Friday 31 October 2008
Our school went trick-or-treating at a nearby mall today, and oh my goodness what a mess. Over a hundred kids, easily, all in costume, waiting and waiting and waiting to spend a half hour trick-or-treating, and then just as much time setting up for a big group photo. Actually, my kids are really good, and it would have been a fun outing, if it weren't for the parents.
Nine out of ten of my students had mommies and other assorted family members there, all wanting to take pictures of their kid with me, with their friends, with family members, with other students, with particularly nice floor tiles, I don't even know. And they had to go and show Mommy each piece of candy, and some of them were crying and wanting to stay with Mommy, and some mommies were okay with that, and some were trying to encourage their kid to stay with the class, and ugh! I was trying to keep the kids together and moving forward, while the mommies were thwarting my every effort! Grrrr!
P.S. Can you find Teacher Ryan?