" I implore you, my child; observe heaven and earth, consider all that is in them, and acknowledge that God made them out of nothing (ex nihilo), and that mankind comes into being in the same way..." 2 Maccabees 7:28

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


One of my students likes to lock himself into the toilet stalls so that he can splash in the toilet water uninterrupted. He did this today and would not come out, so I made the difficult decision that I would make the sacrifice to crawl under the door (the decision to let your skin touch the floor of the kindergarden special ed boys bathroom is never one to be taken lightly) and unlock it from the inside. My student, watching me worm my way into his stall just looked at me with a grin spreading across his face. Then, dripping in toilet water and with his pants down around his knees, asks "big hug?"

I'm sure there's a lesson to be learned somewhere in this story.


john said...

I think the lesson is that you should have a pair of rain slickers on hand.

Kasia said...

Such a cute story. Reminds me of when I pulled about a two foot stretch of bloody snot from a preschooler's nose. One of the perks of the job!

Still waiting for Polish Easter Pics!!!

Anonymous said...

Are you sure you couldn't have unlocked the door with a screwdriver? If they are just special ed bathrooms, can you make them unlockable?
Does this mean you have need more hand sanitizer, because you used it over your whole body today?

Br. Robert, OP said...

I was going to make some snide remark, but I think John has the lesson exactly right.