Teaching strange children

As we pulled up in the parking lot to our Pre-School Speaking Engagement, Jen reminded me not to swear in front of the children. I told her I would do my best but I wouldn’t make any promises and that sometimes I need to use strong language to really make my point… sometimes I need to use strong language when children REFUSE TO BEHAVE.

I’m kidding. I told Jen to stick it in a hole. She’s not the boss of me. Then she slapped me good and hard. I can’t say that I blame her.

It took a few minutes for the kids to warm up to me. My costume might have confused them. Anyway, I brought a chase locked up with wood type and set it on the floor.

When I was a kid, I saw a kid throw another kid’s shoe into the Primate Den at The Como Zoo. The monkeys approached cautiously but before long they were all over that shoe. They wanted that shoe. I was fascinated. But then I was distracted because of another kid. A mischievous boy who met his match while trying to climb over a spike-tipped, wrought-iron fence.

I love the zoo.

Chase alone on classroom floor

Children interested in chase

Children attack chase


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4 Responses to “Teaching strange children”

  1. katie Says:

    stick it in a hole…now that’s funny.

  2. Sally Says:

    This made me a little weepy, Fran.

    But that might just be the menopause.

  3. MLP Says:

    Next time, throw poop at them. Kids love that.

  4. zeichenpress Says:

    Sally! Why would that make you weepy?! Monkeys/kids are fun!

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