Love is kind…. and much more. It seems Valentine’s Day reminds us about love, but children teach us much about love, as well as many other things.
Who do your children love? One sweet little boy brought his mother a wilted wild flower he had picked from the school yard. She hugged him tightly and said, “Darling, that’s so sweet to bring a flower to your mother.”
“Yeah, I know, but I wanted to give it to Mrs. J___ (his teacher), but I couldn’t find her.”
Another mom asked her son what he had done at playschool that day. “I just chased my girlfriend around like I do every day,” he replied with boredom.
Shaking her head, she replied, “Just like your dad.”
Another mom submitted, Moments with John: I was telling him he would always be my number 1 baby boy. He said “You mean, one and a half?” I said “No John, number 1.” He said “No mommy, God should always be number 1.” Lessons learned by John, retaught to mom ???
Sometimes students learn other things, not necessarily what the teacher means for them to learn: One teacher reports she told her students, “Today, we are going to learn cursive writing.”
One third-grade boy was really disappointed when she started a writing lesson. He raised his hand and said, “I thought you said we were going to learn cursing.”
I was teaching my students the four modes of writing: descriptive, narrative, persuasive, and expository. After class I found one student’s copious notes about each of the modes. He had grasped it all except the last. At the top of that page he had written, “Suppository Mode.” Many felt that way about it, but I loved him anyway.
Well, on another note, by the time you read this, I will have made my second trip to the Holy Land. If you read my last month’s column, you will probably be awaiting my travel disasters. Humor follows me wherever I go. I hope I don’t throw up on the security agent this time like I did on my previous trip there. Pray for me (and him.)