Marble cake is jokes.

on January 17, 2008 in Ze Bloggy Goodness with 4 comments by

(that title is for you, Marie and Kathleen.)

Here’s another good school story for your enjoyment. And my amazement/embarrassment. I’ll tell you what- my kids are TURNING OUT the one liners these days. It’s like they’ve been influenced by a genius comedienne on a daily basis for approximately 20 weeks. Strange.

This story involves 2 students and moi. (The names have been changed to protect the employee in the situation… that being me. I could probably get fired for really using the kids’ names.)

Student #1- Meg. Long brown hair, tan year round, sweet with a hint of sass. Giver.

Student #2- Kate. African-American girl, short braids, sass with a hint of sweet. Pretty much my assistant- aka “runs my life”. Organizes my desk, gets my lunch for the teacher workroom, answers questions like, “Kate, where did I put that sticker?”. She’s good. Real good.

Both awesome girls.

During recess, the girls were sitting near me because it is TOO COLD OUTSIDE to play. [We prefer contained chaos in our classrooms to frozen buns on the playground.]

Meg brought a piece of cake, much like this one. I was eating my snack, checking my email, and I looked over my shoulder and noticed the cake. Duh. So, jokingly, I say to Meg, “You gonna share or what?”

She pinches off a piece of cake from the exact spot that her nose was digging in moments before [yuck] and offers it to me.

Kate steps in and puts her hand over Meg’s and slowly lowers it to the desk. Then, with a glimpse in my direction Kate says, “Ms. Downs, I’ll take care of this.”

With a stone cold serious face, she looked Meg in the eyes and said,

“Ms. Downs wouldn’t be interested. She’s on a Weight Watchers program.”

Uh. Thanks.

And that is the point that I erupted into laughter, doubled over on the desk, and then ran next door and said, “KATE JUST WROTE MY BLOG FOR TONIGHT!!”


  1. sally
    posted on Jan 17, 2008 at 5:13 AM  |  reply

    o my gosh your blog was so jokes. o and i know that phrase because after your favs of 07 i watched the entire year of brotherhood 2.0…apparenty i had alot of time on my hands. o and i totally read this blog aloud to my roommates and we all cracked up!

  2. Marie-Claire
    posted on Jan 17, 2008 at 5:49 AM  |  reply

    Seriously, I am so sad that I dont have daily videos to watch anymore. I feel like I know them.

    I love that girl. “Stop! You’re hurting my feelings!”

  3. Annie
    posted on Jan 17, 2008 at 4:50 PM  |  reply

    Sally, I totally forgot you were a nerdfighter. My bad.

    Marie, “Why would you ask that when you know it isn’t going well?” Ha ha!!

  4. carolineb
    posted on Jan 18, 2008 at 2:41 AM  |  reply

    These kids today. Sheesh.

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