Gems from today:
Toothpik, after I accidentally set the timer for 5 seconds instead of 5 minutes: “Miss, that was barely 5 seconds! This aint Aisa! I aint Chinese!” … if I were a better person and hadn’t been dead-set on getting him started on the problems on the board, I would have laid a smackdown on race and stereotypes. Next time, I thought.
Packer, after I wrenched his hand away from my Castaway’s neck: “Nah miss, that’s my ho. I hate her, but she my fuckin ho.” … When he saw my reaction, he thought I was mad at him for using the f word. I took a deep breath and told him he was almost done with #10 and he knew what to do next.
… In hindsight, I definitely chose the wrong battle, both times.
Truly, deeply, achievement gap or no, I’d rather my kids be really good at telling people off for saying things like this than be really good at solving equations. Maybe I should start acting like it.