"Good boy!" a ninja exclaimed happily as he shuffled a flashcard to the middle of the small deck he was holding.
"Now, what's this?" the man asked a high pitched sing-song tone as he displayed another card.
"Why are you teaching and encouraging IT?" the man's partner who'd gone out to get lunch and come back to find his partner actually interacting with their charge rather than watching it asked.
The man guiltily slid the cards back into the kunai pouch where they had previously been concealed. After a moment's thought, he studied his partner in a considering manner and then worked up his nerve for something.
"We've got the seven to two shift for the foreseeable future right?" the man said carefully.
"Yes." his partner replied, not getting what his partner was getting at.
"What if I told you that with a little time investment we can get out of it without disappointing the Hokage by requesting a transfer, or worse, being pulled off it?" the man said as he tossed the other man a book "I found this yesterday, read the requirements."
"Seriously?! That's all?!" the second man exclaimed as he flipped to the page his partner had suggested he read.
"Yep." the first man replied.
"Gimme those cards!" the second man yelled.
The first ninja chucked the flashcards over to the second ninja and went to see what his partner had brought back for lunch. Odds were that it was ramen again since the man was obsessed with the stuff, but a man could dream...
"What's this?" the second man asked the third person in the room after he'd gotten the cards organized.
"And I suppose that the Dead Last wants a bottle?" the Instructor for the First Year Academy students said mockingly to his small blond haired, blue eyed student who had three whisker marks on each cheek.
The shy Hyuuga who'd watched Naruto try and try despite the fact that most in his situation would've long since given up and admired him for it finally snapped.
"Leave him alone, he's just a baby!" Hyuuga Ko snapped before going forward to the front of the class to comfort the sobbing blond haired and blue eyed eighteen month-old toddler who was being picked on because he'd failed the first test of the year since he hadn't even understood what it was.
The Hokage had an almost savage grin on his face that was practically a snarl as he signed the order that placed two of Uzumaki Naruto's former watchers and the moron from the Academy who'd registered the boy as a student on permanent latrine duty. Up until those two bozos and the moron who let them go through with it, the Academy hadn't needed a minimum age of enrollment because parents had been smart enough to not enroll their children the instant they met the minimum requirements for admission which was that the person registering was capable of standing and reading and writing their own name, and waited until their children were at least four and therefore able to understand what was going on on some level and communicate semi-effectively.