Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Beware of Quiet Children
Frances and Henry are at "Camp Deserae" with one of my students this week. They had a bunch of fun hanging out with her and were pretty squirrelly when I picked them up yesterday afternoon. Then the van got strangely quiet and I started to wonder what was going on.
They were talking to each other in whispers and giggling. I saw that Frances had some pipe cleaners in the back of the van that she has been creating bracelets with. I stopped at the grocery store to pick up something I forgot and then went to the day care to pick up Benjamin. I overheard bits and pieces of something involving my bed and giggles.
When we got home the kids were still giggling together while they were doing chores. I decided to let it go and enjoy the peace. I finished dinner and we ate. The kids watched a few TV shows and then got ready for bed. Then I realized that if they were doing something suspicious to my bed they would miss my reaction because they go to bed before I do.
I loudly announced that I was going to put on my pajamas and grab a blanket from MY BED because I was cold. They jumped up and scrambled around in true cartoon fashion. When I went to me room, I noticed that the bed seemed awfully lumpy...and wiggly...and noisy.
So I pulled back the covers and SCREAMED!! There was a black widow spider and a rattlesnake in my bed (made out of pipe cleaners...)
They loved my scream and were quite proud of themselves for punking me. I am proud of the realistic details they put into their little prank.