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09:07 am: Overheard At The Wright Household

Back To School Week has finally ended.

Now, I realize the rest of you only face Back-To-School Night, or maybe two.  This year, I had to attend four at four different schools. Luckily, for the first time, none of them were on the same night. But this meant four nights almost in a row of talking to teachers.

The most amusing moment of all four was last night, as I was leaving, a woman told me:

Last year, Juss’s First Grade teacher found him writing something she could not decipher. She squinted at it and finally asked him about it.

Juss replied decisively: “It’s written in Elf!”

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From:johncwright
Date:September 22nd, 2010 06:15 pm (UTC)

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You should add an overheard at the Wright Household entry for when I said Juss always named his characters 'Nick' - and he denied it, saying that one of his characters was named 'Nicolas.'
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From:arhyalon
Date:September 22nd, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC)

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I'll do that tomorrow.
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From:juliet_winters
Date:September 22nd, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
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My sister was always the one the teachers remembered.
"What would you say," asked the well-meaning kindergarten teacher, "if I told you I had seen a leprechaun?"
"I would say you need to see a psychologist," my elder sibling replied.
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From:arhyalon
Date:September 22nd, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
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She is the anti-Juss.
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From:juliet_winters
Date:September 24th, 2010 02:03 pm (UTC)
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Yes, but other times she would come home to tell the shocking story of what kids were saying on the pre-school bus, relishing every moment of it.
Naturally shocked at what their first-born had been exposed to, my parents inquired of the director how this sort of thing could happen and shouldn't she put a stop to it.
"Well," replied the director drily, "we'll certainly see what we can do--but who do you think was leading it
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From:arhyalon
Date:September 24th, 2010 02:07 pm (UTC)
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LOL
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From:bojojoti
Date:September 22nd, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
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Our children are two years apart, and when they would be in the same middle or high school, it was impossible to see all their teachers because the meetings would occur in the same night. The schools never made provision for parents with more than a single child. Ah, well.

When our two children were in grade school, I can well remember the difference in teacher conferences. As the parents would form lines outside the classrooms awaiting their turn, the teacher would open her door and usher the next parent inside. When it was for my son, the teacher would have her lips pressed tightly and greet me with, "We need to talk." When it was for my daughter, the teacher would be all smiles and joyousness as she would announce to the other parents in line, "This won't take long. Bojoette is the perfect student. I wish all my class were like her!" Which I imagine didn't make the other parents feel especially good, but I certainly needed the balance in my life!

(And my son was not an evil child, but he was questioning, constantly in motion, and irrepressible. And he had the unfortunate habit of correcting the teacher when she was wrong, which the principal saw as disrespectful, and I thought was more a reflection upon the teacher's shortcomings.)

Edited at 2010-09-22 10:25 pm (UTC)
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From:arhyalon
Date:September 23rd, 2010 02:41 am (UTC)
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All mine are like your son...except for Ping-Ping and She's miserable because she says she doesn't understand, but her teachers love her.

Oh...and The Cherubim, of course. His teachers love him, too. He's great fun.
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From:samthereaderman
Date:September 23rd, 2010 05:01 am (UTC)

Writing elf

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Considering his parents write fantasy, it's not surprising that he would write in elf. He's just following in your footsteps!
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From:arhyalon
Date:September 23rd, 2010 12:27 pm (UTC)

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LOL. I suspect they don't have a lot of kids who are the children of two authors. I guess you have to expect such kids to be a bit odd. ;-)
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