…it almost makes me cry, I love it so much.
So I’ve had several weeks since finishing my school externship to post this, but you know how the holidays are crazy and such. (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.) Here are some choice quotes from the kids during the second half of my time at the elementary school:
me: “What’s the girl’s problem?”
student: “She doesn’t want to eat those beans.”
me: “That’s right! But how do you know that?”
student (after thinking for a moment): “Because beans make her fart!”
student: “Sometimes people steal babies and sell them on the black market.”
me to student who wouldn’t leave the room: “You need to go back to class now…”
student with autism: “I gotta poop.”
student: “Where are you going when you leave here?”
me: “I’m not sure yet, but I’m going to look for a job at another school.”
student: “I think you’re going to Africa.”
student: “I didn’t have the stomach flu. My stomach was hurting because I didn’t have any water or meat.”
student (to me): “Your teeth are really straight.”
me: “After three years of braces, I would hope so!”
When I walked out of Trader Joe’s today (with more edamame hummus!), a woman getting out of her car offered me a free calendar. She said she had a box of them, and was going to throw them away if she couldn’t get rid of them. “Well, sure!” I said, taking the calendar and thanking her. Upon getting home, I realized it was a religious calendar. I’m kinda surprised it didn’t burst into flames when it crossed the threshold of my apartment.
My favorite biblical quote is for the month of May: “All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever.” 1 Peter 1:24-25
That’s just bizarre.