Mama Diaries

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Neck Cramp

My son came home from school yesterday all proud of himself.  "I was good today, Mama.  Look!  I even got a roach!"  He held up a plastic orange and yellow beetle.

"Great, Bubba!  What did you do that was so good?"

"I paid real close attention to my teacher."

I nodded.  "You should do that every day."

He shook his head.  "I don't think I can, Mama.  I had to move my head everywhere she went to keep an eye on her.  And now I have a neck cramp!"


40 comments:

  1. Learn to follow with the eyes, like those old black and white cat clocks.

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  2. Hah! His neck couldn't have been cramping that hard, if he was able to shake his head in answer to you... XD

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  3. Yes, don't you know it's bad for you to pay too much attention? LOL!

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  4. So cute. Don't you love the things kids say. Great N vignette. Enjoy. Maria from Delight Directed Living

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  5. BOYS! I have two:) They love their bugs! It would be hard for my boys to pay attention, bugs or not.

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    1. It's certainly a challenge for Bubba. Other things are far more interesting!

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  6. LOL! I'm proud of him right along with you. My son would be the one who can't sit still to save his life. Literally.

    True Heroes from A to Z

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    1. Bubba usually has problems with that, too. That he paid such close attention shocked me!

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  7. Your son is amazing, I would love to meet him, Sherry. I wish my students followed me that way :(

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    1. My boy is quite a character. I think you'd like him.

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  8. This reminds me of one of my daughters. She was told she had to read for 20 minutes without looking around at school. She hated it.

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    1. Nothing like forcing a kid to control herself!

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  9. So neat you are recording bubba's moments in life. You can look back later and laugh again. Kids say the darnest things!

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    1. Bubba has been a lot of fun. I'm sure we'll both enjoy reading about his antics in the future!

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  10. he's a paid stalker, a professional stalker

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  11. You couldn't write dialog that perfect.

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    1. He certainly has some lines, doesn't he?

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  12. Poor guy. I guess he did what he was told, which is to pay attention.

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    1. Who knew paying attention was such hard work!

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  13. Awww...poor Bubba. Paying attention and following the teacher's word is so hard!

    Nas

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  14. Hehe! Perhaps he needs to learn to pay more attention with his ears than his eyes (and neck movements).

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    1. I think somehow his ears and eyes are connected. One doesn't work without the other. ;0)

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  15. Ha, neck cramp. The hazards of paying attention in school!!

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  16. Sounds like the ears need more practise... LOL

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  17. Aww! What a cool teacher to reward him with a colorful roach. :)

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    1. I think the treasure box is a good motivational tool to encourage kids to behave.

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  18. A neck cramp! Well, maybe he will risk it for another cool toy....:D

    Smart teacher:)

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    1. Plastic roaches always make getting a neck cramp worth it.

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  19. He has a point there Sherry. Neck cramps can cause trouble in later life perhaps he thought of that.
    Yvonne.

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    1. So I take it you know about these things? ;0)

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  20. lol neck cramps suck, not worth following every day

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