~ They get crazy excited when they find out you have the same birthday. To the point where they tell the rest of the class and when you walk in they all start yelling "happy birthday!" and giving you hugs.
~ The kid who asks you how old you are every day (and after the first month you say "the same age I was last time" and they get excited when they remember correctly) asks you how old you are now and you ask them to tell you and they get excited when they get it right.
~ Hey, adding one is a big task when you get to numbers this high!
~ They react in shock when they hear how old you are and say things like "You look like you're 16 or 17!"
~ They tell you how old their mothers are and the numbers are all shockingly low . . . or high.
~ Like the one who told me her mom was born a year after my own.
~ They come up behind you and give you hugs for no reason.
~ They tell you you're their favorite.
~ They take spelling tests on homophones and when they hear the word is "too, as in also," write "olso."
~ They hear the word is "their as in 'I'm going to their house'," and they write "house."
~ They only know half a dozen jokes but they love to tell you jokes so they scramble the jokes and punchlines. It doesn't make any sense but they don't get why it's not funny anymore and that makes you laugh. So they keep doing it.
~ And it gets to the point that they ask the question and you sit there for three minutes watching the little gears in their head spinning as they try to come up with a combination they haven't used before.
~ They're ready for summer but they're not completely burned out like the fourth graders.
~ They love telling you what time it is and how many more minutes there are until lunch (although they will apparently lose this skill within the next two years . . . don't even get me started).
~ They're still cute.
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You know what's crazy? She's probably, like, seven or eight by now. Yep . . . a second grader.
Also - we are so doing this.