I wanted to try something a little different, take a blog adventure and hopefully make some new blog friends. When I read about a secret subject swap at Baking in a Tornado I figured I'd give a try.
The idea is a blogger submits a subject to "Baking in a Tornado" and in return the blogger gets a random subject submitted from another participant. I don't know who got mine, but I'm excited to find out.
Please take a moment (after you read mine, of course) to check out the other participants:
Welcome to Take Two of March’s Secret Subject Swap
My subject: You are a fly on the wall in an 8th grade English class, what have you learned today?
It was submitted by: http://www.themommyref.blogspot.com/
Here we go!!
I am a fly.
|I'm gorgeous, I know!|
I fly around all day annoying people. I fly insanely close to their faces and buzz wildly in their ears. I land on their food, eat it while taking a crap and then I fly away on a mission to ruin another picnic. This is my life. It’s a short one so I gotta take advantage.
For a bit of a change, I flew into an English classroom at Lennon Middle School. Why I flew through that open window, I’ll never know. I mean, why didn’t I choose to fly into Adam Levine’s dressing room? *Wink wink*... know what I mean?
|Go ahead... take a few minutes to enjoy the view|
I scan the room and see sixteen 8th graders. I see girls twirling their hair and blowing bubbles with their bubble gum. I see boys strumming their fingers on their desk as they perform imaginary concerts in their heads.
I see an exhausted and burnt-out teacher standing at the front of the room. I see no one paying attention to him. I couldn’t even tell you what he was blah, blah blahing about. I’m certain it was boring beyond belief.
I did learn some very valuable information though. Are you ready?
I learned Caycee babysat her 3 brothers and 1 sister last night for the 2nd time this week. Reason: her parents went to a local casino (again). Apparently this is the norm in their house.
I learned Jake’s sister is pregnant. She’s 19. Their parents are still in their 30’s. Will this babies-having-babies cycle be broken with the new generation? I do hope so.
I learned a bunch of kids were busted by the cops for drinking over the weekend. Samantha’s mom was out of town and she had a party. When the party was busted and Sam had to call her mom, she was comforted by her mother’s words. “It’s okay, honey. We’ll discuss this over ice cream when I return.” I think she deserves the Mother of the Year award, no? Because of the minor on their record, a lot of these kids are not qualified to get a driver’s license until they are 18. Who’s laughing now, kids?
I learned a stairwell at one of the high schools is now equipped with video cameras because kids have been caught umm… how do I put this gently? Physically sharing their feelings with one another? Grooving with one another? You get it, right?
I learned… rrrrrriinnnnnnnnnngggggggg, rrrrriiiiiiiinnnnnnnggggggggggg. What the hell is that noise?? A bomb threat?
That’s it! I’m outta here!
I quickly flew out of the middle school window. I smelled pie in the air. Fresh baked apple pie! To the pie I flew. I entered the window of a small white cottage. Panicking "where is the pie? where is the pie?" I flew straight into a yawn. And that my friends, is why the old woman swallowed the fly.
These are actual events/conversations that have taken place at my daughter’s school. She is in 9th grade, but I figured that was close enough.
This probably wasn’t the envision The Mommy Ref had for the post. I apologize for that. I probably would have made everyone dumber if I had posted what I really think 8th graders learn in English class. Bwahhhh!