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Monday, October 22, 2012

Embracing the Embarrassment for TTUT.




Hey friends! I DID NOT forget about the link party SS and I have going on this week! That's huge! 

I've been dealing with lots of snot and boogers as of lately {mine AND Emma's} so I'm choosing to re-tell a story that still makes me laugh at the memory...


All was quiet in my classroom.  My sweet little 4th graders were reading a chapter in their library books.  I was calling each student back to my desk to review a recent Math assessment.  While we reviewed answers together, I would stop and make eye contact and have them repeat things back to me to make sure they understood their mistake.  A few of the students had tried to tell me something by starting the sentence with "Mrs. Impulsive?" but I feared it was a story that would take several minutes so I refocused them on our topic at hand.

After all students had been called back to my desk, it was coming up on lunch time. I talked to them briefly about what was coming up later in the day, had them line up, and out the door we went to wash up.

While I waited on my precious babies to take care of bathroom business, I talked to a few teachers scurrying around the halls during their planning period.  I also spent several minutes talking to a parent who was there to eat lunch with her daughter.

After walking my lovies into the cafeteria, I went into the office and mentioned something to our Vice Principal.  He had a puzzled look on his face. I thought maybe he had some gas so I hurried out of his office so he could let one rip. <--That's what boys do, right?

I made some copies, talked to a few of the new teachers, popped my lunch into the microwave and went to take a much needed potty break.  As I'm washing my hands, I look up to check my make up and lipstick and do you know what I see?

THE BIGGEST UGLIEST GREENEST BOOGER YOU HAVE EVER SEEN HANGING OUT OF SOMEONES NOSE!

I was completely and utterly mortified!!  I started remembering how many people I had talked to, the confused looks on people's faces, and how my students were probably trying to tell me that I had a massive boog hanging out of my nose and I kept cutting them off!  *IDIOT*

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Which brings me to a question: Why is it so hard to tell someone (who is not a family member or bff) that they have a bat in the bat cave?

This is just another embarrassing moment in the life of IA. There are so many more stories where this came from. I just don't always like to relive them. But for you, my darling friends, I just might.  

You're welcome.

**Don't forget to link up for Talk To Us Tuesday.  Anything goes!  Tell us about your day, your week, random tidbits, YOUR embarrassing story, your grocery store experience, what color you painted your fingernails etc. The possibilities are endless! 


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29 comments:

Shawn said...

I'll tell ya, cuz I'm a good friend like that!

Miss you!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I'd of told you, after I had a picture. Besides, isn't that how they do things in HELL?

Daisy said...

hahaha, that gave me a good giggle!
Thanks for sharing another brilliant story :)

Stacy Uncorked said...

AHAHAHAHA! That's too funny! I would have interrupted you and told you - for that matter, if Princess Nagger had been one of your students, she would have interrupted you and told you, too. ;)


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meryl said...

Oh I know exactly what you're going through. The worst part of teaching is all the colds, snot, boogers, bugs, etc. that go through the class every day. Stay strong!!!! LOL.

Jill said...

ha! I remember this story... priceless!! It happens to the best of us... I walked around Toronto with my fly wide open for God knows how long before my friend's husband finally whispered it to her to tell me. LOL!

Heathers Happenings said...

Hahaha snort that was the best laugh today! I really needed that :)

Janette Johanson said...

I think we secretly want to see how long it takes for them to realize there's a bat lingering.. but truthfully it is just as embarrassing for the non bat holder to tell the bat holder that there is something in the cave.

Sarah Kate {Dixie Creek Farm} said...

I could never forget this story!!!! It's the kind you can tell over and over again and it's just as funny every time! Love it!!! :o)

VandyJ said...

It's hard for me because I'm not so good in social situations, but I do tell good friends about that kind of thing, fuzzies in hair, skirt stuck up, toilet paper in inappropriate places, you know those important things.

Mrs. Match said...

Ha, I always tell people. I figure they'll return the favor. I can't believe your teacher friends didn't!

Mom in High Heels said...

OMG, that is hilarious. For me, not you obviously. Apparently I have a serious issue with Schadenfruede.
I'd totally tell you though. I'm nice like that. Except for that whole Schadenfreude thing.

Miss Angie said...

Oh my gosh, that is mortifying! It's never a problem for me, I always tell people. lol

allstarme said...

Wow, that IS fairly embarrassing, but I would think a fourth grader would totally blurt out about that.

MiMi said...

I can't believe one of the famous for being loud mouth fourth graders didn't tell you!! LOL, they tried, didn't they!?

Stacie said...

I'd tell you..I'd also tell you if you walked out of the bathroom with your skirt tucked in the back of your drawers, too...hypothetically speaking, of course, no experience with that here...

becca said...

i would have told after i took a pic and then of course I would totally tease you for weeks about it cause that's how i roll with friends..lol hope little Emma and you feel better soon

Nicole said...

OMG, that would have been mortifying! especially because it sounds like you had grade school so those kids were with you every day for a year huh?

Steph said...

Oh boy! I bet the were pointing and laughing at you when they went to recess.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Haha! How awful! I hate when stuff like that happens to me. Once I had pepper on my front tooth and didn't know it till half the day was over.

Chell said...

oh.my.word. enough said. lol

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

I totally would have told you after I called you out on FB, twitter, instagram and all other social media outlets. LOL!!!! LOVED your story!!!!

Lindsey said...

I seriously was laughing almost loudly at this! I would have told you about the boog! Not sure how I would have gone about it...maybe offering a tissue?!? LOL!

Emmy said...

I remember this- still so funny this time. And yes, I would want to know!

AMY said...

LOL....Sorry about your boogie nose!
Just remember we all have embarrassing days like that.
At least it was only part of the day and Not the whole day! hehe

Julia P F said...

GROSS!!!
Sorry about preggo gas. Sucks!

Ashley Lynn said...

I woulda told ya! And your ass better tell me too!

Mind Of Mine said...

Are you only allowed to have 30 links? It says collection closed, even though it is still Thursday.

I shared a pretty heartfelt story this week.

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

I'd tell ya! After a while. xoxo :)