Kids are crackers!

I sometimes have moments when I sit at work and honestly think “what the hell am I doing here?” Kids are crackers! Unpredictable, thoughtless and way too honest for my liking. One of these moments came last week one of my Year 7 kids pulled a potato out of his pocket with a face he’d drawn on and declared it’s name was Rodney!

These moments occur every now and then, and can leave me completely speechless. Sometimes there really are no words. Let me share a few of those “precious” moments.

  • A year 10 boy shouting out in class “god miss, you’ve got big, are you pregnant?” Luckily I was, but his face was a picture as it suddenly dawned on him that he may have just put his foot in it!
  • One lovely member of my form shouting out “miss, have you got a spot?” Yes I did have a spot, and it didn’t need to be highlighted to the entire group!
  • “There’s a funny smell in here miss! Really cheap, sickly smell. It’s awful” My new coconut moisturiser was not a hit!
  • Being brought back down to earth after what I thought was a great new hair cut to be asked, “Miss, why did you have your hair cut?” accompanied by a disapproving look.
  • Getting hit in the face with a grape! After turning around at the worst possible moment!
  • And only yesterday I watched one of my class sitting in his chair, arms wide out with a strange look on his face. Me: is everything okay? Pupil: Yes miss, I’m just skydiving…in my head! Obviously, why didn’t I think of that?
  • I almost forgot about the boy who didn’t believe in rats.  He insisted they were fictional creatures made up by parents to scare their kids.  Even a biology teacher couldn’t convince him otherwise!

What did I tell you, kids are crackers!


  1. March 5, 2014 / 8:45 am

    Ha ha – this made me laugh. They are crackers, but just so much fun with it 😉

    • March 5, 2014 / 9:28 am

      It’s certainly never dull!

      Good job I’m not sensitive x

  2. March 5, 2014 / 9:28 am

    Hee hee! I love it! I had many similar experiences too, in my teaching days. Teenagers are even more brutal! You can always rely on kids to point out exactly what you’re most self conscious about, can’t you?! E x

    • March 5, 2014 / 6:10 pm

      Yep, they nearly always open their mouths before they’ve really thought what’s going to come out! x

  3. March 5, 2014 / 9:37 am

    Ha ha! Skydiving in his head! Imagine when our kids are that age – I actually can’t get my head round it.

    • March 5, 2014 / 6:12 pm

      Me neither, I always look round my class and wonder who he’ll grow up to be like, what sort of kid he’ll be. Based on whats he’s like so far, he’ll be the lazy one who’s getting distracted by the by the kids playing football outside! x

  4. March 5, 2014 / 10:04 am

    haha so true!!! I love stories from teachers!!! I used to like primary stories the best but my husband comes home with some crackers from secondary!! x

    • March 5, 2014 / 6:21 pm

      I bet there are some fantastic ones from primaries, sometimes secondary kids really should know better!

  5. Jenny
    March 5, 2014 / 1:16 pm

    hahaha this is hilarious, kids really are crackers and come out with some crazy things to say. Only they can get away with it unlike adults. Boo. I love hearing crazy things kids say. Thank you so much for joining in Share With Me I enjoyed reading your post and getting to know more about your lovely blog and you. I bet you hear entertaining stories all the time. #sharewithme

    • March 5, 2014 / 6:23 pm

      Yep all the time. Actually, I’m going to have to go back and add one in, can’t believe I forgot it! Definitely makes work quite entertaining at times.

  6. March 5, 2014 / 2:25 pm

    hahahaha love this. Particularly the skydiving comment. Kids are brilliant! And daft! haha 🙂 certainly never dull hey? xx #sharewithme

    • March 5, 2014 / 6:26 pm

      I know, obviously my first thought was that he was skydiving in his head, I was just double checking! x

  7. March 5, 2014 / 3:27 pm

    Oh, this did make me chuckle, they are indeed crackers, but they do make life interesting 🙂 #ShareWithMe

  8. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)
    March 5, 2014 / 4:29 pm

    This is so funny! Kids say & really do the darn-est things =)


  9. March 5, 2014 / 6:27 pm

    The skydiving reminds me of my friend’s child who was lying on the floor waving her arms and legs around and when asked said she was making snow angels. “But there’s no snow in the kitchen.” “I know, it’s not really working.” (Child was 3 though, not at secondary school!)

  10. Karen Bell
    March 5, 2014 / 8:41 pm

    Hehe! Kids are definitely a bit crazy! You can never predict a child!

  11. March 6, 2014 / 6:27 pm

    Hehhe- skydiving? Excellent. I once asked a child in year 4 where his manners were? He replied, I assume (hope) not understanding the question, that he’d left them in his desk!

  12. March 7, 2014 / 7:45 am

    Hahaha fiancée and I love this! Kids are just a source of unending mirth! xx ps the grape one was my fave xx

  13. March 7, 2014 / 7:06 pm

    I miss the wacky things kids said while I was teaching. I used to love the unintentional double entendres my EAL students would come up with!

  14. Hannah Green
    March 7, 2014 / 9:23 pm

    Hilarious post, but as a fellow childcare worker i quite agree. Forever more I will now think of these moments to be ‘Rodney’ moments from now on 🙂 x

  15. March 7, 2014 / 9:48 pm

    Jo, I’m sitting here belly laughing. I’ve seriously got the hiccups from laughing. I can’t believe the lad doesn’t believe in rats, that’s just dead funny lol. Kids are so blunt at times and I love it xx

  16. Christina
    March 7, 2014 / 10:00 pm

    I can so relate to this hun! The one with the skydiving made me giggle!!!! xx

  17. March 7, 2014 / 10:45 pm

    Kids really do say the funniest things! I can’t believe the rat one, that really made me laugh.

  18. Colette B
    March 7, 2014 / 11:04 pm

    Eee moments like this are one of the things I love most about teaching! I once had a boy tell me, in a lesson about ambition and what we career path we might take when we’re older: “When my Mum grows up she wants to be a cat” – ok kid. Nice one.

  19. March 8, 2014 / 7:50 am

    Made me laugh. I couldn’t ever be a teacher but it does sound like one of the highlights! My son also likes to tell me I have wrinkles and grey hairs (not many of either really!). He says it in a jokey way so gets away with it, but one day he won’t!

  20. March 8, 2014 / 4:59 pm

    Haha, you made me laugh! Must have been lots of fun writing this post. Mel #MBPW

  21. March 9, 2014 / 5:45 pm

    That’s so funny! I love the boy who didn’t believe in rats!

  22. April 12, 2014 / 7:03 am

    Still love this post #ArchiveDay

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