"They're to hang up our crafts!"
"Oh yeah, we have a lot of crap hanging up in my class too."
"Here Miss Kelle! I drew you a picture! It's you, holding a potato!"
"I don't have a crush on her! She's just my best friend! But she's pretty cute. And a lot of times I just really want to hug her."
me : "So, when you finish your paper, it should have 3 Dd's on it."
5-year-old : "Woah, our papers are gonna be 3D?!" (sorry for that letdown, kids.)
"Oooooh, potty-mouth, I'm telling! You said 'Andy!'"
me : "Please stop pretending you have a gun in your hand, that makes me sad!"
5-year-old : "Alriiiiight, I'll stop pretend shooting…… But is it okay if I make an explosive device to destroy my imaginary gun first?"
"For you, this probably seems like just a regular day. But it's really not. It's my birthday."
me : "Can you please apologize for accidentally kicking his face on the playground? If someone kicked you in the face, wouldn't you want them to say sorry?"
5-year-old : "Nah, I'd probably be fine. I have a really hard face."
"My favorite Christmas song is Feliz MommyDad."
"OH MY GOSH, MISS KELLE. LOOK AT THAT CONSTELLATION!"
"There aren't any stars out yet, are there?"
"No.. In the cloud! It's a turtle shape! I can't believe my eyes! That's the most beautiful constellation I've ever SEEN!"
"Man, I really don't feel as smart as I used to. I lost a ton of brain cells watching TV last weekend."
And in closing, here are a few excerpts from the Christmas cards for their parents.
I asked what they wanted to say to their family for Christmas, then wrote their words, verbatim….
Merry Christmas. Happy Junior. Happy New Year. Happy Halloween. I love you.
"Happy Christmas. Christmas Party. Christmas Joy.
"I like rainbow lights. I love you. Surprise Jesus' birthday. I want a lot of gifts. Happy Christmas.
"Dear Mom and Dad,
It's going to be a wonderful Christmas! Jesus is the star of the Christmas and we will all have lots and lots of gifts from Santa. Everybody will get gifts. Even my family.