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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I love the conversations I have with students. Today, someone asked me something about the mural - I said, "Oh, that'll be done soon, long before I retire in 4 years."

Student - "What, you're going to retire in 4 years?"

Me - "Yes, I'll be 60 then."

Student - "No, you can't retire then."

Me - "What, I should keep working? Until you're grown up, married, and have a child going to this school? So I can be his teacher?"

Student - "Yeah, that's it."

Me - "But you don't want a cranky 80 year old person teaching your child."

Student - "No, you won't be cranky."

Me - "Well, yeah, I guess I'm kind of too cheery to get cranky when I get old."

Student - "Yeah, exactly. You're already all happy."

This guy is 14, about 6' 3", and over 200 lbs. He's on our basketball team - and is taking ballroom dancing class to work on his agility for basketball. He cracks me up. (And yes, he towers over me. I'm about 5' 5".)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ILOVEROSES 9/22/2010 9:48PM

    Thanks for a new word, though don't think I am gonna use it too often. emoticon It's a great compliment from your student!

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MILLISMA 9/22/2010 8:58PM

    What a great compliment to you!

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SECRETFUN 9/22/2010 8:51PM


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WATERMELLEN 9/22/2010 8:28PM

    What a nice story!

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PHEBESS 9/22/2010 7:50PM

    Especially for 14 yrs old!!!!!!

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SEASONS_CHANGE 9/22/2010 5:59PM

    Wow! that is one tall dude.

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