me: c, who is your favorite teacher?
c: ms. s. she's fun and she doesn't make a big deal out of little things, but she's strict and knows how to make us do stuff.
me: wow, that's an awesome description. do you think i'm strict?
c: not as much as ms. s. and really, ms. barnes, i think sometimes that's a good thing because we all think you're so nice but sometimes that's a bad thing because then we don't respect you as much.
wow. who needs formal observations when you could just ask this kid?