Friday, March 23, 2007

I teach High School for a living.  It's quite a challenge--but I wouldn't trade it for a million dollars. I have breakfast with 3 students every morning.  I always offer them something to eat--but 2 of them eat at home and 1 gets breakfast from the cafeteria.  I keep instant oatmeal in my classroom for a kid who wanders in who hasn't had breakfast or for the kids who need breakfast.  Over the last few years I've had breakfast and lunch bunches where I provided the food and they provided the company.  So this year I tell the 3 girls--I really need to do something--I've been eating way too much chocolate.  So I say--I think I'm giving up chocolate for Lent.  One of the girls said--Wow--you can do that.  I said--Sure I can.  So the 2nd girls says--you know--if you can do it--we can do it too.  The 3rd one says--yea--let's all give up chocolate together for lent.  I said--Are you sure?  They said yes.  So I said ok-let's do it.  Teaching in a public school I was a little worried about this--but figured it would be ok.  The 1st girl  asks--When do we start?  I tell her when Ash Wednesday is.  The 2nd one asks--how long does it last?  I tell her it ends on Easter.  It's 40 days.  I figure we're doing pretty good.  The 3rd one waits about 2 minutes and says--Miss P--what's lent?  It turns out 2 of them(who are 2 of triplets) are temple buddhists and the 3rd one has no real religion.  I bought the 3 of them little chocolate bunnies for Easter.

1 comment:

fisherkristina said...

Oh this is great!  John and I laughed out loud!  

Krissy :)