In my first year of teaching, a colleague and now my principal, once gave me some words of wisdom. He said,"Leigh Anne, there are two kinds of people in the world: those who get it, and those who don't."
Now I know that is a very fixed mindset and a simplistic view of the world. But many times after something happens at school that leaves us scratching our heads and wondering what in the world just happen, I will utter the words, "Two kinds of people in the world."
Some days, it is the only thing that gets us through.
Last week, a student came up and asked me if I wanted to read her story she was writing. It was a mystery, and she was already on chapter three. In one scene, her main character was dared to eat a worm for a dollar. Both of these boys were a little mischievous, and her character development was amazing for a 6th grader.
After the boy ate the worm, this line from that scene left me laughing out loud.
"Well, I guess there are two kinds of people in the world, those who eat worms for a dollar and those who are picky eaters."
Yep, two kinds of people in the world.