Hi everyone! I'm Morgan from Modern Mommyhood. I'm so happy to have this opportunity to post on Melissa's blog! Hopefully I'll be able to add a smile to your day with this post!
|Me and My First Classroom|
While reflecting on what already feels like a past life, I was reminded why I miss those six and seven year olds. They are full of brutal honesty. They won’t hesitate to ask you what the red bump on your face is (yep, thanks little Bobby for pointing out the giant zit that I had spent all morning trying to cover up with concealer), or even ask if you’re pregnant because your dress poofs out…I had to explain what an empire waistline was to a little girl and that I wasn’t wearing maternity clothes like her mommy (this was before I was pregnant). Even though I was sometimes shocked by their honesty, I respected it...kiddos have a unique and pure way of seeing the world.
First graders also don’t have filters….and trust me, teachers find out about everything that’s going on in the home. I knew when mom was mad at dad for staying out or even went to jail which led me to see the hidden difficulties that some children face at home. But on the flip side, I’d get a giggle out of certain stories. Once a little girl told me that her daddy had a sore chest. Puzzled, I asked her if he was okay. She responded by telling me that he was really hairy and mommy had to wax his chest! Haha...I guess that's why his chest was sore. I didn’t know how to respond to that one.
I also knew what a child watched on t.v.:
|The Theme Song for COPS|
|She Meant to Write 'Funky'|