Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Quotable

I haven't had time to read blogs in two days. This is driving me nuts. I like for all of my blogs on Google Reader to be "marked as read", but I cannot actually mark them as read until I actually read them. Secret. I'm neurotic. This is driving. me. crazy. MUST READ BLOGS TOMORROW. I'm going to bed in a moment, but I thought I'd share a quotable with you.

Little girl to me at school today. Please remember I live in Mississippi.

"Mrs. Hee-ihl"
"Yes, sweet girl?" That's what I call all the little girls when I cannot remember their names. Don't scoff. There are 730 kindergarten and first graders at my school.
"I know whaiy your naa-ame is Mrs. Hee-ihl."
"Why darlin'?"
"'Cuz you werr hi hee-ihls evry day. That's whaiy."
All of the other little girls nodded in amazement at her genius. I just smiled and said, "That's right!" And no, I have not given up heels at work, despite their discomfort on my feet. They're just too pretty NOT to wear. I do bring flip flops to change into though.

Kids say the darndest things...

10 comments:

Melissa said...

Thats a hoot! I'm going to tell my mom about that one. Did your ears burn this weekend? She asked about you when I was down in Dothan.

Darin said...

I love it. But I'm confused. How did Quinn come by the name? Scandal at RTS!

Amy said...

awe, how cute! what a brilliant kid!

E said...

Oh my gosh, how adorable!

Missy said...

And now you will forever be remembered as the music teacher that always wore heels. That little girl will be 30 years old and telling her kids about her favorite music teacher Ms HEEEEAL, bc she always wore High Heels.

Just invest in a good foot bath, you'll be fine. You have a reputation to live up to now ;)

KT said...

Too cute! Come to my blog to get your award!

care-in said...

I'm afraid Missy's right! That's awesome!!

Peyton said...

hey! i wish i knew melissa. bc my school is only 15 minutes from dothan and sometimes i want to hang out with people i know.

i would like to meet this girl.

Kerri Wardlaw said...

I wanna know how long it took you to type that blog and spell everything out just perfect so we could read that south'n draw right in...

Texas Aggie in Florida said...

I've never heard accents quite like the ones in Mississippi. Cary and I ate at a pizza hut near Laurel, MS once on our way from Dallas to Mobile. I seriously sat in shock and amazement through the whole experience and left there feeling like I had just stepped out of the Twilight Zone. I just didn't know people really talked like that.

Oh and just so you know...My first year to teach, fashion was of the highest importance to me and my feet too. About mid year, I had to visit the podiatrist because my feet were A WRECK and he said he had more patients that were teachers than in any other profession. I scoffed at his recommendation to wear "more comfortable shoes" to work, visualizing myself in SAS shoes like my grandmother wears. Uh, uh. Ain't gonna happen, I thought. About 2 years later, I had had enough and started shoe shopping at the Easy Spirit store. Who needs fashion.

Then I moved to FL where flip flops are totally acceptable to wear to work, no matter what your profession is and it doesn't matter if they're "not in season" because they really are ALWAYS in season here! There. Problem solved. Year round comfort. And now when I have to dress up, I just wear my fancier flip flops, you know, the one with sparklies on them.