In Which I Almost Puke in Front of a Class

My wife and I recently had a new baby, which means I have momentarily become terrible at organizing my schedule.  Case in point, a few weeks ago, I had a Skype visit planned with the great Eric Carlson (@buffaloteacher), a Minnesota teacher who has read Peter Nimble to his class for the last three years.  I love Skyping, especially for teachers as awesome as Mr. C!  Here’s a picture I drew of him last year as a zombie: 

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So this year we had our annual Skype visit lined up, and Mr. C had his class all excited.  Witness some awesome pictures they drew in preparation: 

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But on the day we were set to Skype … I FORGOT ABOUT IT ENTIRELY!1

Mr Carlson’s class was very forgiving, but I felt like I had to make it up to them.  

So when we had our visit the following week, I added a little “punishment” for myself.  I spread out a whole bunch of food from my fridge along with a bowl and spoon 2After each kid asked a question, I let them instruct me to put one ingredient into the bowl and promised to eat it at the end.  Here’s what it looked like:

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I had promised to eat the entire bowl, but when push-came-to-shove, I could barely get down a single (heaping) spoonful … I may have even thrown up in my mouth a little bit while saying goodbye.  

All in all, I’d say it was an AWESOME Skype visit! 

  1. see previous point about the newborn
  2. Ingredients: Crispix, milk, maple syrup, soy sauce, catsup, mustard, ranch dressing, chocolate chips, croutons, banana peppers (and juice!), chocolate frosting, parmesan cheese.

2 Comments Leave a Comment

  • Okay, my third graders and I just finished Peter Nimble last week and WE LOVE IT. They are illustrating the second half and we wonder if you now have time to skye with us. We have questions and comments, you have a new baby so it might not work. Congratulations.
    Mr. K.

  • wow, i would have not even been able to get a spoonful down! :D





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