Monday, December 7, 2009

ticket to ride

Sharrod: Man, cheyenne get your fat nose outta my buisness!

Sharrod! come with me now.

Joselyn: Mr. B! I could talk to you?

Not now Joselyn, maybe when I'm done talking to Sharrod.

Joselyn: Mr. B! i need to talk to you!

In a minute, Joselyn.

Sharrod: man, I didn't do nothin' mr. B!

Come with me.

You called Joselyn ugly earlier and you just called Cheyenne fat. Why?

Sharrod: she was messin' with me first!

Drew: Is Sharrod giving you trouble? he needs to go home.

Sharrod: No, Mr. B! I'll be good! don't call my momma!

(A brief paraphrase)
Drew & I: Sharrod, do you understand that when you let Cheyenne get to you enough that you get in trouble for responding to her, she is bossing you around? She wants you to get in trouble, and when you call her fat or say you want to bust her jaw, she is winning. You don't want her to win, do you?

Sharrod: No, man. but she messin' with me!

She's winning, Sharrod.

Sharrod: ok, i'll be good.

Joselyn: Mr. B! I could talk to you!

Ok ms. Joselyn, what do you need.

Joselyn: I could talk to you in the hall!

ok, come with me.

Joselyn: up there was a computer lab.

It's not anymore though. What do you need?

Joselyn: It was before! when I was little!

I believe you, what do you need to talk to me about?

Joselyn: We could go in the office?

Hold on. What are we talking about here.

Joselyn: We gotsta talk about my behave!

Why? You've been a little talkative, but nothing too bad.

Joselyn: I was gonna be in trouble!

As long as you keep your arguing down, you'll be fine. Lets go back, its time to pack up to go home.

Joselyn: You could zip up my coat?

I guess so. come on, I have to go get the other kids.

Have a good day Ms. Joselyn.

Joselyn:Bye, Mr. B! my gramma come to pick me up!

I believe you. Go downstairs to meet her!

And that's how I get through stressful days.