My favorite complaint

  1. Working in 6-8 I get some lost teeth visits.

    Man do I love just writing their name on an elvelope and sealing their body part up to take home.

    These kids get so excited! I even had one 6th grader tell me he would get $5 for his premolar!

    I would gladly pack up 5 lost teeth (not broken or forced out due to injury) in exchage for just one less stomach ache a day.
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  2. 19 Comments

  3. by   moreoreo
    Mine, too!

    Some days I just can't help but ask, "what's wrong?" as the children file in one after the other through my revolving door. When one proudly says, "I lost my tooth!" or even just holds out a hand meekly containing something tiny, my tone immediately changes- "that's not wrong, that's great! Good job!" Many of them say something like, “remember when I lost my other tooth the other day?” And the funny thing is, I do!
  4. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    See, when a 7th graders lose a tooth, I have had teacher freak out because they think there are no baby teeth left for a student to lose and it must be an adult tooth and that so very bad! Yes, teachers, a 7th graders can lose a baby tooth and no, it isn't a big deal.
  5. by   WineRN
    Lost Teeth and "rashes" that can be removed with an alcohol pad. The first is always a celebration and the second makes usually makes everyone involved laugh
  6. by   Farawyn
    "Can I borrow a pad?"

    Borrow? No. No, my dear, you may not BORROW.
    But you may have one.
  7. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    Quote from Farawyn
    "Can I borrow a pad?"

    Borrow? No. No, my dear, you may not BORROW.
    But you may have one.
    YES. THIS.

    I even have staff ask me "Can I borrow a tissue?" No, you can't. But you may have one. I do NOT want it back.
  8. by   Mo.the.nurse.
    In 6th grade my English teacher kept extras in her drawer, so we wouldn't have to go all the way to the nurse if we forgot and she would always do this to me. Now it's funny but at the time I would get so mad at her. I always wanted to say," Just give it to me lady!"
  9. by   JerseyTomatoMDCrab
    Quote from Farawyn
    "Can I borrow a pad?"

    Borrow? No. No, my dear, you may not BORROW.
    But you may have one.
    I don't need it back. Call it a gift.
  10. by   Flare
    i don't mind if they need a pad - it's when they come every single day of their cycle and try to take handfuls of my supplies. I get it - the stuff isn't cheap, but their designer jeans aren't either.
  11. by   kidzcare
    Quote from Flare
    i don't mind if they need a pad - it's when they come every single day of their cycle and try to take handfuls of my supplies. I get it - the stuff isn't cheap, but their designer jeans aren't either.
    When I worked in the jr high I would make a point to tell the girls the first time they came in "These are always here if you get surprised at school. Just make sure you bring your own tomorrow!" and I put up a sign that said to only take ONE after stopping one girl from taking 4 to use throughout the day.

    I also ordered the inexpensive, thick, uncomfortable ones so they would not be the girls' preference
  12. by   cid1
    New law in Illinois that pads and tampons must be provided free of charge in restrooms. Which solves the problem of poeple who can't afford pads, etc during the week, but what about weekends?? Also, takes away our ability to help instill some personal responsibility.

    On the tooth subject--my daughter is 14 and has only lost 8 teeth, so she will be going to the nurse for envelopes for years to come
  13. by   AdobeRN
    Quote from cid1
    New law in Illinois that pads and tampons must be provided free of charge in restrooms. Which solves the problem of poeple who can't afford pads, etc during the week, but what about weekends?? Also, takes away our ability to help instill some personal responsibility.

    On the tooth subject--my daughter is 14 and has only lost 8 teeth, so she will be going to the nurse for envelopes for years to come
    Good grief another ridiculus law. Makes you wonder what kind of people have the time to sit around and think up this stuff then have the time and effort to push it thru.
  14. by   nmr79
    Quote from cid1
    New law in Illinois that pads and tampons must be provided free of charge in restrooms. Which solves the problem of poeple who can't afford pads, etc during the week, but what about weekends?? Also, takes away our ability to help instill some personal responsibility.

    On the tooth subject--my daughter is 14 and has only lost 8 teeth, so she will be going to the nurse for envelopes for years to come
    Ha! I'm in Chicagoland, and I had the pleasure of working with the super awkward, young, male custodian. He was so embarrassed asking me where we should put the new dispenser. Poor kid. He's probably about 25.

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