"she has boogies. They come out of her nose"- One of my parents. I tried not to thank her for that information.
"You need to have patiences"- One of my students to me when I was trying to get the students to clean up quickly after center time.
" This is my body, see I drew the belly button and that's my mini skirt" a student, after a body tracing activity.
"Our whole family has allergies, so that is why he is late" a parent, explaining chronic tardiness to me. I think I should tell my boss that I have allergies also.
"We need one hundred children to be absent in one day in order for the school to close for a week for swine flu"- my assistant principal on the current news item.