Friday, May 13, 2011

Out of the Mouths of Babes, Again

Yesterday, sitting at the reading table, I had a small wardrobe malfunction.  While leaning forward to help a student, “the girls” lifted a bit and more chest area than I would have liked peeked out through my school-appropriate blouse.  I quickly realized what was happening and sat back down.  However when I did, the disturbance, if you will, left a small portion of my bra showing, which I did not realize.

Shortly after, one of my students, we’ll call her Amla, walked past the reading table.  Amla is a sweety.  She is an English language learner with quite a limited vocabulary which causes her to struggle quite a bit in school.  Even so, she is a great citizen and very helpful.  Case in point, as she walked by she whispered, “Miss Delight.”  I looked up at her, and she was pointing to her shirt.  “Your bra is showing,” she continued quietly in her broken English.  I looked down, and sure enough it was.  I smiled and thanked her as I got things put back together.  She smiled back and giggled, “It’s pink.”  I chuckled, “Yes it is.”  And she moved along discreetly.

At dismissal, I herded the kids down the stairs to our 2nd grade meeting place.  As they made their way to the various dismissal lines I heard, “MISS DELIGHT!”  I looked up, and there Amla stood about 20 feet away. “Remember when your bra was showing?” she hollered across the hustle and bustle. 

I put on my fake smile and nodded, “Yes, yes I do remember.”  She giggled and walked to her line.

11 comments:

  1. Ohhhhhh! She was doing so well!

    How funny. How cute.

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  2. Awesome. Just awesome. Gotta love 'em! (Oh, and I can totally picture your smile at the end too!)

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  3. Look how much English you are teaching her!! A few years back a co-worker was making a graph on the floor for a math lesson and an ELL students said, "Oh! Ms. X's crack!" It was pretty funny but Ms. X did not think so!

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  4. @Lacy - yes, I'm sure you can!

    @M - Oh, that would be mortifying.

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  5. What, no photo of your unmentionable? No fair! You flash 7 year olds but you don't think that we can handle it?
    m.

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  6. @mark...why do you think my test scores are so good. ;)

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  7. I think you found your wardrobe monitor!

    Mark lol

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  8. Has there been a seismic shift lately.
    I'm more than a little amazed that anyone of any age would take notice of any amount of lace you might show. What with any number kiddie stars in order to change perceptions have arranged with freelance photographers to shoot them with their baps out or their vajazzle hoohaa's exposed whilst exiting a motor.

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  9. Totally impressed it was pink!

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  10. @Grandma J - yes, she is on top of my fashion...shoes, nail polish, now bras - she LOVES them all!

    @Vince - isn't that the truth! I gaffawed at your last sentence. "Vajazzle hoohaa" ha ha ha!

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