Whoa Mama

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

no such thing as a simple story

Junie B. Jones, for those of you unfamiliar, is a sassy, tell-it-like-it-is kindergartener/1st grader. One my my personal favorites is how she refers to her kindergarten teacher as Mrs. "She has another name, but I like just Mrs. and that's all"

Junie B. is about to loose a tooth and is hoping for some sort of honor for being the first kid in Room 9 to do so. She has a tete-a-tete with her teacher about this and he delivers the blow that he doesn't really have any prize. She instructs him to check his desk "because teachers always have things in their desks"

The boys loved this idea and jumped in with a query about the purpose of goodies in the teacher's desk. I said, "I keep goodies in my desk too. On my desk too." Of course they needed details. I had to share about the mug of treats on my desk. M&Ms, jelly beans, whatever seems seasonally fun.

Aidan wanted to know why I had treats so I told him that I have to have something for when my boys are in the office. Also there are lots of people who walk by my office and when I have treats they stop and say hi. Noah added that he would also like some treats before they go to Pop Camp. This is what they call days they spend with my dad in the summer. Pop camp always opens with cocoa and munchkins, so of course stopping by my office for a fistful of M&Ms is necessary.

This was on page 2 of Junie B. It took us nearly 1/2 hour to read 8 pages, including deep thoughts on the use of Junie B.'s prolific use of bad words including "dumb bunny", "hate", "meanie" (as in Meanie Jim), and the mother of all 1st grade bad words "Stupid".


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