My four year old knew for weeks what she was going to be for Halloween. This was until yesterday when she informed her friends with her mother sitting there that she was going to be a cowgirl for Halloween. When they got home, her mother asked her if she truly wanted to be a cowgirl, and she was adamant that she did. Reviewing what she had in her costume bin, revealed that she had the outfit, but was short the boots and hat. She looked at her mother in complete seriousness and said, "It's okay, Mom. I'll just order it."
On my way home from school yesterday, I stopped by one of our local grocery stores. Because I was coming from school, I was wearing a shirt and tie (a red dress shirt and a Tasmanian devil tie). As I walked through the door, a lady came up to me a bit flustered and proceeded to explain to me how she spilled some pomegranate juice on the floor and it was slippery. I looked at her and hopefully it came off politely, said, "I don't work here." A bit more flustered, she looked around and pointed and said, "Oh, all the red shirts. Sorry." "No problem," I assured her as I continued on my way to pick up the milk for which I came.
Sitting in the living room with visiting family, a family member asked me, "Have you had your wisdom teeth out?" My son, who was sitting on the couch and playing on the tablet, looked up at me and asked, "Dad, you had wooden teeth?"
At the end of the day before we went on Thanksgiving Break, I asked a kindergartener who was walking down the hall, "Do you celebrate thanksgiving?" She looked at me, smiled and said, "Yes, but we've been talking about endangered species, so we won't be having turkey."
My 6 year old was putting together a giant floor puzzle of the United States yesterday when, from the next room, his mother overheard him say to himself, "I can't find Vietnam."
I was standing outside my classroom door today when a Kindergartner walked by my room, looked up at me and said very enthusiastically, "I remember your name, but I can't remember your name!"
Before family showed up for Christmas, my wife was out grocery shopping. She sent me this text message: "Can you look in the fridge and see if there is witches tshirt?" It was supposed to be "worcestershire sauce". Auto-CORRECT, huh?
My wife and daughter often pick our son up at school. As of late, when he comes out of school and gets to the gate, his little sister runs up to the gate and wraps her arms around him yelling, "Brubber!" The other day, the boy looked at his mother and said, "When Sissy does that, I get a warm feeling in my heart." I believe there will be certain times in my life that I will need to remember he said that.
We were exploring rocks and minerals in our Four Winds monthly lesson today. Our parent guest teacher asked our class what pumice (a type of volcanic rock) is and one of our students looked up and said, "Yeah, we're having it at lunch today."
We met as an entire fourth grade today for our annual dental presentation. The hygienist was explaining the importance of wearing mouth guards in sports. The sports in which mouth guards should be worn were mentioned. "Baseball?" asked one of our kids. The hygienist explained the importance of mouth protection even in baseball through a story. Her son was rounding the bases after a hit. As she got to the part where her son slid into home plate and the catcher's glove smashed him in the mouth and blood spurted out, one of our kids blurted out, "Was he safe?"
"Yes," she admitted, "he was safe."