There is no doubt that being a teacher means you have to have a good sense of humor. Partially because something always goes wrong and its better to laugh about it rather than crying about it, partly because kids really are hilarious. I get told 67985744 knock knock jokes a year, some really get me, others I don’t quite follow. But I always laugh. No matter what. But the times that I really laugh, laugh so hard I cry, is when kids say something inappropriate. I always have to scold them but later I will laugh about it with colleagues or family.
A list of times kids have said something inappropriate that made me giggle:
- A student called another student “Johnny Dick Balls.”
- A student wrote a note on their homework that said “F*** you Ms. Anna from Natalia”. Obviously Natalia didn’t write this note, a student who wanted to get Natalia in trouble wrote this note. But jokes on them because I know every students’ handwriting.
- A student was mad at the principal and swiped everything off his desk and shouted “I HOPE YOU NEVER GET A GIRLFRIEND”.
- A student asked another teacher if she was nervous to sleep with her husband for the first time. He just meant in the same bed but it was still hilarious.
Yes all of these sayings and notes required conversations about the language we use at school. But they are also all hilarious in their own way. If I don’t find something to laugh about I’ll go insane.
Hoping I’m not the only one who laughs when their kids do/say inappropriate things.