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!"

2 comments:

Chitown Meg said...

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

my mid mid-life crisis said...

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

The toy? It was: http://mymidmidlifecrisis.blogspot.com/2008/10/greatesttoyever.html from an earlier post.