It's that time of year again. The leaves are changing, kids are back in school, Christmas stuff is up at major department stores, and my self-esteem is getting a good swift kick in the...well, you know.
These are comments heard over these last two weeks of school...
"Mrs. Parker, you're Chinese right?"
to which another student replied, "That's an insult to the Chinese." (He later explained he wasn't trying to be mean, it's just you can't go around assuming everyone is Chinese. Little pearls of wisdom.)
"Aren't you afraid your baby is going to be ugly?"
"Why do we always read books and write in this class?" (I know it IS shocking to participate in those activities in an English class.)
"Mrs. Parker, can I decorate your room next year?"
"Mrs. Parker, do you still own that ugly car?"
"I think Mrs. Parker is an introvert b/c she doesn't really like hanging out with people."
and my favorite, albeit not funny, phrase that I will never tire of hearing out of a high schooler's mouth:
"Do I have to do this assignment?"
Oh you?!! Nope, I'm sorry I wasn't thinking about you when I assigned this, just the rest of your classmates. My apologies, your Highness.