Me: What was that?
Student: What was what?
Me: It’s Valentine’s Day.
Student: I know. That’s what I just said.
Today in class, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we wrote love poems.
Me: “Today you are all going to get to channel your inner William Shakespeare to write the ultimate love poem for Valentine’s Day. Many of you have probably heard of Shakespeare- He wrote plays like Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, and many well-known poems. If fact some of you might have seen Gnomeo and Juliet over the weekend.”
Student 1: “Shakespeare didn’t write about love. In Romeo and Juliet, didn’t they all die in the end? Yah. They died. They jumped off that wall.”
Me: “Well they did die, but I’m pretty sure there was poison and daggers involved.”
Student 1: “No. They jumped off that brick wall.”
Student 2: “That was Humpty Dumpty.”
Student 1: “Oh. Right… I never could keep all of my children’s stories straight.”