Monday, December 13, 2010

Tales from the 1st Grade: Twas the Monday before Christmas break...

Twas the Monday before Christmas, and all through the school
the children were restless and acting the fool
I tried to teach math but the little ones refused
to sit still and focus, they just looked confused

I sent one darling to her seat in despair
She huffed and she puffed, then she had an idea
Her demeanor had gone from mad to fair
I walked to her desk, and on the way there
I realized what she'd been working on then I was in despair

Red marker on both hands, her face and maybe her tongue?
My eyes were wide open, my mouth was too
"Don't worry," she said. "It's not blood"
I'm Santa Claus!"

In the words of Charlie Brown, "Good grief!".