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Yelling, The Gambler, and A Very Disappointed Lammy

24 Sep

An excerpt from the email O’s teacher sent yesterday:

“Olive had a challenging day at school today… she was yelling in class, singing in class and disrupting others and had difficulty following directions…” 




…And some highlights from the conversation over breakfast this morning:

MOMMY:     You were yelling in class? Who does that?! Why did you yell? What did you yell?
OLIVE:         Ok, just settle down Mommy. That’s too many questions. I didn’t yell any real words– I just… yelled. 
MOMMY:     Wait, did you just tell me to settle down? Don’t tell me to settle down… And why did you yell? 
Olive:          I don’t know. Sometimes a kid just wants to yell. 
MOMMY:     Riiiiight… well, maybe sometimes a Mommy just wants to yell. Like, say– when she gets an email from her daughter’s teacher telling her that her kid spent the day yelling and singing, and keeping all the other kids from learning. I think that would definitely make a Mommy want to yell. 

OLIVE:        Well, I don’t think you should yell right now, Mommy. I think you should use your self-control.

MOMMY:     Hey, what do you know! Remember the other day when I was trying to explain what “irony” is? Well here’s some for you–  you want me to use my self control so that I don’t yell at you for yelling in class because you didn’t use your self control. 
OLIVE:        (laughing)     I like irony. It’s funny. 
MOMMY:     Yes, yes it is– but back to this email… So, singing?! You were singing in class?
OLIVE:          Actually, I wasn’t singing in class. I was singing in the bathroom.
MOMMY:     The bathroom that is in your classroom, you mean?  So you may as well have been singing in class because everyone could still hear you? Awesome. What the heck were you thinking? Why would you start singing in the bathroom while Mrs. W– was trying to teach? 
OLIVE:          I already told you a bunch of days ago that I like the echo in that bathroom.
MOMMY:     You like the echo? Sigh… What song were you singing?
OLIVE:          I was singing “The Gambler”
MOMMY:     [shakes head ]
TAMMY THE LAMMY, entering the room:    Oh Olive, I heard that you were Baa-aad at school yesterday. I am so disappointed. Have I taught you nothing?!




And just in case you want to hear what Olive decided to sing in the middle of class:

THE GAMBLER by Kenny Rogers

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Meet Tammy the Lammy…You won’t believe how I got her!

10 Sep

A Major Award

Hi everyone, meet Tammy.

Tammy, meet everyone.

Baa.

Tammy is my new lammy. But she’s not just an everyday lamb, she’s also a Major Award. What for? You might ask– Oh, she’s  just a little something I picked up for being the BEST behaved kid in class today. Yep, that’s right. This former trouble maker is now an award winning star pupil. The star pupil today to be exact.

I figured, hey, why stop at being a good kid? Why not be the best kid in whole class (especially when they’re handing out a Major Award in the form of a fluffy little lamb)? So that’s what I did.

I’ll probably tell you more about her in my next video. I wanted to make one tonight to tell you all about Tammy, but Mommy was babysitting me and three other kids. It was a little too crazy over there for me to do that. We ended up doing about the only thing four hyped up kids can do– we had a ourselves a dance party. I did make a video of that. Mommy said she’d try get it on here tomorrow or tomorrow’s tomorrow.

Ok, I gotta go now. Goodnight! Say goodnight to everyone, too, Tammy…

Baa.

Way to go Kid!

Way to go Kid!

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