Sunday, February 6, 2011

Moments with Joey – Eye Doctors & Tooth Fairies

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SCENE 1, INTERIOR. MORNING, CLASSROOM. The teacher is helping a young boy with his equivalent fractions assignment before school. After a few minutes the boy starts to understand it; the teacher begins to score journal entries. After a several more minutes the boy puts his pencil down.

JOEY: When I was little, I didn’t believe in the eye doctor. [Pause]. But then I found out that he really does exist.

[Offhandedly, not really paying attention].

TEACHER: Oh, so sort of like the opposite of the tooth fairy?

[There is an intake of surprised breath from the boy, and his eyes widen like fried eggs. The teacher notices the look of shock on the boy’s face and quickly adds].

TEACHER: Just kidding, the tooth fairy? Totally real.

[The boy breathes out a sigh of relief and begins to work on his assignment again].

JOEY: I always knew it.

[Fade to black].

22 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

OUCH! LOL Reminds me of the time when my son and his friend were talking about Santa and his friend's brother was behind them, they realized it and they both said " Ryan, u do KNOW Santa isn't real!?" Poor Ryan, had such a shocked look they thought he was gonna cry.. Instead he tried sounding like a cool kid and denying he did know Santa wasn't real.

Amy said...

That is funny!

Kelly said...

Was he serious or playing a game with you? My kids always knew we were the tooth fairy.

Mamma has spoken said...

Funny Joey.

tammy said...

I think it's funny he didn't believe in the eye doctor.

FabuLeslie said...

hahaha. Nice save, Teachinfourth. Hey, I forgot to write to tell you I got your amazing photo. I had ideas to make a post of it, and never did. I'm kinda lame on my blogging responsibilities lately. Thanks for the photo and the note. I will frame it and hang it hopefully this summer. :)

Kristina P. said...

Ha! Close one.

Today's Gift said...

Joey's back! Haha, good save.

Thanks for the link to your post about FB- it definitely helped.

Nikki said...

hahaha! I love reading Joey posts.

Connie said...

The innocence of youth...wait, he's in 5th grade! Really?

Teachinfourth said...

K & K - He was joking...it was quite humorous though.

FL - I'm glad you liked it. I'm thrilled to see what you do with it (or not)...life is good.

TG - I'm glad that that post was helpful. I still get hits on it from search engines even after 2 or so years.

C - He was joking. At least, I'm 98.6% sure he was.

Rachel said...

Oh you wretched mean balloon popper!

I hate the tooth fairy..... Who ever invented the tooth fairy is going to hear from me when I meet him/her......

Barbaloot said...

Nice save. Although, I kind of think it's criminal for anyone who still believes in the tooth fairy to be doing something called "equivalent fractions." What a strange world.

mama-face said...

I'm not so sure he was joking-the tooth fairy was the last one down for my Joey. Or at least that's the story he gives.

He didn't believe in the eye dr. ahahahaha.

You keep changing your blog around-feeling antsy? (I like it though.. as if that matters.)

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I wish I could be in your classroom. It's stuff for a comedy show!

Like the new layout. Now can we talk about Word Verification?

Teachinfourth said...

R - Somebody's gotta do it...

Just kidding. Like I said, I'm positive that he was 'play acting' just because that's the kind of kid he is.

MF - I was just trying to clean up some code and ended up deciding that the best way to go about it was to do a bit of an overhaul. It still looks basically the same though, right?

Glad you like it...I like it, too.

Y - Is the verification bothering you? I will admit that I don't like it either, but the spam junk was a bit too much for a while.

Tell you what, I'll turn it off until I start getting spam again, deal?

Cheeseboy said...

Holy crap, that is funny. Eye docs and tooth fairies probably eat breakfast together in their mansions in the sky.

Vanessa said...

That was close! I would hate for you to be the one to blow that out of the water!

Stef said...

Hahaha. Ooops. Well, I flat out told my son. He had lost a tooth and came in one morning and said, "It's day number three and she still hasn't left me money." To which I responded, "Kobe. It's me. She is me. There is $2 in my drawer. Go ahead and get it." Am I a bad mom?

T said...

I would LOVE to kill off the tooth fairy at our house. Who ever thought it would be a fun idea for the tooth fairy to take their disgusting little rotten bits of bone and replace them with a shiny golden dollar, a cute teeny tiny little note written in miniature little letters causing a hand cramp and a sprinkling of fairy dust glitter ought to be shot.

as soon as littlest learns equivalent fractions I'm putting an end to this insanity!

the eye doctor? will suffer the same fate.

(and as to the word verification... I'm turning mine back ON - the spam comments are driving me batty... especially those that are popping up on 3 year old posts suddenly!)

Valerie said...

We are total heretics and haven't done tooth fairy, santa, easter bunny, nada. We still do the traditions, but the kids know it's us. I worried at first this would scar the kids, but turns out, they aren't so worried about who the benefactor is, they just care about getting the loot

M-Cat said...

Whoops

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