Thursday, June 10

Sexy and Hot!

Would you believe that those words came out of an adorable 6 year old in my class?

He was holding the door for a teacher and when he was done he came up to me and said, "Mrs. J., you know why Mrs. N. wanted me to hold the door?" When I didn't he said: "It's because I'm sexy and hot!"

Um... excuse me?

He went on to elaborate that when he's with his friend Ms. P. (I have to find out who this is!) whenever they see a girl, they say "You're sexy and hot!"

OH yes... Kindergartners are a riot!


The other fun-ness came during Writer's Workshop. I was sitting with a little boy B. (who randomly has Colby and Connor's birthday, just 5 years earlier!) and my aide was with a little boy M. Randomly M. shouts across the room, "Hey, Mrs. J., did you have another little boy before Colby?"

I stared a little blankly and cautiously asked "Why do you want to know...?" as I'm trying to figure out how to get out without any damage. My aide was trying to distract him so he wouldn't keep up the discussion.

He persists and says "I just want to know." So I answer yes and hope he will leave it at that.

However, he yells again, "Did he die? He's dead now, right?"

Dead silence in the classroom. 18 Kindergartners absolutely silent, staring at me. (This doesn't ever happen.)

I resort I telling him to keep working as I bury my head and try to chipperly help B. with his story about Thomas the Tank Engine.

Not the best teaching moment, but one I wasn't prepared for.

Maybe it will be good to start where I'm an unknown entity?


Michele said...

Wow.... Kids are perceptive, but you'd think he had some help. I taught CCD and was pregnant with Nick and Sophie at the time. I had to leave mid semester, and the kids were told that the babies had been born, but no one told them they passed away, so when I went in, they had a lot of questions. Since it was a religious setting, some of the "work" was done for me, but it was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do- and that was talking to 10 year olds!!!

Leah said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for that difficult conversation. Your first story was so darn cute, and your second story. . . well, it must have been a very difficult moment. Kids don't sugarcoat anything though, do they? A part of me loves that about children, but man, we must all have thick skin around them.

I remember having a girlfriend over after school one day. She had really bad acne at the time. My little brother who was 5 or 6 asked her why she had all of those "ugly red bumps" on her face. Oh, I could have died!

Jen: Proud Mom of 7 Adopted Miracle Blessings said...

I'm so sorry Stace!!!