What a great way to spend a Thursday morning.
I was invited into the unknown and secret world (wee C’s words not mine) of a primary 1 class. My mission, that I daringly chose to accept, was to read to his class as part of book week. So, I arrived, 3 coffees for the better I might add, clutching my second last copy of ‘No Chocolate For Sam’. And wow, there they all were. Forty non-blinking eyes to match the twenty cheesy grins and the scene was set.
I had rehearsed a wee speech in my head but I think being un-prepared when it comes to wee people is the way forward. I completely forgot how small the seats were, took me back so it did. Wee C’s grin was amazing to see and I felt really proud to be there and read my work rather than someone else’s. They all seemed to like it. Well in so far as none of them fell asleep or picked their nose. I even had a mini Q & A session and I thought I did pretty well not to laugh – kids are just amazing wee things and their sheer innocence and niavity astounded me.
So to clarify P1K, no – I don’t have an office but I would like one, I am more like Master Potter stuck under the stairs away from all the muggles, yes – I was your teacher at tumble tots, yes – that’s great that you have cats too and no – I can’t read my very bad hand writing in my notebook very well either. A well known author had been there the day before and seemingly I am as cool as her as she had a notebook too!
You know the saying, never work with children or animals but it was brilliant fun and I wanted to stay.