just a few things i've overheard from the pre-schoolers lately...
"is 'shamrock' spanish for 'clover?'"
4-year-old : "miss kelle... someone just said a really bad word."
me : "who was it?"
4-year-old : "it was me! i said crap."
"well, the first president of the united states was probably god."
"i just had a magic pee! that's when you go pee, but it doesn't make a sound. because it's magic."
"miss kelle, you are 22?! how did you grow up so fast?! how did you make your hands so big?!"
4-year-old : "i don't want no juice!"
me : "how would you say that politely?"
4-year-old : "..... i don't want no juice, please?"
"miss kelle, i just found a woodchip from the playground inside my mouth."
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recently, some of the preschoolers have been really interested in marriage.
it started during lunch when one kid accused his friend of saying a bad word.
the word(s) in question turned out to be "i'm going to marry you."
on friday afternoon, one of the little boys was holding a toy pig and saying that it was going to marry the toy mouse
that he held in his other hand.
i told him that animals don't get married - only people!
he came over to me, looked me straight in the eyes and said "i want to marry you. will you marry me?"
i laughed quietly, gave him a hug and said "no thank you, but i will be your teacher!"
when i let go of him he gave me the saddest look i've ever seen and replied, "but i'm a people!"