The things they tell me

I do a little activity with the kids at the beginning of the year where I ask them to tell me ten facts about themselves.  I just rediscovered the pile of papers and I thought I’d share a few of them.

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Someone did not get the message that the facts were supposed to be true, perhaps.  I’m translating this as “My brain is a ruler, I play two guitars, and my cat has three ears.”  One of them maybe, all three?  Somebody missed the memo.

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Hmm.  I’ve been pondering this for a couple of days and don’t know what a “nethfil” is.

A surprising number of them wanted me to know their favorite superheroes; they’ve got me figured out already:

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Crossing my fingers that #9 here is just an omitted plural and not a favorite food or something:

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And this one gave me a favorite villain. I also like #4, which thus far I find to be accurate.  She’s been trying to get me to call her “Bacon” instead of her actual name.

Trying hard.

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And I will be the last:

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I strongly enjoy colorful language:

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Because “blue” is too generic:

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Some of them are impressively talented:

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And some of them have crazy people as parents.  There’s no way this one can see over the steering wheel:

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Some of them are sad and/or scary:

FullSizeRenderThis could be an abusive parent or it could be a haunted house.  The question is which I’d actually prefer.  The haunted house, right?  It’s the haunted house.

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Do the math.  Mom got pregnant in middle school, apparently.  Mental note to keep a close eye on this one.

And the worst one:

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Sigh.

9 thoughts on “The things they tell me

  1. NotAPunkRocker

    Isn’t Bacon the name of the imagined child that Calvin (of “& Hobbes” fame) had with Susie? It seems I’ve seen a fanart rendering of that before.

    Wow to the honesty on those last ones. 😦

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  2. Kids will give you an amazing amount of valuable, candid material given the chance. I remember tutoring an assignment that required a personal narrative, and students would often write about things that were intensely personal.

    That said, the one about the dad liking dog is h-i-l-a-r-i-o-u-s.

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