Friday, March 22, 2013

If you need a smile...

I have had some colorful characters in my classes over the years. Kids do not have a filter and they say what they think. 

Marco was a new student, a four year old little boy whose dad was transferred from Quatemala to our town. We were reading an Easter book, What Will Baby Bunny Be? We were talking about occupations and community helpers.

Little Marco volunteered, "My daddy is  a doctor; he's the head shrink at the nut house on Arsenal Street. " (The State Mental Hospital in our town)
Can you imagine the other things that boy heard at home?


Little Tommy shared at show and tell, "My mommy's water pipe broke."
"In the kitchen."
"Then what?"
"Water was all over the floor."
"Then what?"
"Baby Gus slid right out of Mommy's water pipe. I said, 'Mommy-Mommy-Mommy' and she said, 'Tommy-Tommy-Tommy, dial 911.' "

Four year old girl: "I can't clean up today."
"I have diarrhea in my hands."
I ran to her expecting the worst.
"I meant diarrhitis like my Maw-Maw gets in her hands." (arthritis)

It is Spring break! I will be taking a break from children and also from blogging next week.

All I am saying is I have painted my toe nails.


Bookie said...

Yes, I needed a smile!!! Go and enjoy your spring break!!!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Haha! Little kids are such a riot. Enjoy your break!

Sioux Roslawski said...

You should write a book on all these goodies you hear...

Joanne Noragon said...

....and you're going somewhere warm and sandel worthy?

Val said...

Looks like you'll be making your getaway just ahead of a big spring snowstorm. Don't look back!

Connie said...

Thanks for the smiles! Have a great break!

Anita said...

These are hilarious! Thanks for the laughs.

Anonymous said...

Hahahahahahaha! Linda, Linda, Linda, enjoy your break! (And Happy Easter!)

Susan said...

Hi Linda...Your tosies look like rosies! Nice job.

Ohhhh, spring break sounds delightful. Hope you are going away somewhere.

Thanks for all your visits and comments, too. Susan

Tammy said...

Good for you - it's clear you love your work and your play! And I remember the bunny book because it was one of my son's favorites. It used to worry me just a bit because the bunny became a daddy to dozens at the end, right? But now MY baby bunny is becoming a teacher. LOL.

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Unknown said...

Kids are such wonderful wordsmiths. Love your quotes.
Hope you have a happy spring break.

Pat Wahler said...

Have a wonderful time, Linda!

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Unknown said...

Cute post, Linda. Thanks for the smile!

Beth M. Wood said...

Enjoy your well-deserved break! Love all those funny kid stories... I agree they should be compiled into a book!

Debora said...

Very cute! I never quite know how much of this type of stuff I can share because of confidentiality. If you have info on this please share it. School is a treasure-trove of stories!