But then, there are those overheard conversations that might not make it all worth it, but at least keep me smiling while I work.
Overheard in the library during a 5th grade class:
5th grader: Dude, you have to come over and check out the smoke machine for the party!
me and the librarian (simultaneously) SMOKE MACHINE?!? What party are you having that you need a smoke machine?
5th grade boy: Just a party. With a smoke machine.
Us: What party are you possibly having that you needed to buy a smoke machine for??
5th grade boy: No, it's not like that. I already have the smoke machine. My dad's a DJ. You have to pay for the party- $5 for boys, girls get in free. For high schoolers. We have flyers.
Us: Why are YOU going to a party for high schoolers??
Him: because I'M the DJ.
Me: You're the DJ. So, like, can we hire you for weddings and stuff?
Him, very serious: No, I'm not a professional.
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My Story Teller at the end of the day:
OH! Mrs. Lipstick- did you hear the news? We're going on a trip! A field trip! Will you come with us?
Me: Of course, I'd love to come with you!
Story teller- Wonderful! And you'll wear your other glasses. The ones with the dark inside. The ones you wore in kindergarten on our field trip.
Me: My sun glasses?
Story Teller: Oh! Your sun glasses! I love your sun glasses. I love field trips, AND your sun glasses.
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Morning Reading Club:
3rd grade boy: Man, tomorrow's Friday. I hate Friday.
Me: Why? who hates Fridays?
Him: Because it's the last day of school and I can't come to school on the weekend.
*that was heart warming, except when we remember what's happening at his home, and just why he loves school so much...