My jaw almost kit the ground today when one of the children in my class took everyone by surprise.
To remind you – I teach – I teach 3 and 4 year olds, and that pretty much guarantees that there will be shocks and surprises – on an almost weekly basis.
Today a little angel of mine was feeling sick (Eng. = poorly; Aus. = crank).
I’m so international.
The mum (of sick child) arrived and came into the classroom. I explained how her daughter had not been feeling 100% and that with her soaring temperature, it was best to have a nice restful afternoon at home. Being a teacher who encourages the children in my class to express themselves and be confident individuals I was not surprised when another of my little treasures started chatting to the mum.
She asked the mum why her little friend was going home – to which the mum replied, “Well she’s not feeling very well, so I am going to take her home”.
This clearly wasn’t enough info – more please – “Why isn’t she well?” (the girl asked)…
The mum smiled back and explained that her daughter had been feeling sick during the morning….
The girl looked at the mum – thought a bit and said - “Perhaps you should have thought about that before you brought her to school today”. -
It was said in a flash of brilliance – but with such innocence….. I almost choked.