Monday, December 8, 2008

Utterly Embarrassed...

I had a bit of an upset tummy today at work. I'm pretty sure that's an understatement. I felt like my stomach was going to explode at some point during the course of the day. So I did what any teacher would do.. just ride it out because there's no one to cover your class while you take, um, a bathroom break.

While working with a small group I felt really horrible. I felt a little rumble and then it happened. A little gas escaped. It wasn't planned. It wasn't forced. It just came out. You could definitely hear it. My face turned bright red and I immediately said, "Um.. excuse me. Sorry, Mrs. L has an upset tummy."

Little guy next to me says, "It's okay Mrs. L, you don't have to be embarrassed, it happens to everyone. It's natural."

Seriously, dude? You made me want to cry. That was just what any embarrassed teacher needs to hear, a little one sticking up for her and using the same lingo I use when any of my little ones lets out a little gas and everyone is listening.

Me = mortified.

On the home front.. I definitely went to the store wearing my slippers inside my crocs. I was too lazy to run upstairs and get socks on, plus I knew I'd just come home and put my slippers back on. I'm pretty sure the makers of crocs made them just big enough to fit my slippers in. It was fate. I suppose it's no different than the crocs with the liners in them. Mine just happened to not go with the shoes I was wearing.

I know, I'm super-embarrassing today.

And, once I hit spell check before posting this.. I realized I spelled embarrassed wrong every.single.time.i.typed.it. Ugh.

3 comments:

LuLu said...

I'm cracking up!!! Isn't so horrible that we don't get a break...I mean we have to go to the bathroom too!!!

Sue said...

May I suggest that if you do any more rhyming games, you omit the "uck" family also?

I do love your little ones and your stories! Reading them makes me laugh out loud!! Good thing there's no one in the office but me this morning.

Allison said...

Kids are so stinking funny. My mom teaches first grade and she is always cracking up at the stuff they say :)