Thursday, October 28, 2010
I have the privilege of working with a first-grade class on Thursdays, and have collected for your enjoyment a bevy of the darnest things that little kids say:
Kid A: I have a cat.
Kid B: I have a dog, and two cats.
Kid C: I have two dogs and cats and a fish.
Kid D: I have dogs and cats but they ALL DIED.
Sam: Guess where I'm from.
(after many failed guesses on my part, he reveals that he is from Oregon)
Sam: Guess where my brother is from.
Sam: (looks at the ceiling, scratches his head) I forgot.
Erin: Maisie says that she loves you.
Me: Oh. That's good.
Erin: I love you too. (grips my shoulder)
(Erin runs back to her table, next to Maisie's)
Maisie: (hushed) What did he say?
Erin: This is my polar bear. It's upside down.
(she has drawn a picture of a striped sock. its colors are red and blue)
Kid: Look how small this pencil is.
(it's pretty small)
Kid: Isn't that funny?
Erin: When are you leaving?
Me: In about twenty minutes:
Erin: Well, you are staying forever, OK?