01 July 2011
things i'm loving 'stories out of school'
Things I'm Loving with Paisley Jade this Friday . . . stories out of school. My girls went on a school excursion to the Botanic Gardens mid week, escourted by their lovely relief teacher who came out of retirement for a few days to teach at her beloved school (she taught my eldest daughter 3 years ago, she's a once-in-a-lifetime amazing, much loved teacher). I'm sure she said to her husband "a few days with year 4, how hard could it be??"
Well . . . let's just say, excursion group one, supervised by this gorgeous teacher, included one of my twins . . . they were about to set off on their tour of the gardens when one boy had the inexplicable urge to stick his finger in a hole - right in place of a missing screw in a steel railing . . . & it got stuck, hard, like call-the-fire brigade STUCK HARD. He explained that he saw a 'one armed man' & was distracted. You just can't make this stuff up can you??
Sure enough the Fire Rescue Truck came, all sirens blazing & tested out their new bolt cutters (no 'jaws of life' required, much to the disappointment of the group) & cut him free. He even got the hunk of metal rail to take home to show his parents. Apparently he's very embarrassed & his family are not allowed to talk about it, yet. He's not even 'that boy' in the class, these crazy things just happen. I've had the fire brigade remove my front door as a small child locked me out, i've also almost had to call them as one of my children got her head stuck in a fence at a swimming pool - they keep me on my toes.
As for that wonderful teacher, she's officially back in retirement after today, leaving with the words to the boy in year 4 "i've taught for a very long time, met a lot of children, but i'll never ever forget you".
Have great weekends everyone, keep an eye on your children, love Posie