Thursday, October 16, 2008

I Can't

I've learned a few things this week- more specifically- I've learned all about what they don't teach you at a psychology program for grad school (or at least my grad program).

1. What to do when a fourth grader rushes into your office because he wants to end his life (really, this is sad- I shouldn't be joking about it) because he is overweight and his peer just told him that he looks like he ate half the cafeteria. I know what to do when a child says that they want to end their life, but I don't really know how to help him feel better about his weight. I just sat there like, uhhhhhhhhhh. I finally told him that I thought he was smart, and that he was very nice looking, and had nice hair (seriously, wtf was I thinking?).. Why didn't we cover weight issues in grad school?

2. I didn't learn how to keep a straight face. Today, the second graders were shown a picture of a pipe. Clearly, none of them knew what it was, so their hint was, "Santa smokes this." The answer (that was shouted aloud VERY loudly), "Pot!"


University of Iowa Meg said...

lol....sorry, this reminds me of my days at camelot.....funny....and sad at the same time!

Kids, Canines, and Chaos said...

That's tough. But, it's all they know.

The toy? It was: from an earlier post.