words that are funny to say out loud” game as I do. Guess the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree 🙂 )
2. My favorite day of the week – when I asked him what his favorite day of school, his answer was Tuesday. I thought it would be Friday since that meant school was over and the weekend has begun. But no, it was Tuesday.
Why Tuesday you ask? Apparently Tuesday is the day they have Phys Ed AND recess on the same day. And they serve chicken nuggets in the lunch room that day. This makes it the best day of the week because this is stuff boys care about.
3. Jake’s teacher – we had so many problems with his 2nd grade teacher last year that I had to ask what he thought of his new teacher.
I had met her already during the teacher meet & greet when I dropped off his school supplies. First thing I noticed was she’s a cute young blond with a cheerleader personality. I swear she didn’t look old enough to legally order an adult beverage at the pub up the street. But then I figured, maybe her cute blondness might keep Jake’s attention and keep him out of trouble in class.
Me: What do you think about your new teacher?
Jake: I like her. I think she’s going to be a good teacher like my reading teacher from last year.
Me: What makes someone a good teacher?
Jake: She doesn’t send any notes home about what I’ve been doing in school.
Me: That’s it? What about the idea of you being good in school so the teachers don’t have to send a note home?
Jake: No, that’s not going to work. She’ll be a good teacher if she just doesn’t send any notes home no matter how I act.
Photo credit: School Supplies