This is a repeat but still one of my favorite school stories. This one came from a neat little kid of very careful, correct, engaged parents. Upon the return from the Christmas Vacation one year I asked the kids, the very creative and little used(ha ha or should it be ho ho), “What did you do over Xmas vacation?” He/She(mom may be reading) then told the following story.” We didn’t do much over Christmas, we opened presents and ate cookies and the same thing happened again on New Years day.” “What,” I asked? And heard a long graphically descriptive story about his mom that would mortify her and can be boiled down into one sentence. “Ever since I can remember (he/she was a 5th grade student) my mom always has a really bad case of the flu on New Year’s Day. Hmmmmmmm the flu, New Year’s Day, must have been someone, something contagious at the New Year’s Eve Party every single year… What could it be?
In 70’s the class of 35, after the student’s graphic description, just sat there and wondered and worried if they too could catch a case of that flu? And I would guess that chances are most students in the class would catch a least one case of what my mom used to call the “Bottle Flu” on some future New Year’s Eve.
Parents take warning your child’s elementary teacher knows more about you than hopefully they will ever tell!