“Teacher, what’s lube?”
Moments like these leave you with a loss for words and a surplus of giggles.
Amazingly, this shit happens all the time.
As a first time teacher, my only wish is that my eyeballs were hidden cameras.
I am completely biased, but Korean kids are arguably the greatest children on the planet. My students, specifically, are so loving, incredibly smart, and their accents are almost too much to handle. What always catches me by surprise, though (even after 5 months of teaching here), is how downright funny these kiddos can be. I am convinced every teacher would have a successful blog if all they did was share their students with the world. So I am going to do just that:
Introducing 9-year-old, Ethan. Every Monday he plucks a strand of hair from my head for good keeping…
This is 7-year-old Kyle. Kyle is always happy. The other day I asked him if he ever gets lonely being an only child. This is how the rest of the conversation went:
“No, I have my girlfriend.”
“Oh you have a girlfriend?”
“Yeah, we kiss! We met a long long time ago at a kids cafe.”
“I see. Do you want to marry this girl, Kyle?”
“Well she lives in Sweden, so I am not sure if we will marry. But I know she loves me.”
One day after lunch, 7-year-old Stella told me she lost her toy banana, so I helped her find it. The next morning she came in with this.
I know teachers aren’t suppose to pick favorites, but I have, and this is him. Introducing 5-year-old Sejune. He is bigger than all the other kids, he’s a little violent, and he says bad words, but he also tells the teachers he loves them every day.
Not sure what Justin was going for in this drawing…
This is Brian. Don’t let that snaggle tooth fool you. I have mastered the death glare because of Brian. A few weeks ago he told me his mother saw me at the jimjilbang the day before. In other words, his mother saw me naked.
While teaching brings constant joy and comedy into my life, it also brings a lot of noise, fit throwing, and boogers. Some days my cheeks hurt from smiling so much, and other days my throat hurts from losing my cool too much. 5-year-old, AJ, stole my phone and caught me in action on one of those days.
This English teaching gig is my first “big girl” job, and it’s the first one that I love more and more every day. It’s chaotic, unpredictable and messy, but it is impossible to get through a day without a good laugh . I’m tellin’ ya… Korea doesn’t give your abs a break. But that just means you can eat all the KBBQ and kimchi you want, so life is b-e-a-utiful 🙂