It’s been awhile since I’ve trotted down memory lane, so here it goes…
It was a Friday. I believe the month was May. I had been subbing for a middle school social studies teacher for the entire week. He had both seventh and eighth grade classes. The eighth graders were in the morning, which was nice. After the “pleasant” eighth graders were done, it was smooth sailing. May I refer you back to the post, Micky Mouse is Dead, to remind you the type of children I was dealing with. Anyway, back to the story.
The girls, scantily clad in clothing that made ME feel like I was in some sort of nightclub, were drooling over a little boy in the class. One in particular grabbed his attention so much, that they were passing a note back and forth and back and forth. Finally, when the eye glaring did not do anything to dissuade them from passing the note, I simply said, put it away or I’m taking it. Case closed. A mere thirty seconds later, the little girl asked me if she could go to the restroom. I simply wrote her a pass and then she left. She was barely out of the classroom when her little counterpart asked if he too could go to the bathroom. I looked at him as if he had ten heads and said sure, when “little girl” gets back.
Fast forward to ninth period…a seventh grade class….
A truly cherubic little blonde girl, (I am very sincere in that remark, she was one of the sweetest students I ever had), raises her hand and said, “Ummm Ms. Sub, I think you need to see this.”
I walked over, and recognized the note that she had in her hands. The lovely little boy and girl duo left their note behind.
I wasn’t going to read it, I swear, but the words F*CK just leaped off of the page. And, it was my civil responsiblity to do so for pete’s sake, right? I mean THEY ARE CHILDREN. You’re 12 and 13 when you’re in eighth grade!!!
I began to read….and I let out a yelp.
They were discussing how they wanted to “go f*ck”. “GO F*CK”. ARE THEY OUT OF THEIR MINDS?!?!?!?!?!??!?!
And, what’s more is that they TRIED TO GO TO THE BATHROOM TO DO IT.
OH YES, little girl addressed it in the note!
“I thought we were going to go f*ck in the BATHROOM”
Little boy tells her, “I tried, and failed”.
CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT WOULD’VE HAPPENED IF I LET THEM BOTH GO?
Oh. My. GOD.
Naturally, I gave it to their teacher, who gave it to the assistant principal, who called both of their parents. It was like hot potato with a note.
Did they necessarily do anything wrong? NO.
But being that they were going to attempt another little rendezvous over the weekend at a sporting event, well, I thought the parents should know.
Children scare me sometimes, they really do!