Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Totally Awkward Tuesdays

Tova Darling had a wonderful idea for Tuesday blogging. Every Tuesday you can post a Totally Awkward story on your blog. Then, leave a comment telling Tova you've participated, and also link from your blog from hers, and she'll include a link to your blog in her post - that way, we can all cringe/laugh /die of shame together! The awkward story can be anything - something awkward you saw, you did, or you were unwittingly a part of; the most awkward moment of your week or the most awkward moment of your life.

So... here goes.....

By the way- this one reminds me a lot of a story that Vodka Mom over at I Need a Martini Mom could relate. I'm sure she has had something similar happen. Kids....

When my twins were in first grade they were learning their "letter partners". You know, when you put two letters together and they make a new sound, like /ch/, /oo/, or /sh/. The letter partners they were working on were /sh/ and the teacher had the kids sitting around in a circle on the floor. They were talking about the letters and the teacher asked them to think of words that started with /sh/. The kids were taking turns raising their hands... "shoe", "shirt", "shelf".... my sweet Child #3 (who just never gets into trouble) raises her hand and says she knows one, but she thinks it might be a "bad word". The teachers says, "well, we probably shouldn't say it at school then, thank you Child #3". The teacher goes around a few more times... "she", "shine", "shore", and then Child #3 raises her hand again.
Teacher: yes Child #3?
Child #3: how about "shit"?
Teacher: Child #3! I thought we decided we wouldn't say that one at school!
Child #3: but it starts with /sh/!
Note home to Mama. Please discuss with child #3 that we should not say bad words at school, even if they start with the letter partners of the week. I'm not sure which is worse, the fact that my 6 year old child knew the word and knew how to spell it, or that the teacher didn't realize that word was eventually going to be said. I mean, it is one of the more common 'bad words' out there. I'd like to think if it weren't my child, it would have been someone elses.

Next Tuesday.... the story of the fire alarm..... I know, I can see you all on the edges of your seat. Yeah... its that good. And he sure to check out Tova Darling and play along!

10 comments:

Tova Darling said...

Ahahahaha! I love that she asked if she could say it first, was told no, and then said it anyway! You know she was sitting there just turning it over in her mind while the teacher went around the circle.

Thanks for participating!

Morgan the (Almost) Muse said...

I was expecting something else, like her bad word was something like... I do not know.. Shark or something bizarre, and that her second choice would be shit. But then, you know... I am odd. Shark does sound a lot worse than Shit, though. I mean, sharks are mean.

kel said...

That is hilarious!!! At least she was right about it being a sh word!

Cora said...

Okay, you know, I used to be a Kindergarten teacher, so I feel completely comfortable making this judgement: that teacher is a boob. How could she not expect that word to come up?! Utterly unrealistic. GREAT story though! :-)

Twisted Lisa said...

I have one, at least it was at home...
I broke something, or hurt myself...Something really bad...(I hope) and I said...

"GOD...!!!!" and held my breath.

And the oldest boy looked at me (he was maybe 3 at the time) and said.

"Dammit...right mommy?"

I

Vodka Mom said...

Oh My God, I am SO proud!!!


I am LAUGHING my ASS off right now!!!

Merry Christmas!

LegalMist said...

Hey, I tagged you for an award; you can check it out here: http://legalmist.blogspot.com/2008/12/woo-hoo-another-award.html

I love your "sh**" story! Gotta love those kids...

taxitalk said...

I have a son and I can't wait for the weird stories

Mrs4444 said...

Oh, I have a PRIZE WINNER for you. I'll save it for Tuesday, though. Thanks!

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