Today we talked about how to be safe if you're home alone. Of course we couldn't move on without hearing every story known to man about how "my brother called 9-1-1 once" and "one time a guy came to the door so I..." kind of things.
It was comforting to me that these parents have done a fantastic job of teaching their kids what to do.
One of my students is so funny because he's very quiet and compliant but has this kind of hidden streak of "stinker" in him too...so he's a lot of fun. He told us this important fact about being home alone:
"You should always know your neighbors because once when I was home alone I was jumping on the couch and I choked on a cracker and I had to go tell my neighbor."
For the rest of the afternoon, every time I even looked at this kid I laughed. So funny!