You know when you just CAN'T believe your eyes? Remember seeing something that you just COULDN'T believe was real? Your first glimpse of Disneyland. The presents under the tree at Christmas morning. Seeing something for the first time.
One of my students had that feeling today and the way he explained it was too cute not to share.
At the beginning of each year, I ask each parent to bring in a laundry list of school supplies (that the district no longer supplies for teachers). One of those items I ask for is a pack of glue sticks. Six-year olds go through A LOT of glue, so I like to start off prepared. I empty out each package and put them in a huge Tupperware box.
Today, one of my students asked for a new glue stick, and apparently, he'd never seen my glue stick stash before. I opened up the 'magical lid' from the glue stick box ... and his eyes nearly BUGGED out of his head.
As I pulled back the lid and his brain registered with what his eyes were seeing (A TON of glue stick in a huge box), he said, "Oh wow ... that makes my eyes flutter."
I kinda giggled because I thought it was such a great description for how that feels.