Thursday, December 18, 2008

Funny, as in Ha-Ha?

From his preschool teacher: "He's a delight in the class, but that belly laugh of his gets the whole class going and then it's like mass chaos and it becomes very difficult to teach. You should nip this in the bud now because you don't want him to become a class clown."

From his kindergarten teacher: "He's so much fun to have in my class."

From his 1st grade teacher......Well, let's just say she found absolutely NO humor in him whatsoever. He was just the thorn in her side.

From his 2nd grade teacher: "He brings laughter to our class every day.

From his 4th grade teacher: "He has such a funny personality."

From his 5th teacher: "So YOUR Mrs. Smurf. I couldn't wait to meet you to find out who the mother of this funny boy is. And this is Mrs. P....she wanted to meet you too."

From another of his 5th grade teachers: "I told Hefty that I was going to make a book and write down all his little hefty-isms. He's the funniest kid I've ever had in my class. The things that come from that kid's mouth are just so funny."

From his 6th grade teacher: "He's a lot of fun and a very smart boy but tends to get carried away and disruptive in class."

Phone call #1 from school: "He stuck a tack on a child's chair because he "thought the other kid had a great personality and would think it was funny"."

Phone call #2 from school: "He took a drink from a water fountain and was squirting water through his teeth at the other kids in the hallway because he thought they would think it was funny."

Phone call #3 from school (2 days ago): "He belted out in the middle of class "My mom farted and the whole building blew up."

Because he thought it would be funny.

The teacher went on to say something about him being way too chatty and disruptive but I lost all ability to listen after hearing that above statement.

Just what you want to hear from your child's teacher. No?

How, exactly, do you respond to that?

"Um, I'm sorry but I swear I never blew any buildings up with my farts....rooms have certainly been evacuated because of them but an actual blowing up of the room never occurred?" That just doesn't sound very mature and is probably not her concern.

"I'm so sorry for my son's behavior?" That just doesn't do my mortification justice.

"I will certainly take care of the problem when he returns home. Thank you so much for notifying me"? Sounds a little too somber. Maybe if I inserted a little snicker at the end it would be more fitting and appropriate for the situation?


So, Hefty returned home. I scolded/grounded him. I made him write a note of apology to his teacher. And here is his note....Which, by the way, I failed to read before he took it to school the next day to have his teacher sign (so that I knew he actually gave it to her).

"Dear Mrs. A, I'm sorry for disrupting class. It is wrong to disrupt your Social Studies class. It is wrong to disrupt class because then no one gets much done and everyone goofs off. I will stop disrupting class because I don't want to disrupt your class or become the cause of such circumstances in the classroom because nothing good comes out of it except for getting to enjoy your work at the cost of everyone else's work not getting done and if no one gets work done then the point of class time is ruined. Also, it is hurtful to my mother to say such things because it puts out the wrong vibes about her and makes others think she is a bad parent. Sincerely, Hefty Smurf"

His teacher replied by saying "Thank you for your support. I look forward to a quieter work time for everyone!

I'm more mortified now then I was after receiving the phone call. Should I reply back to the teacher and maybe throw it out there, nonchalantly, that I really don't fart all that much anymore since I eliminated all dairy from my diet?

I should probably just let it go....

Pun intended.....


April said...

Oh, Mama Smurf! You do have your hands full, don't you?
Now that you've written about it, you should feel free to let it go :)

Anonymous said...

I needed a good laugh today. Thanyouverymuch for giving me one. Classic.

Rozzbin said...

I am trying not to bust up laughing here at work. THAT would disrupt my coworkers. Then I would have to explain why I was laughing and then they would laugh and no one would get any work done.

Hmmmmmm, perhaps I should try eliminating dairy from my diet. It really works, huh?

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...



HA! I really have no advice for ya...just make sure to never fart in her presence. ;-)

Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

Oh boy. Sounds like never a dull moment with that one. :) Look on the bright side. Jim Carrey is a rich man for being so goofy.

LittlePaintedPolkaDots said...

Oh my gosh. What a comment! Sorry that the humor was at your expense this time.

Leslie said...

Oh my. I want to laugh, but then again, I want to cry. I can so see my future. I was browsing through the lingerie section today at the mall, and Eddie was grabbing all the bras and yelling out, "These are for milkies mommy. These ones are for really BIG milkies." Needless to say I didn't buy anything there. ((rolling eyes))

Tracey said...

I love how he used the word "disrupt" so many times!

Nicki said...

I like how you made him add the part of especially not talking about his mother that way because it puts out bad vibes about her! And that people might think you're a bad mother because you blow up buildings with your farts!
Maybe the teachers should let him perform a comedy routine for the class each week, and then he'll have to be quiet in class so he can save all of his best one-liners for the show! (I learned that tip in my education classes..)

Leslie said...

OMGosh, I just snorted...sorry, that wasn't funny....ok, maybe a little funny???

So sorry this happened to you, but you will look back one day and think of the entire situation as funny, promise!!!

common mom said...

I'm sorry, but I'm DYING over here! hahahahahahahaha!!!

If I had gotten the call, I would have laughed out loud on the phone . . . I would not have been able to contain it. I'm very mature that way ;-)

Ahhhhhhh . . . life with boys . . . I can't wait to see what the next years have in store for me :-)

Tammy said...

Now you must add to his list of abilities: He can WRITE funny stuff too.

Thanks for the laugh Hefty!

Kori said...

Belly laughter is good for the soul. and there is nothing-NOTHINg-wrong with being the class clown. I was nominated that my sr. year, alook where I am now! oh. Wait. not so funny. : )

Brooke said...

Oh I think thats so funny.

Mama Zen said...

I love "nothing good comes out of it except for getting to enjoy your work!" That's hilarious!

OHmommy said...

Oh man....

You kept all the notes? I can so see this happening to one of my kids. LOL!

Tara R. said...

He really is a fun little man. Good thing you are keeping all of this written down for future reference [blackmail] purposes.

♥spoiled mommy♥ said...

Hahhaaaaaaa-yes, I AM laughing!!
Because this is SOOOO just like my life...I will trade you and we can see which boy is worse!?
I take comfort in hearing these things cause then I dont feel so left out, I swear I think Im the only one and the boy is going to drive me insane....
So, your NOT alone!!
Im right here w/ya!
Hang in there.
*big smiles*

Chile said...

Oh my gosh, that's just too funny!