Bless You.

Here's a visual image for you to picture in your head;

[Warning: This post makes use of the word booger. And snot. Consider yourself warned.]

Picture, if you will, my small class sitting on the floor of their fabulously stylish classroom. It's just on 9am, the kidlets have just walked in the door so are relatively calm and waiting for me to mark the roll. One little girl does a dainty little sneeze and walks over to get a tissue, which subsequently causes all the other little girls in the class to fake sneeze also. (Who knew there were cool groups in second grade?)

Picture, if you will, me sitting on my chair trying not to a) smirk or b) let out any sarcastic comments that early in the morning. I waited for the girls to get over the tissue fascination and wash their hands, and then started our morning rituals - marking the calendar, going over the spelling, talking about the new homework we are starting. I asked the kidlets a question about their homework and there was a long pause until one hand went up. Relieved, I nodded at him to answer the question.

Picture, if you will, this particular kidlet opening his mouth to answer, but instead releasing the world's loudest and snottiest sneeze. Not only did it scare the crap out of me (and probably half the class as well), it also shot out the biggest booger I've ever seen in my life; this insanely long string that landed at my feet. I don't recall actually saying anything after that, I didn't have to. The dainty sneeze blowing princess shuffled over my mutant sneezer and just handed him the entire tissue box.

And that was it. He just pissed himself laughing. Which set off the whole class. Which set off me. Some days, you've just got to laugh.

(Who's taking bets on when I'll get sick again? Odds are good.)


And because I was tagged by Lara, here is a nice quick bit of musical information for you.

"List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what they are.
They must be songs you are presently enjoying." Yes, yes, tag, tag. I choo-choo-choose YOU.

1. Belief - John Mayer (Effing fabulous.)
2. Silence - Sarah McLachlan (Brokedown Palace version.)
3. Vienna - The Fray
4. Everything's Just Wonderful - Lily Allen
5. Collide - Dishwalla
6. Round Here - Counting Crows
7. It's Time to Dance - Panic! At the Disco

Geez, I could list five hundred songs that I adore and love. These are just the first ones that come to mind. :)

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Mick said...

That is awesome. Did it go in slow-motion across the room?

Booger is very funny.

So is the word.

Boogerboogerbooger. It's my affectionate term for my sister.
Boogerhead more specifically.

lara said...

that is so disgusting that i literally had to cover my mouth in shock. my roommate thought something was really wrong with me. then i shared with her your post, and all was well again. :)

jitta said...

seriously. boogers. yuk, dude. poor kid.

Jess said...

LOL well that certainly gave me a chuckle.

Thanks :)

Julz* said...

heeheehee :P usually, I'd be horrified that some kid sneezed without covering their nose and so snot goes flying, but that was quite a funny moment :)

Sijbrich said...

That's awesome. Isn't it amazing to see how much snot little kids can store in their noses? Incredible.

LaLa said...


When I was backpacking around Europe (in WINTER!) I was really, really, really sick and I blew my nose on the train and IT WENT ALL DOWN MY TOP! IN PUBLIC.


Zandria said...

Oh, the joys of teaching children! At least they give you something to laugh about. :)

Laurel said...

Ha. Did you have to clean up the mutant booger??

janet said...

too funny, and also? ewwwwwwwwwwwwww!

nancypearlwannabe said...

Gross! And hilarious!

angela said...

Those kidlets can be so gross and so funny at the same time.

Isabel said...

I keep hearing good things about John Meyer. I guess I'm going to have to download this song.

Lindsey said...

I so couldn't be a teacher. Bless you. No pun intended.

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