>Found this gem when I was cleaning the living room. It was tucked in a magazine basket.
It’s one of those “All About Me” posters Bubba made sometime last year. It came home on the last day of school and apparently got filed away amongst the outdated Martha Sterwart mags.
|Ain’t he handsome?|
His response to the portion of the poster that says, “I help others by:” shows how he feels about school–that its something he’s supposed to do for others. He wrote, “Doing my homework”.
But that was actually his second response to the prompt. The original, rubbed out with eraser, but still legible to my eye was, “Helping is just as wrong as a kid folding his mother’s underwear.”
Um, what? Sometimes, his inclination toward throwing out Calvin and Hobbs lines gets the better of him. Of course, I’m assuming its C & H, perhaps it’s the Far Side. What can I say? He likes Larsen as much as Waterson. But I suppose a first grade “All About Me” poster really can’t boldly say “Helping Others Sucks”.
Now, for the record, he doesn’t actually fold any laundry, let alone my skivvies. Also, he’s not completely against helping others, I honestly think it was his attempt at humor. I’ve got to focus on teaching him the finer points of “the right time and place.”
I’m assuming his teacher didn’t think it was so funny to hang that up in the classroom–it’s a tad sophisticated for the seven-year-old set. Not to mention, it doesn’t exactly espouse the attitude a teacher would wish to foster in her classroom.
So therefore you know, of course, I am never getting rid of this poster.