She could peg a kid just behind the ear with a stub of chalk from fifty paces.
If you misbehaved in her classroom, she knew it before you even thought about doing it and stopped you dead in your potentially insubordinate tracks. Like dogs smell fear, she could smell a kid attempting to engage in “shenanigans,” as she called them. She could tell whose voice spoke out of turn or who passed the note across the aisle even with her back turned to write the day’s penmanship lesson on the board. She had eyes in the back of her head and she kept them hidden under her royal blue habit.
As promised, today I bring you tales from the supermarket.
Grocery shopping is not really all that entertaining, I suppose, but it’s something we all have to do eventually. I try to make it as bearable as possible. And while I suspect that nobody really wants to know about our grocery shopping efforts or product preferences, I found a few fun moments in the aisles on our Saturday trip.
Everyone is thinking about and talking about back-to-school time. The feelings are mixed – there is a note of sadness for some and excitement for others. In either case, back-to-school time is a time of change.
Everybody knows that kids say the darndest things. There was a TV show about it, right? Bill Cosby was the host and it was based on material from an old Art Linkletter show. You can YouTube that and get some good laughs.
Our Kidzilla, of course, comes out with a few winners every now and then. I posted about the funny things that Zilla’s actions have prompted Fab Hub and me to say here.
But fairly often Zilla blurts out a few funny lines of her own. They’re funny in the way that all kid-isms are funny, sure. But the best part is that Our Daughter has impeccable comedic timing and tosses in precision tone of voice and facial expressions to supplement her one-liners. The end result often leaves us in teary-eyed hysterics.