October 06, 2005

Presented for your Amusement

As many of you are aware, my DH is a 7th and 8th grade teacher. 12 and 13 year olds are little more than raging bags of hormones.

Well, evidently yesterday he took away a note that one of the girls had written to a boy, including the boy's partial response. He left it in the kitchen this morning and all I can say is that I'm glad I wasn't eating or drinking when I read it...

I hope like hell he read it out loud to the class. I present it here for you, spelling and grammar mistakes intact, with only the names changed to protect the innocent.... and not so innocent.

(imagine cute, rounded girly writing, as only 12 and 13 year old girls can do)

Dear [Boy],
I really am sorry. Are you sure your not upset, because you turned all red. I'm sorry for annoying you with all these notes. I am confused on who I like well I'm not confused about you,; but I'm in a situation right now.[emphasis mine-Ed.]

Here's his response, written lower on the same page:

lol Im always red and Im pissed off at Mr. [DH].

I suspect that there would have been more but that the paper was removed at this point.....

I will continue to post such notes as he finds them and brings them home, that is, until he tells me to stop.

I was disappointed though. When we were in 7th and 8th grade, we used to fold the notes up in very complicated ways to make envelopes or flaps, or even into the shape of an arrow. This was only folded in half twice. Kids today have no sense of creativity.

Posted by caltechgirl at October 6, 2005 12:36 PM | TrackBack

No creative folding? What's the point? That was half the fun of passing notes!! Very funny!

Posted by: Marie at October 6, 2005 02:39 PM

We used to fold them up very small so it was easier to pass them.

So this 12 year old girl is in a situation huh... This does not bode well for me. My oldest is 12 and is starting to really like looking at a cute girl.

Posted by: Contagion at October 6, 2005 03:03 PM

I think she's "with" another boy. You know how terribly dramatic relationships are at this stage...

I do not envy you, Contagion, my friend. Middle school is rough.

Marie, I suspect you're gonna be in for it in about a decade. Your little guy is Wayyyyy too cute.

Posted by: caltechgirl at October 6, 2005 04:38 PM

What happened to, "Do you love me, yes or no, please check one." ?

Posted by: Bou at October 8, 2005 07:31 PM