You can tell I work with middle school aged kids because I found these two incidents to be REALLY funny. I don't know if they will translate well into "blog" but here it goes...
IF YOU ARE SQUEAMISH, EASILY GROSSED OUT, AND DON'T LIKE READING ABOUT BODILY FUNCTIONS... STOP RIGHT THERE. CLICK OUT OF HERE. CHECK BACK IN A FEW DAYS. ONE OF MY STORIES IS A LITTLE GROSS...
Ok, still reading? The first story requires some background. My school has a separate school on campus for students who are "emotionally handicapped" or "EBD" (I forgot what those letters are for) but basically these kids got sent to this school because they couldn't handle it in the regular school. This school has kids grades k-8.
Our k-2 kids were lined up near the office, waiting on their teacher. My friend, we'll call her Mrs. X, works with these kids as the speech/language therapist. She notices the kids and sees that one of them is peering through what appears to be a rolled up piece of paper. She says, "Oh, let's play I Spy." And proceeds to engage this class of 5 kids in a riveting game of I Spy.
The classroom teacher, we'll call her Mrs. Y, comes out of the clinic and sees this. She asks, "Little Johnny, where did you get that?" And she points to the tube.
Little Johnny (why is he always the one??) starts squirming and says, "I don't know, I just found it."
Mrs. Y questions again, "You don't know where? Did you get it out of the trash?"
Little Johnny keeps squirming and finally says, "Yes."
Mrs. Y takes it from him tells him not take to play with stuff from the trash can. And then turns to Mrs. X and asks, "Do you know that is? It's from a tampon!!"
Yes friends, these kids were playing a riveting game of "I Spy" using the tube from a tampon.
I think this is hilarious - but yes - it is gross too. Oh, and Mrs. X did not have her glasses on, so she could not see exactly what it was - it looked like paper to her...
I will save my other story for another day... It is really not as funny as this!!