Wednesday, March 27, 2013
But in reviewing little kid's work, I read a story he wrote of when he lost his first tooth. It included how I told him "good for you" and to go away when he tried to show me. Which is fine and all...but it never happened.
"What is this? I didn't tell you to go away!"
"Uh, yeah, I know. I needed to make it longer."
"So you decided to make something up that makes me look mean?"
"Yes, kind of."
"This is kind of embarrassing for me. It makes me not like the story very much because it's not a real memory--since you made up a whole section about me being mean."
"It's real except for that part."
"Yeah, I like all of the rest of it. That made-up part is kind of the problem."
At that point, the parents at the next desk over were glancing over like I was the mean one (which is not true, he is the mean one) so I had to drop it.
But I do wish I could tell the teacher that I am not the mean one.