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bird poop and epidermis

just wanted to check in and
let you know about my day...

ok here is the 411
We are coming in from lunch
and once again my kiddos do NOT have recess
(this weather stinks and due to more dirt/mud than grass on the playground we stay in)
one of my boys comes over and tells me that a bird is stuck in our feeder
I look across the classroom and I see a small ball of fluff sticking out the bottom hole...
I ask
is it dead?
kid says... No it looked at me...
this kid is one of my brightest
SO I trusted this observation...
I had to think quick
by now ALL of the kids have rushed over to the window to
catch a glimpse of the bird in distress...
Heather (my across the hall bestie... (love ya Heather) asked what was going on
I told her
I rushed out the backdoor and Heather rushed to my window (ha ha ha)
I got to the bird feeder and
there it was a bird stuck in the feeder hole
a cute little birdy
STUCK in my bird feeder...
and then through my window
my kiddos and Heather (LOL)
staring at me in hopes that I will free the bird
and everything will be OK
so I grabbed the bird
OH so gently
it POOPED on me
a chorus of OOOOOHHHHHs and  YUCK comes through the window
I hold on to the bird and tug a little hoping it just POPS out...
imagine the pressure...
I could be a hero or a bird killer
all done in front of my kids and Heather
I tugged a little more
other side
all while trying not to POP the head off
because this little sucker is STUCK!!!!
and just when I thought all hope was lost
and there it was in my hand...
FREE and staring at me...
thoughts of a bird getting stuck in my hair or flying at my face
raced through my head
CHEERS ERUPTED in my classroom....
the bird looked at me like thanks... or
maybe he didn't have a chance to think
because I tossed
it in the air and he flew off....
I went back inside and told Heather I needed to disinfect
I didn't even go into the room
I went straight to the nurse's office with my
bird poopy hands and scrubbed the
first layer of epidermis off...

and that is how I was a hero today


  1. Hahahaha! A day in the life of a teacher.
    Glad you saved the bird and only had bird poop to scrub off and not bird GUTS!
    Buzzing with Ms. B

  2. Yay! You need a huge superhero F on your chest! and a cape.
    Dragonflies in First

  3. You were the "wind beneath his wings!"

    {rim shot}


    Going Nutty!


  4. HERO!!!!
    Haha and it just HAD to poop, didn't it! :) Too Funny!!
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First

  5. So funny! You literally scared the poop out of it!

    2B Honey Bunch
    The Best Endings

  6. You are brave!!!!!! Birds freak me out and I'm always afraid they are going to poop on my head from above. I would have been Heather -- safe inside, watching. :)
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  7. You gotta love what we do for our kiddos!

    ✪ Miss W

    Miss W Teaches

  8. I hope you know as I read that, I did it in your voice....:) Too funny...I know I haven't heard your voice but how I think you would sound. Too funny, I mean gross.....no, funny that the little booger pooped on you as you were saving its life!

    4th Grade Frolics

  9. Loved your story! Too funny! Never a Dull moment!


  10. Once upon a time, I was a track coach. At a junior high track invitational, I was pooped upon by a bird that was flying overhead. It dribbled down the back of my jacket. I didn't know. Nobody told me. At all. Until finally one of my runners said, "Uh, coach. I think a bird pooped all over you." That was fun. I can relate! Although, the silver lining in all of this is that supposedly this is good luck. In some cultures, the superstitious believe that this is a LUCKY thing. Google it! Totally didn't work for me. I am the walking billboard for Murphy's law... but perhaps it will work for you! :) Hahahahahaha! Maybe you'll be luckier than I was! :)

  11. Hilarious! I love it! I think your blog is awesome! I nominated you for an award! Come on over to accept!
    Daisy Days for Learning

  12. You are such a HERO!!!! I am thinking that maybe this bird feeder company needs to hear your story...they may need to recall that one...LOL!!! My class once found a bird that I think was in shock of some sort. It just sat there. My aide insisted on putting in a cage that she had...yes, she happened to have an empty bird cage in her car....don't ask, she was like Mary Poppins...but without the POppins.. Anywho, we put it in the cage with food and water. The next morning when I came in I noticed it was DEAD!!!!! I totally freaked out because I did not want my kiddos to have to find out. When the kids came in...they of course went to check on the bird and noticed it was gone. I tole them I had let her free because she seemed to be doing better (I know...I lied...the guilt just ate at me)...the entire rest of the year, every bird that looked like that one the kids would say..."oh look, there goes Precious" yes they named it. Each time I just choked a little and said, "hmmm, I doubt that" okay I only said that in my head...not out loud...I will never try saving a bird again...it was devastating & I def. was not a hero!! LOL!!

    THanks for sharing


    The 3AM Teacher

  13. I {PUFFY} heart this story! Super Farley! You will always be a hero to your kiddos! =)

    I was in a K class once that was hatching eggs. One little chicky was not very well and right after he hatched the others circled around him and pecked him to death before he could be saved....I am afraid those kiddos are forever scared!

    Ha! Michelle, I love how they still saw Precious! =)

    Heather's Heart

  14. you are a hero everyday but that was epic.

  15. LOVE your blog! I just gave you an award. When you get a chance, please stop by my blog to get it.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  16. Sure you already got this but here's another:)

    I love your blog and gave it an award:) Pop by to check it out:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  17. I am so glad that your story had a happy ending.

    Queen with Class

  18. I had a bird crap right on me - right ON my head- at recess in front of about 3 classes. I'm pretty sure it was a pterodactyl who had just eaten a cinder block with some blueberries mixed in. So disgusting. I had to wash it out the best I could and then go through the rest of the day with bird crap bangs slicked back under a makeshift rubberband headband. Not pretty.

    Sunny Days In Second Grade

  19. Ahhhhh. You must be so fun to have as a teacher. And so sweet. Bet the kids just love you! 8-) Bird poop, rescue, what a story!

    First Impressions

  20. Farley,

    I love, love, LOVE reading your blog!!! I nominated you for an award for all of your funny, inspirational, and honest posts! Come to my site to check it out!

    Lessons with Laughter

  21. OH MY GOSH!!!!! Y'all have me literally rofl!!!!!!


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