Thursday, May 22, 2008

Overheard at School

All the children know I don't allow name calling in any form. So with a very sad face one of my kiddos came to say he had been called a name. Well, I asked, what did she call you? With a tremor in his voice, lip trembling, tears threatening, and a thick, slow east Texas accent, he said (I'm going to try to spell this with an accent,)

"Wahdamelon hey-ed."

Yes, he had been called Watermelon Head. I never heard this before and will never hear it again, I suspect.

9 comments:

Mrs. G. said...

I don't think I would mind being called anything with such a lilting accent.

dot said...

Very cute. Thanks goodness it wasn't something really bad.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I remember a kid who used to be called "Pumpkin Head." Unfortunately, in his case it hit a little too close to home not to be name calling.

Gina's Public Diary said...

Hahaha How cute! You did the accent perfectly. I've heard children talk with that same accent. Precious!

Gina's Public Diary said...

How do you keep from laughing in their face? :)

Paulie said...

I had to chuckle too. I love that one! Out of the mouth of babes.

nonizamboni said...

Poor watermelon head! And you, keeping a straight face.
Thanks for sharing this little bit of heaven.

the teach said...

Bwahahahahaha! Great!

Mental P Mama said...

That is precious!