Earlier this week, I posted on Facebook that I wasn't sure I would be able to teach all five days this week. Between professional development days, Spring Break and other theme type days, I couldn't remember the last time I had taught an entire week.
I thought I was doing well, until today.
As I'm casually going about teaching calendar time, one of my little girls said, "Do you know you are wearing two different shoes?" Mind you, she's the same student we affectionately refer to as Carol after Kristin's post at The Teeny Tiny Teacher. Be sure to read her story if you haven't already.
So, I look down and see that I have one black ruffly flip-flop on my left foot and a black flip-flop with sequins on the right. Oh, my stars! All I could do was laugh and mention that at least they were the same color. I also told them that it was apparently Fun Feet Friday and I was the only one that participated. They didn't buy it!
I jokingly begged my class not to tell anyone, which erupted into shouts of who they were going to tell followed by lots of giggling. I told them I was glad the shoes looked pretty close to the same because no one else would probably notice. I said one is ruffly the other has sequins, but otherwise, they were pretty close.
Fast forward 10 minutes and we were talking about the sequence of events in the story There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick and one of my little boys says, "Sequence, that's like on your shoe!" (He thought it was the same as sequins.) I thought that was too cute!
In my defense, I literally ran out the door this morning trying to get to the store as fast as possible to buy my son and his friends some snacks for his lock-in at school tonight. I can't promise I won't make the same mistake again, but we definitely had a good laugh today. At the end of the day, one of our bus drivers, who is also our H.S. Ag teacher, told me that once he was at school and one of the teachers had shown up in her slip and he had to break the news to her. At least my shoes weren't that embarrassing!
Like I said, at least I made it all five days this week!!! Have you ever done something silly like this? Please tell me I'm not the only one! Feel free to embarrass yourself anonymously if you need to just to make me feel better!