Working with kids never ceases to amaze me. From their size (how are they so TINY?!) to their fashion sense (who doesn’t love mismatched tie-dye from head to toe??) to their home lives… but as my career has led me to find out, it’s what they SAY sometimes that just floors me.
I would LOVE to know where they come up with some of the things they say; mostly because I fear I will never be as hilarious as they are between the ages of two and twelve. I’m sure kids are funny after that, but I don’t work with anyone past the 5th grade right now.
Conversations with Kindergartners:
(In a group setting talking about categories for various animals, we happened to be talking about favorite ZOO animals:)
Boy: I love the monkeys! They get to sit around and eat nanners (bananas) all day!
Charlie: Oh monkeys are funny! But I like the hippos and elephants.
Boy: (puzzled look upon his face) WHY???
Charlie: Well they’re so fat they look like they could give a good hug…
Boy: Well, you’d love my GRANDPA, he’s real fat!
A few weeks later with the same Kindergarten boy:
Boy: It’s gonna snow and we won’t have school!!!
Charlie: Oh dear, I hope not, I don’t like to drive in snow.
Boy: My mom won’t even go ANYWHERE in the snow. And I think… I know why. I think… it’s because she’s cold-blooded.
Charlie: Hmmm… do you know what else is cold-blooded? Snakes…
Boy: Yeah that’s it! She’s a salamander!
Maybe it’s only funny in context, maybe it’s only funny if you work with/have kids… but I couldn’t resist sharing!
Chuckles to all! ~ Charlie