A Never Ending Struggle

April 4, 2009

Lloyd, School

This is one of my favorite things about my classroom. Last year a student brought in a bag of army men. I’m not sure why they were there, but the bag was sitting in my room for about a week before I asked Ben if he had any plans for it.

He didn’t, so I suggested he dispose of them in a more regimented fashion about the room (lumped up together in a bag not being the normal disposition of army men). He completely missed my meaning, and the next day there were smaller piles of army men in various locations around the room. Oh well.

Then this year I noticed that there were actual troop movements and various scouting expositions being carried out on a regular basis. I’m not sure what the over-all objective is yet, but most of the action takes place in the jungles scattered around the room.

There are three soldiers in this picture.

About Lloyd

Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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9 Responses to “A Never Ending Struggle”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Do they know you’ve seen them? Quiet back-and-forth jokes like that are awesome! I have a written joke going back and forth with a seventh grader on his homework.


  2. Kristi Said on:

    Sign this boy up for the armed forces. He’s all about the camouflage.


  3. Karla Said on:

    Bill Engvall has a great bit about his son and his GI Joes (or IG Joes as his son calls them). If I can find it somewhere online, I’ll post it.


  4. Peggy Said on:

    Shhhh….straight from the West Point training fields, here are some top secret strategies that guarantee sweet victory!!!! (from Matt’s training manual)



    • Lauren Said on:

      You deceived me with the military, Peggy!



      • Peggy Said on:

        Sorry. It was meant for Lloyd…


        • Lauren Said on:

          (That’s ok. I got a good laugh out of it! 🙂 )


        • Lloyd Said on:

          You must have missed my vow to never click on any link from Peggy again. It went something like this, “As God is my witness, as God is my witness she’s not going to trick me. I’m going to surf through this and when it’s all over, I’ll never be Peggied again. No, nor any of my folk, with the possible exception of Lauren. If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill. As God is my witness, I’ll never be Rick-Rolled again. “


          • Peggy Said on:

            Well fiddle-dee-dee Mr. Sommerer…if you won’t click my links, what ever shall I do? I’ll think of some way to get you back to clicking…after all, tomorrow is another day!

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