So on Monday my first day back at school, I of course had a moment of drama, a crazy one!
I had a mom and her Pre-K (4yr old) in to enroll, when her little boy spotted a HUGE Grasshopper on my wall...and we all know how much I HATE Grasshoppers!
As is usual here, he looked like he was on speed for growth and I was completely freaked out. But this time so was mom, who it turns out had a bad experience as a child with one. Her dad knocked one off her arm when she was little and the head was left behind on her, ever since they freak her out too.
So let me paint you a picture....HUGE Grasshopper on wall too high for 4 yr old to reach. Me aka. Mrs 'brave professional' School Secretary lifts him up so HE can grab it for us. But he's not quite fast enough and it leaps onto the carpet, I scream, mom screams and 4yr old races after it!Each time he goes to grab it he just misses it and it jumps, under my desk, up the wall and into my trash can. There the 4yr old contemplates his next move, as mom advises him "grab the legs like dad has shown you" and we both stand well back!Out it jumps again straight onto mom who screams and backs into the wall, whilst our little hero scrabbles after it. Enough is enough for me now, so I make an 'All Call' announcement into the main school (no students yet) - "This is the office, we have a MAJOR problem with a Grasshopper and I need IMMEDIATE HELP from someone" this was accompanied by background shrieking from mom. I get a callback from a room to say help is coming, but in the meantime we have him spotted under the fax stand.Mom asks me for a paper towel, which she bravely hands to her 4yr old and instructs him to cover the Grasshopper with it! He succeeds and with much encouragement from us, he picks it up and gets it outside just as help arrives.So two grown women were saved from Grasshopper horror by about a 3ft tall 4yr old, needless to say he is already my fave Pre-K student! Oh how I've missed work and it's dramas!