If I haven't said it before, my kids this year are HILARIOUS.
Have you ever had to have one of those tough conversations with your kids (biological or otherwise)...and it was only tough to do because you thought the incident itself was funny?
That's me today.
So one of my little guys is crying...he kinda cries easily, so I usually just let it go. However, he says to me, "Mrs. Overman, M has been wiping boogers on my desk."
Trying to keep my face REALLY straight--oh no--it's failing--quick, do something--
I say, "Okay, I'll go talk to her."
Ahh, big smile cracks. I'm better. Here I am, ready with my sternest teacher look.
"M, can you come talk to me for a minute? B tells me you've been doing something to his desk."
M: "Yes. I've been picking my nose and wiping the boogers on his desk."
Here are my thoughts: Oh my goodness, I can't laugh! This is so disgusting! Help me, please, because this is REALLY gross and soooo not good for my hatred of germs, but it's ridiculously funny! What do I say?!
I come up with this:
"Well, M, no more wiping your nose on his desk. That's germy."
And then, of no fault of my own, I LAUGHED RIDICULOUSLY.
Sorry kids, your teacher laughs at words like "boogers" as much as you do...even though she scolds you for it.
Ah, what is one to do?