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Not a Super Bowl Sized Malfunction May 26, 2010

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Due to resent events, I thought I’d reminisce about a few crazy wardrobe malfunctions. Okay, get your mind out of the gutter! This is not the Super Bowl nor is Janet Jackson going to pop out of this blog. Do I have to remind you that these stories are about kids in an Elementary School? Seriously.

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The first malfunction occurred my first year teaching (you know 22 and fresh out of college ready to take the world).  It was a regular day and while I was teaching, Jackie raised her hand to go to the restroom. I gave her permission and out the door she fled. After a while,  I looked at the clock. I thought, “Hmmm…she’s been gone for quit some time.”  So I stood outside my room and peered down the hallway. That’s where I saw Jackie…crying. “My pants are stuck and I really have to go” She hysterically told me.

ENTER THE COLLEGE PROFESSOR’S VOICE: “Do not touch the children.”

ENTER COLLEGE PROFESSOR NUMBER TWO: “Do not be in a place with a student alone.”

What do I do? UGH!

Meanwhile, Jackie is crying more and I’m panicking. So, I go to my mentor teacher and asked, “Now what?” Honestly, I was glad that she was equally perplexed about the situation. Since there was no other option, we had to get the button out of the teeny tiny slot in her jeans. I believe we told her to suck it in and we worked together to get her unbuttoned. Luckily, she made it into the bathroom and everything was fine until she came back out asking, “Can you help me button them again?”

SIGH. While we maneuvered the button back through the teeny tiny slot, I told her to never wear those jeans again!

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This leads me to today’s wardrobe malfunction. Sweet, sweet Jason came into the room and I noticed his zipper was down. I knew he would be very embarrassed if the other kids saw, so I asked him to come over. Jason’s very shy and he was standing quit a distance from me so I had to coax him closer. Finally, I whispered, “Honey, your zipper is down. Go ahead back to the restroom.” He nodded at me. At that moment, I was pleased that I alleviated a scene until he walked away. That’s when he abruptly stopped, looked down, loudly gasped, and walked quickly out of the room. So much for subtlety.

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Note: All the names have been changed to protect the innocent and the not so innocent.