Friday, October 19, 2012

Apparently, I'm A Mermaid.

This is a true story. It's just too good to be made up.

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Yesterday I found out that I look like a mermaid, at least to several 10-year old girls.

I went in to sub for a 5th grade science class at the local middle school. (Aside from my full-time freelancing I picked up subbing just to get back in the classroom and get some experience since after grad school I'd love to teach at the college level.)

During first period, this was the conversation I had with an adorable little girl.

Little girl: "Can I ask you a question?"

Me: "Of course! What do you need?"

Little girl: "Are you a mermaid?"

Me looking perplexed: "Nope. I'm a human."

Little girl: "Well, you look like a mermaid."

Me: "Hmmm. I'm not sure if that's good or bad?"

Little girl: "O yes it's a good thing!" *Sidenote: She was elaborately waving her hands. Basically saying, "OMG, don't worry looking like a mermaid is so fab."
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I take this odd conversation and move on with the rest of my day. Even after feeling like a miniature celeb from visiting Rachel's class, who have in fact heard our Fall Song and love it. Like they'd buy it off iTunes type love it. 

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Sixth period comes around. It's the last period of the day. I'm over the whole mermaid debacle. Another little girl walks straight up to me with the utmost confidence, looks me dead in the eye and says,

"You're a mermaid aren't you?"

Me: "Wait a minute here. Is there something going on that I don't know? I was just asked that in first period!"

Little girl #2: "O that must have been (insert child's name). She was running around telling us Mrs. (insert teacher's name) sub was really pretty and was a mermaid."

Me: "Nope, I assure you I am, in fact, a human."

Little girl #2: "It's because you're so pretty and have such pretty hair."

*Sidenote: Little girl #2 talks quite fast. Fast like, she runs out of breath because she doesn't pause between sentences. Basically I died of cuteness about 500 times. 

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Okay, so here's the deal

I'm not a mermaid. Not even close, seemingly as though the ocean may be my least favorite place to hang out. But to 5th grade little girls, I'm the stuff and could be the real-life, blonde Ariel. If I'm ever asked again, I will say, 

"Shhhh. Don't tell anybody."

Just to see their faces.
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4 comments:

  1. Awww... how cute is that!? O'd love to see their faces if you said "shh!! Don't tell anybody"

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    1. I have to do it. I hope I get the class again!

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  2. DUDE! If you ever get a chance to say that, get it on video! I am cracking up at my desk at that last part :)

    xoxohannah

    www.signedxoxohannah.com

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    1. I wish! If I ever get that class again and I have those giggly girls I will totally be like. Okay... I have a secret but it has to be between us!

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