Thursday, January 11, 2007

Take a smile break!

My first graders are often plagued by hiccups. Sometimes these episodes can cause a few giggles. For instance, today one precious little boy hiccupped very loudly causing me to look at him. He caught my eye and said, "I'm getting taller, that's why."

Seeing the confused look on my face, he felt the need to clarify by saying, "The hiccups make me taller. That's what my mommy told me."

I quickly grabbed a pen to jot down this new insight into human growth and development and heard from across the room, "Is that true, Miss Lowery?" Obviously, this little girl wasn't convinced. So, instead of having to give an anatomy lesson, I quickly jumped into our next order of business.

What can I say? If he thinks hiccups make him taller, who am I to squash that idea?

I hope you enjoyed this giggle as much as I did!!!

"The joy of the Lord will be my strength!"


Karla said...

A giggle-well deserved! Hiccup away :-)