Friday, November 4, 2011

An Ode to Freud

In my classroom, when students ask a question that no one else can answer, and I can, I'll follow my answer with some statement like this:  "Man.  I am awesome.  You guys are so lucky to have me."  The students and I then chuckle and move on with our day.

This same incident happened yesterday, and I made the same comment:  "Man, I am so awesome.  You guys are lucky to have me." Then, in an effort to out-do myself, I added, "I'm so awesome I can barely keep clothes on."

I'm going to let that marinate for a second.

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::headdesk::  

Gracious Jeebus.  How am I even allowed around adolescents?

I looked down at my desk and prayed that no student caught what I had just said...but some prayers go unanswered.

"That was a bit of a Freudian slip, wasn't it, Mrs. House?"

I bit my lip and muttered, "Uh huh."  (But honestly, two points to a sophomore who knows the concept of Freudian slip.  He's no slacker.)

So what had I meant to say?  That I was so awesome I could barely contain it.  I have no idea how clothes came out of my mouth.

But don't you feel blessed to know I'm an educator?

3 comments:

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

HA! That is too funny!

Casey said...

Every year the band kids at my school (I teach middle school) sell these long beef jerky sticks. A few years ago this 8th grader in my class had one through his belt loop and I yell out, across the room, "Tobias, get the beef stick out of your pants!" I don't think I will ever top that one.

Stopping by from Kelly's Korner!

kilipohi said...

love it!