Wednesday, August 10, 2011

How could he not remember?

(in the car, eating chicken nuggets)

Radio (NPR): ...yesterday's shooting of a helicopter in Afghanistan...

Henry:  That's where that one guy is.

Me: Afghanistan?  You mean Carney?

(Carney is a former student of mine who was serving in Afghanistan until recently.  My mom also taught him.  Henry's class sent valentines and a care package last year.)

Henry:  Yeah, we sent him notes and he sent me a letter with that coin.  You were his teacher and grandma was his teacher.

Me: Yep.

Henry:  So, how long have you been doing that?

Me: Being a teacher?

Henry: Yeah.  I don't remember it.

Me:  I've been teaching for ten years, Bud.  Since before you were born, and Addie.

Henry:  Even last year?

Me:  Yeah.  Every year for ten years.

Henry:  But I don't remember that.

Me:  What are you talking about?  Of course you remember.  You've been coming with me to school since you were a baby.

Henry:  No.  IN AFGHANISTAN.  WHERE YOU WERE TEACHING CARNEY.

2 comments:

  1. I love how kids brains work!

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  2. That's so cute! Good thing he clarified for you!

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