I’m sure we can all relate to wanting to burst into laughter while trying to hold it in.
As a school counselor, I get a glimpse into how kids see the world through their eyes. I wanted to take a moment to look at the lighter side of school counseling, and some of the funny things that have been said over the years.
I have to admit, with some of these, you just had to be there.
(During an elementary classroom introduction at the beginning of the school year.)
Counselor – “Does anyone know what a school counselor does?”
Student – “They cancel school!”
I thought about this for a moment and where he could have come up with this.
Counselor – “Oh! You must of heard school canceler, It’s school counselor!”
As the class bursts into laughter, I thought about what it would be like to be a School Canceler…like I go around cancelling school. “Alright everybody, schools cancelled! Whoo-hoo!”
6th grader – “My dad doesn’t work.”
Counselor – “Ah, so your dad’s not working right now.”
The student responds with the most sincerity.
6th grader – “No, my dads a Stay-at-Home Mom.”
Laughing on the inside while moving on.
2nd grader – “People don’t really know what I am.”
I noticed he had said this like a wise old man, beyond his years. Meanwhile, I’m wondering why he didn’t say who I am. He said what I am.
Counselor – “Oh, well…what are you?”
Student saying this again slowly, wise beyond his years.
2nd grader – “I’m just a guy in a blue jacket.”
Laughing on the inside. I’m not sure if he meant to be that profound in his statement. And yes, he was wearing a blue jacket. Read more