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On School #14 Back-Eye

Disclaimer: The names in this musing are changed to protect the “infamous.”

The kids were sitting around me. I was instructing them on something … or other. A few children were standing behind me – some slightly to the side. They were chatting and fooling around – poking each other. They were not paying attention. Without missing a beat or turning around to look at them, I called their names. Aubrey, Mack, Sven keep your hands to yourselves.

I would have loved to see the surprised looks on their faces, but I did not want to turn around – not yet. I wanted to play it longer. “Aubrey, I saw you poke Sven with your left hand,” I said. His eyes popped open. “Mack, put that pencil down.” Mack dropped that pencil as if it were on fire. Finally I looked at them. Aubrey’s face was twisted in surprise. “How did you know?” he asked. “You couldn’t see us!” Mack said trying to convince himself.

Before I could answer, Martez yelled, “Back-Eye!”

“Yeah, Back-Eye” some of the other kids agreed and nodded. It took everything I had to not laugh.

Martez continued, “You know she’s a Marsling. She’s got eyes all over. Nothing gets past her.”

Then slowly and very deliberately without a word, I ran my fingers through my hair making sure that ALL of my “Back-Eyes” were properly covered.

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April 19, 2010 - Posted by | Anything Writing, On School | , , ,

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