I stood in front of the room discussing the definition of clichés. We were working on developing more complex theme statements. The clichés bounced around the room.
‘Life is hard.’
B shot his hand straight up in the air struggling to keep his bottom in his seat.
“Yes, B, what is a cliché that you have heard?” I asked
“Butter my butt and call me a biscuit!” he answered with volume and pride.
The room erupted! I had no words. The kids looked at me. I looked back at them.
We laughed and laughed and laughed.
“No, B, that is not a cliché , but it definitely is funny!”
These moments are the ones that remind me that through all the hard things, these kids truly are the best!