I love all of my students. They are hilarious. But, this was one of my top stories from the week. (I’m using pseudonyms to protect . . . all of us.)
We were filming clips of each student saying “I love you, Mommy. Happy Mother’s Day!” (in Turkish.) Once they finished saying that, they were supposed to blow a kiss. Most of the kids got it down pretty well. Then, it was Brady’s turn. He got up, repeated after my assistant perfectly, and blew a beautiful kiss. But that was practice. Then, the girl started the camera, and the assistant cued Brady, and we got . . . “huh?”
We giggled, and tried to explain again that he should repeat “I love you, Mommy. Happy Mother’s Day!” He practiced again, perfectly. Blew the kiss. Started the camera . . . “huh?”
Okay, Brady, when the camera makes the beep, you are going to say “I love you, Mommy. Happy Mother’s Day!” Okay. Beep. “Huh?”
By this time, the rest of the classroom was laughing pretty hard, because honestly, it was just funny. I think there may have been one more “huh?” take before we got a good one.
But what topped it all was that today, the moms came to school. The kids gave them gifts. The kids were all supposed to say “I love you, Mommy. Happy Mother’s Day!”
Brady walks over to his mom, looks at the assistant, she prompts him, and he says, “huh?”
I love kindergarten.