The funniest thing happened the other day. I'm sure it was one of those "you had to be there" moments to get the full effect, but we'll see. Oh, and one important fact to know before the story begins, we have a boy named Jacob in our homeroom class.
In my reading class the kids have been working hard and yesterday I decided they needed a reward. I was also not having a particularly wonderful day, so I decided for the last 15 minutes of class we were going to have "relaxation" time. We don't do it very often, but when we do, we turn the lights out, lay on the floor and relax for a few minutes. The kids love it, as well as their teacher. Anyway, as soon as I told them this, a chorus of "Yays!" and "You're the best teacher!" erupted. Kids can be so nice when they want something :). We all found our spots on the floor. The girls came and huddled around me and the boys formed their own click somewhere else in the room. I told them they were allowed to WHISPER to each other, but that was it. All the girls around me were whispering and giggling and asking me strange question. Finally, there was a break in the conversation and from the boys section, I hear a faint voice say,
"I like the vampire Edward."
It caught me off guard, so I strained my ears to listen. One adorable boy was cluing in all the others on the Twilight saga. I heard him say,
"Yeah she does love Edward. But then he leaves and she meets Jacob. And Jacob is a warewolf and she thinks she might like him, but then Edward comes back and she can't decide. But seriously, Jacob is a wareful!"
I heard inaudible responses from the other boys (they were following my whispering directions, for once, when I wanted to hear what they were saying...) but it was obvious they were having a deep conversation about it. I tried to hold back to laughter so hard it brought tears to my eyes. Finally, when I had gained some control, I whispered to the boy who was re-telling the story (trying to keep the girls from hearing and teasing him)
"Hey, how do you know all about Twilight?"
It turns out his family listens to it on CD. Anyway, he told me this and I asked him quietly,
"So you know that Jacob is a warewolf, huh?"
"yeah," he says.
Right then, one of the girls shot right up, with an absolutely terrified look on her face and asks,
"Jacob in our class is a warewolf?!"
I had never made that connection and at the thought of it and the panicked look on her face, I completely lost it. I was still laying down on my back, which always tends to make you laugh harder, and I just laughed and laughed. Of course the kids weren't expecting it, and since I couldn't control myself, they all joined in laughing as well. It got pretty noisy, but it was so dang funny. I love my job, I really, really do.
Posted by Megan and Cory at 4:49 PM