Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tales From First Grade

Today I started a two-month long, 1st grade substitute job because, you know, I'm not busy enough. Anyway, first grade is really fun. We were having a little getting-to-know you kind of a meeting, where each of the kids got to tell me something about themselves, and then they got to ask questions of me. This can be a dangerous endeavor, but I decided to go ahead and risk it. One boy raised his hand and asked, "How OLD are you, because you look like a TEENAGER!"

Pretty much decided who my favorite is right there on the spot.

Their regular teacher is on maternity leave, having just given birth to twins. Naturally much of the chatter among the children is about babies and their origination. As they were coloring their worksheets, I listened to one boy tell all the other kids at his table all about how babies are made.

And I quote: "The mom goes to the doctor and he opens up her belly button and sticks a tiny baby inside. Then he covers it all up and the mom goes home and takes a nap. When she wakes up, the baby is big, so she goes back to the doctor and he stretches out her belly button and yanks the baby out!"

It's going to be an entertaining couple of months.


  1. i need you to know that while at target today i witness a little boy, no older than two, rubbing his face against all the bras and chanting, "i love mommy's boobies!" i wanted to post it on fb but it seemed inappropriate. this post, however, seemed like the perfect place. where do kids come up with this stuff?

  2. Oh my goodness. I was already laughing at your post and was just going to write so, when I read Liz's post. Now I am literally lol. Kids are hilarious!!!