Last week Michelle and I went to George Washington elementary school in Burbank to do our little "Read and Animate" session for the 4th grade class.
Michelle did all the reading and I did the animating part which mean drawing really fast while Michelle was reading from "Sideway Stories from Wayside School." It sounded manageable when we signed up for it, but it turned out to be super hard for me. The kids laughed throughout our session, but I'm pretty sure they laughed at how crappy I drew.
During one of the short stories, Michelle thought it would be cool to write a "Discipline" section on the board since a lot of kids in our stories got their names written under it.
The problem was, I didn't know how to spell it.
I mean...I definitely know how to spell it! Don't believe me? Whatever, I was just blanking out.
I'm pretty sure it starts like this.
It was a lot of pressure, and I couldn't disappoint them.
They're only ten year olds. May be they don't know how to spell it either, right?
Oh crap, they do?
I guess Michelle already kept on reading while I was panicking about writing the word correctly. One kid actually said, "whoa, that is a hard word!" At least they learned something from us.
They're almost as tall as me. I should have listened to my mom about drinking all those milk and playing basketball and stuff.
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