On the first day of school I knew Rodney was going to be a huge
trial of my patience source of entertainment for me. You see, he's one of those kids who tells tales. TALL tales. I mentioned in a previous post that in first grade, he stuck a corn nut in his ear and blamed it on the sweetest, quietest, most angelic boy on the planet. Read on:
Mr. Show: Rodney, you turned in your work without finishing it. Look, you only did the first two problems. What happened?
Rodney: Well, I guess I fell asleep at my desk, and while I was sleeping, a stranger came into the room and took my paper that wasn't finished and put it in the finished work basket.
Mr. Show: Uh-huh. Well you stay awake this time and go finish your work.
Mr. Show: (speaking to the whole class) Someone took Ben's Gushers. He brought them for his snack, and now at recess he will have no snack. Did anyone see who took them?
Rodney: (raising his hand) Yes, I think I did, Mr. Show. When I was getting a drink, I looked over and saw a man in a dark cape take them and eat them.
Mr. Show: Really? How mysterious!
Rodney: Well, I know what you can do to see who stole them. They were blue gushers and they get stuck in your teeth really bad. Just walk around and look at everyone's teeth. The one who stole the Gushers will have blue teeth.
Mr. Show: If anyone has anything they'd like to tell me about it, you can tell me privately on the way to lunch.
Walking in line to lunch, several students told me that they saw Rodney with blue teeth.
I need to get a handle on this Rodney situation, don't you think?