Wednesday, October 29, 2008

studying memoirs

For the past couple of weeks at school, the 5th graders have been studying memoirs. We have read tons of memoirs and are currently finishing up the writing of our own memoirs. We will have a Writing Celebration on Friday where the parents can come and read the students' memoirs and enjoy seeing what their children are doing at Creech Road. Lots of my kids have written about embarrassing moments and they are hilarious. Wouldn't it be appropriate for me to have a truly embarrassing moment in front of my kids during our memoir study? Yes. And it happened yesterday.

Lunch room. 1:40pm. Picking my kids up from lunch. Standing next to the Assistant Principal just having a nice friendly conversation. I proceed to tell my kids that it's time to clean up their lunches and head to the door to get in line. Latonya is the first to come throw her trash into the empty trashcan right beside me. Apparently she barely drank any of her milk...so when it hit the bottom of the trashcan at about 7 mph, it immediately EXPLODED up into the air and all over me. There I was, standing in front of all of my kids, with Chocolate Milk not only all over my clothes, but seriously dripping off of my face. (If you know me, you know I hate milk. I know, it strengthens muscles, but I can't help it.) The next thing I knew, Latonya was sprinting to the bathroom to get paper towels and we were soon soaking up all the milk. It gave us a good laugh for the day.

I guess I'll be writing a memoir today...about my most embarrassing moment at school. :)

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