Friday, October 15, 2010

Sometimes I am speechless

Thursday and Friday I took my students and their parents to the pumpkin patch. We rode a hay wagon pulled by a tractor out to the fields where we saw a variety of crops growing, a patch of pumpkins and a rainbow of mums. There were added delights, many different story book character displays: The Three Pigs, Captain Hook, Snow White and all her dwarf friends. There was Woody and Jessie from Toy Story, Native American Indian displays and Teepees. A large playground area, a fort to run through, a corn maze to get lost in. A very fun, sunny and warm day. Some of the blessings I will count at the end of this day.

As usual, kids say the darndest things, and sometimes they leave me speechless. In preparation for this trip we talked about ghost, bats, cats and skeletons. I told the children that each of them has his or her own skeleton; they are the 203 bones in their bodies. We felt our head bones, hand bones, leg bones, and wouldn't you know it, a little three year old boy said, "And I have a bone in my penis." Yes he did say that! And all I could do was smile and say, "Can you all show me your ankle bones?" What would YOU do?

9 comments:

Susan said...

Oh Linda. That was hysterical. What would I do? Immediately write it up and send it off for publication! Hilarious. Susan

Susan said...

p.s. Maybe to Readers Digest?

Lynn said...

LOL,good move in asking about another kind of bone!

Terri Tiffany said...

I think you handled it perfectly!! LOL

diannagraveman said...

Hilarious! I would not have been able to keep a straight face.

BECKY said...

I'm with Dianna! I probably would've burst out laughing....Maybe I could've turned around and acted as if I was coughing..?! :D

Chatty Crone said...

Now that was a hoot - and I think you handled it perfectly! lol.

sandie

Linda O'Connell said...

Thanks for stopping by ladies,
You can't imagine how hard I swallowed, tamed my guffaw into a smile and then proceeded with caution.

Tammy said...

Linda, you are a true professional to handle it without laughing, let alone as well as you did. What an all-around fun day!