New mother reads her Machiavelli:
kids mom has cleverly worked it so that her son is now the most popular kid in
my class. She has extended her pattern of daily gift-giving beyond me.
She now brings in little surprises for the kids,
and she MAKES her son pass them out. He has no clue about why she is there, and
why he is struggling to hand out rice-krispy treats via his walker. But he does
it, and this makes the kids like him. Sometimes he will even give into Augusta's
greedy attempts to coerce him into giving him an extra treat, leaving himself
This mother has entirely taken over the 15 minute
period in our day that is referred to as "snack time". Fuck everyone else's
nasty donations--on Thursday she brought in EGG ROLLS that she had made herself.
They were so good that I would have fought Augusta for the last one.
Wednesday was the day she brought in the cake.
This day has become legendary in our classroom. The kids refer to this day as
"Bunny Cake Day". It was a cake, shaped like a bunny with colored coconut
sprinkles on the frosting to form eyes, nose and mouth. It also had Jelly Beans
along the outside.
When she brought her son in the morning, she set
the cake on the front table. The kids admired the fucking thing throughout the
morning, and were overjoyed when she returned at 11:00 a.m. to serve it. Along
with little pint size chocolate milk cartons, of course.
It is so funny to see how many kids now will play
with the new kid. Especially kids like Tyler, who will do anything he can to
extort money from him. And Augusta!! He always sits next to the new kid at
lunchtime. The new kid is easily talked out of anything in his lunchbox. The new
kid often goes hungry.
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