Put a Little Boogie in it

posted by Momo Fali on September 18, 2009

My son’s teacher pulled me aside this afternoon and said, “I’d like to tell you a story…in private.”

I’m not going to lie. I have been pulled aside by his teachers before.

There was the time in preschool when he pretended he was at a party and the playground mulch was his confetti. And, who can forget the time he followed the principal around like a mime? Not me.

So, today was nothing new. My son’s teacher sent him down the hall to put some things away, then she turned to me and said, “The other day, I looked down to see your boy’s hand in the front pocket of my pants.”

I put my hand on my forehead and began to shake my head from side to side.

She continued, “I told him that he couldn’t do that and I thought that was the end of it.”

My eyes opened wide in disbelief. “It wasn’t the end of it?”

“No, it wasn’t the end of it, because later that day I reached in my pocket for something and pulled out his dirty tissue.”

And then she started cracking up.

Thank you, God, for making my son use a tissue in the first place and thank you even more for a first grade teacher with a sense of humor.


  • Kori

    That kills me. What a crackpot! She sounds like a really great teacher, though, which makes me happy. And tell me, did I miss the mime episode? Because that killed me, too.

  • Jaina

    You son cracks me up!

  • Tara R.

    A tissue AND he didn't litter. Win-win! His teacher is obviously one of the good ones.

  • Halala Mama


  • Ed

    I think he should be praised on all accounts. He did excellent work.

  • Rachel

    HA HA HA!
    D~ that is awesome. I do so adore that child of yours! and thank heavens for good primary teachers.

  • Mum-me

    He is certainly a character!

  • surprised mom

    Oh, Momo, I really love that son of yours! He really is a creative character. You sound like you have a wonderful teacher there. More importantly, she has a sense of humor!

  • Jen

    That teacher deserves a big, sloppy kiss on the cheeck…but let be blow by nose first…bthththt. sniffff. There. better now.

  • James (SeattleDad)

    LOL. He needs a bit of work on his magician skilz.

  • Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing]

    He's smart enough not to leave it on the floor, yes? No?

  • Jill in MA

    The best teachers have a great sense of humor!

  • Laura

    Funny! Love that first grade teacher! 🙂

  • WeaselMomma

    I didn't see that coming!

  • anya

    Aww..nothing says "I think you're great!" than a little booger nugget.

  • Bad Momma

    I think that teacher deserves a big jug of anti-bacterial hand cleaner. Today is the first day of International Clean Hands Week!

  • Karen MEG

    Great teacher, and your boy has magic hands :)!

  • Aunt Juicebox

    You know, it's eery how I can be in a really piss poor mood, feeling sorry for myself, and I come here, and just laugh and laugh. How do you do that to me?

  • Dapoppins

    At least he isn't wiping them on the wall!

    LOVE that boy.

  • Whiney Momma

    Oh, that is so cute. Sounds like he has a great teacher!

  • newnorth

    lol, that's a good teacher

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