Friday, August 29, 2008

That Boy's Just Makin' Up His Own Schedule

It was the first day of school.


Alexis would be starting 2nd grade.


Courtney and Chloe would be juniors in high school.


Little Billy would move on from elementary school to middle school and join his friends and 7 new teachers in 6th grade ...


The year was ... 2008.


Alexis arrived home first - all went well.

The twins drove themselves home later in the afternoon - all went well.

Little Billy ...

............ had a story to tell.



"How was your day - Little Billy?" I asked as soon as he walked in the front door.

"Fine," he said, and threw his new back pack on the floor, kicked off his shoes and then he headed for the pantry.


"What was it like?" I follow him into the kitchen.


"No big deal," he stands in front of the pantry with his back to me - eyeing the Little Debbie snack cakes and bags of chips.


"Did you see any of your friends?"


"Yes."


"Did you like your teachers?"


"Yes."


"Did you find your locker?"


"Yes."


"Did you remember the combination?"


"Yes."


"Did you take notes."


"Yes."


"Did you bring home any papers for me to fill out?"


"Yes."


"Did you eat your lunch?"


"I had two lunches today," he offers casually, while pulling himself up on a bar stool at the kitchen island.



*blink blink*



"You took two lunches - you ate two lunches?" I ask.


"No," he stuffs a handful of Lays potato chips into his mouth, "I only ate one lunch - but ... I went to lunch two times," he's stretching his neck to see the TV behind me.


*blink blink*



"Wwhat? What are you talking about?"


"I went to lunch and then after ... I went to my Art class. When I got there - they were all going to lunch - so I went again," he's munching on chips and straining to see the TV - he's very calm.


"Why did you do that?" I move to stand between him and the TV - trying to make him focus on our conversation.


"I made a mistake," he confesses. "I was supposed to go to Advisory first and then to lunch and then back to Art. I went to lunch first - by myself. When I finished and went to Advisory - it was over and they were all going to lunch - so I went again," he thinks this all makes perfect sense - he's a bit agitated having to explain it.


"What did your teacher say?"


"To go to lunch," he emphasises the word lunch like ... lun-CH and then rolls his eyes.


"I mean about you not showing up for Advisory?"


"Oh ... she said, 'Where've you been ... Little Billy?'" he again is trying to see the TV.


"Was she mad?"


"Nope."


"Didn't you wonder where everyone else was - during lunch, I mean?"


"Nope."


"Who did you eat with?"


"I ate by myself."


"Don't do that again tomorrow - m'kay?"


"Okay."



On the upside ... All I could think of was him sitting there in the cafeteria eating all by himself - thinking he was where he was supposed to be. And then ... headed off to class and walking in like nothin' was up. I would have loved to have seen the look on his teacher's face when he said he'd already been to lun-CH! I know him well enough to know that he just strolled into that classroom and even when he realized he had screwed up interrupting his schedule that ... he still acted very cool. I think he would have simply turned around - gotten in line behind the other kids and --- headed off for lunch - AGAIN! *Little Billy's mom can't stop laughing*

Stumble Upon Toolbar

64 comments:

My boys are Army Brats said...

LMAO that's hilarious! Silly boy! I love that he handled it so well. I dread the day my little Tayton has to follow a schedule in a giant school. OMG I'm gonna have to homeschool he can't handle that kind of stress. I'm nauseas now thanks Kellan! Oh wait, he's in first grade, maybe by then his SI disorder will be under control, or maybe I can just go to school with him??

The Fritz Facts said...

That is hilarious! I remember my brother doing something like that, only with his gym class. He had gym twice the first day, and thought it was the best day ever.

I love the attitude...seriously mom...what don't you get. lol

So glad everyone had a good first day.

tammy said...

That is the best first day of school story every. Hilarious! That Billy....he's a keeper!

Kami said...

Ah, a boy after my own heart. Two lunches sounds perfect to me!

Brenda said...

Hahahaha, clever boy that Little Billy. We have those one sided conversations almost every afternoon here.

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

He is the coolest kid! I love that he is so nonchalant and unfased by it all.
Thanks for sharing!

Brittany said...

ha ha ha. Ohhh little billy. So funny!

Hyphen Mama said...

I love that he didn't get upset and just went with it.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Way to be chill about it Billy!

Sally said...

Leave it to Billy. He's definitely one of a kind unless of course, he takes after one or other of his parents. :)

The Boyds Family said...

Oh Kellan - that is classic!! I'm laughing with you...That Little Billy; he's something else. LOL!

kaylee said...

OMG Too funny just had surgery so ithats why i havent been here!!!!!

forgetfulone said...

This happens more often that you might realize, what with the strange way they schedule lunches and classes at some schools, like mine, and especially during the first week of school.

lusciouschaos said...

I am one of your new friends from createbuzz. I have a sixth grade boy as well--we went to orientation today. I was more stressed than he was. Ya gotta love a kid who can take it in stride.

Joanna said...

Oh to be laid back and not care if I messed up! That's a gift. And what boy wouldn't want to eat lunch twice?

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Too funny! i remember being totally freaked out on my first day of jr high. I'd have terrible dreams that I'd forgotten my combo and my whole class schedule it was terrible!

Ellyn said...

Lun-CH. That cracked me up. Jeesh, mom pull your head out of the sand. funny.

Kaci said...

That's so funny!! Little Billy hope you enjoyed your lunches!! :)

Karen said...

I love that he takes life in stride like that. He cracks me up.

Amy said...

Bless his heart.:)

Kel said...

Oh how funny...what a picture of of calm, collected and COOL! Hopefully he'll figure out that is not normal (to be alone at lunch) for the next time!)

Have a wonderful weekend!
~K

Dawn said...

I remember that happening to me so long ago in middle school! Those schedules can be confusing. ;) I don't think I was so cool about it though.

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Maybe he's smarter than everyone and KNEW his body required double food that day!!

Hallie

Crystal D said...

So THAT is what having a boy child is like! I'll tell you right now that if that would have happened to me in middle school I would have been in tears. LOL
Man, he is just a trip!

JenniBeanV said...

LOL! New schedules are tricky things! At least he didn't seem to mind! I probably would have hidden in the bathroom!

Courtney said...

It happens. With that said, most kids are so embarassed, but not your cool son. He is just so nonchalant about it. He is a riot.

My Wonderful Men said...

Middle school takes some getting use to. But it sounds like he was cool about it.

One Scrappy Chicklet said...

Little Billy is the coolest. When he gets his schedule arranged to his needs all will be well. LOL

Have a great Holiday weekend.

Monogram Queen said...

That boy - never a dull moment with him! He's "too cool for school" *wink*

Laura said...

Well - at least you do not have to worry about him being intimidated - he will march to his own beat, or, well, lunch schedual!

MamáChanga said...

CLASSIC!!! Ah the 'tude these middle schoolers have, that's why I LOVED teaching them. Not quite grown-up and not little anymore, just trying to find out who they are and doing their best to navigate and merge into the grown-up world.

Hugs & Blessings!

Amanda said...

LOL! What a boy!!

dani said...

kellan, i love that little billy of yours!!! he never ceases to bring a smile to my face... NEVER!!!
love,
dani

Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING said...

This was great story telling, Kellan. I felt like I was in the room listening to annoyed Little Billy retelling the story.

KEEP BELIEVING

Tanja said...

What a great story and the best part of it was how cool, calm and collected he was!

katy said...

Most kids would have panicked but sounds like he handled it well.
I left you an award over at my place, come visit and pick it up.

common mom said...

HAHAHAHAH!!! Such a cool kid . . . strolling around like he's the ONLY one who knew what was going on ;-)

Fingers To Toes Photography said...

Gosh I love your blog always makes me chuckle! :)

What a silly little man!

Stacie said...

that is so funny...he is a doll and lunch twice sounds like the perfect day in my book!

bichonpawz said...

He's one cool kid....that Little Billy!!

Helen E.M. Wright said...

I hope this isn't a glimpse of what's to come! ;)

bren j. said...

Little Billy seems to have such a laid-back, roll with the punches attitude. I love it!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

oh thanks for that... histaricul!

mannequin said...

Things that would upset the crap out of me and have me in hysterics cowering in a corner are passed off with such a blase attitude by kids.
Whatever....

Smoochiefrog said...

I'm trying to figure out how after eating 2 lunches he was hungry enough to eat again when he got home.

Oh wait, he's a boy child. Nevermind. :)

Michelle said...

Well at least his teacher was cool about it. It would not be fun to get detention on the very first day for skipping!

And I'd never heard of advisory before meeting my husband. We didn't have it growing up, but apparently that's what they do around here, too. What a bizarre concept.

Elizabeth said...

Too cool dude!
I love that he ate alone and then headed off for class.
Too cute.
Blessings, EJT

Tabitha said...

I just love little billy sooo much Kellan!! I can just picture him sitting there all alone ~ without a care in the world ~ so funny!!
love and hugs XXXXX

the dragonfly said...

Oh so funny!!!

:)

Dad said...

HE did just find. forty years from now he probably won't remember the occurrence. and you just might have trouble remembering it, too. HA

Leah said...

I love his confidence! I'd have probably been in the office in tears, confused as to where I was supposed to be and TERRIFIED I was gonna be in trouble

Katrina said...

Your little Billy reminds me SO much my little brother Nick! I could totally imagine this happening to him. In fact I'm sure something similar probably has.

Belle said...

It could have been worse. Lorelai changed her schedule and moved to an 8:00 am chemistry class. She overslept then got lost trying to find the building. To her credit when class was over she marched up to the front and apologized to the professor. Needless to say, he won't forget her...I just hope he can forgive her!!

Ellie said...

That is very cute and amusing story! I remember how nervous I was my first middle school day..... phew.... I survived. :D

Jyl said...

Are all boys the same? I can hardly get a word out of mine. I thought maybe it was because they are 7 and 5, but it sounds like I have a long and silent road ahead of me.

Love the graphic!

Jen said...

Little boys, men, they're all the same. He's going to do great in life since he lets stress just roll right off of him! That is a great story!

Amanda said...

At least you didn't have to worry about him going hungry!

Cindy said...

Little Billy did well : )
I remember middle school lunch being so strange after leaving grade school. Grade school is a really good thing. Why do they change it after 5th grade? Why can't there just be one teacher
per year all the way through college???? Sheesh.

Threeundertwo said...

Hilarious. At least he's not the stress-out-about-things type.

kaylee said...

I AM BACK :0

Ann(ie) said...

I'm with him. Two lunches sounds like a pretty perfect first day. ;)

JCK said...

He does seem amazingly cool and unruffled!

Andrea said...

This made me laugh out loud so hard. He is the most hilarious kid EVER!!

Angela said...

Hey that is not bad two lunches

it is a good way to be nice and chill

Sitemap