Tuesday, January 06, 2009

What are they feeding these kids?

The chickadees rolled back in today. It was pretty typical. They were excited and gabby - after all they hadn't seen each other for two whole weeks - and about six of them couldn't remember their locker combinations. Nothing out of the ordinary with that chain of events.


Am I the only one who is astounded - just astounded - that you can actually notice a growth spurt in a kid in a two week time period???

Honestly, Pinball Boy is now my height! He wasn't my height on the last day of school before break, but today I could stand there and look him in the eye. It freaked me out so bad, I called Mrs. Social Studies over (she, like me, is not exactly tall).

"Is it me, or has Pinball Boy grown?" I asked her as Pinball Boy stood there and giggled and smiled, loving the attention.

She looked him up and down, and her eyes widened. "Oh my gosh, he is taller! What on earth did your momma feed you during break!?"

Pinball grinned and giggled some more and said she fed him lots of good stuff.

Well, it's working. That kid took a leap in height, and he wasn't the only one. Another of my homeroom kids, who was a frail tiny thing two weeks ago, had to have added on an inch, as well as some weight, during break. Amazing.

Of course I added to my frame as well, but it was all in my butt and my stomach. Such is life. It's back to Weight Watchers and the gym.


ChiTown Girl said...

I go through this after every Christmas break, and my babies are only 5 or 6!! It's simply amazing how much they can grow and change in two weeks, isn't it?

Karen said...

No, you are not the only one. As one student walked into my classroom yesterday I did a double take and commented that I thought he had grown in the two weeks off!

Angela Watson said...

Yes, yes, yes! I don't know how it's possible, but TWO kiddos in the third grade at our school made me do a double take yesterday. WOW!

HappyChyck said...

I haven't noticed with my students lately, but when my stepchildren go to their grandparents for a week or two, I swear they come back taller!

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean, whenever I came back home from a term at uni by brother would be very very noticably taller!

He is now more than a foot taller than me and still growing, towering above my parents too...

Sometimes we wander whether he was accidently swapped for another baby when he was born!