Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Did that just happen?

Aside from my daily flubs, mishaps, and awkward moments that go along with working in an elementary classroom, there hasn't been anything to horrifically significant in quite some time.

So, of course I was due for something BIG to happen.

We're talking speechless, sweat-right-through-my-shirt, somebody please dig me a hole so I can jump right in.

Last Friday, my sweet husband skipped lunch at work just so he could go home, pick up my sack lunch that I left in the refrigerator, and bring it to me at school.

So, I texted him to just go ahead and pop into my classroom so he could meet my kiddos. I figured it would be fun for my curious fourth graders to meet "Mr. Green", who always gets used in my all of my examples in class.

My hubs has never seen me in classroom action, so I was a little nervous. And he's not really used to being around kids, so I was nervous for him too. I know. I'm a nervous nelly. About everything.

Well, he walks in. All the kids get super excited and all, "Hi Mr. Green"!!! We were a little late for lunch, so I felt rushed. I told the kids they could ask Mr. Green one question.

So, hands go up. I skim the room quickly.

I call on a boy, whose name has been changed, and suddenly regret my decision:

Me: Alex? What is your question for Mr. Green?

Alex: Do you...like boys?

Mr. Green: (anxiously looking at me like, "please help") Umm...

Meanwhile, the entire class of fourth graders are admiringly and innocently looking at Mr. Green waiting for his reply.

Of course I jumped in to save the day and said, "You know, like do you like to hang out with your friends", and he answered the question without missing a beat. And then he left to go back to work.

After I dropped the kiddos off at lunch, I laughed so hard, in the hallway, by myself - that I thought my ribs might crack right in half. I quickly ran to my phone and had a text message saying,

"Well. That was awkward."

I laughed throughout the entire day every time I thought about it. All.day.

Seriously? You get one question and you ask if my husband likes boys? Poor thing really didn't mean anything by it at all...he gets confused easily. But I'm still not quite sure what he meant??

Best birthday present in the entire world.

My sweet, supportive hubs. ;)


Amanda @ New Adventures said...

Haha! This made me laugh out loud. Too cute :)

Jersey Girl said...

haha! AND we have the same Kstate shirt! I noticed it in your picture while reading your blog this morning! I just bought it this weekend at Kansas Sampler! :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Haha! I bet his face when the question was asked was priceless.

The Frenchs said...

Yes! Love teacher stories!