Friday, October 22, 2010

From the mouths of babes...

by Brittany Geragotelis

So, a friend of mine (let's call her Mrs. Sparkle) recently started volunteering at a school as a teacher's assistant and every time I see her, she has one more story to tell me about the students she works with. And let me just say, the stuff that comes out of their mouths...well, it sort of always makes my day. Since it's Friday, I thought I'd share some of them with all of you--you know, to start your weekend off with a chuckle. Here they are.

"I want Mrs. Sparkle to be my teacher, because she has nicer shoes."
(This was said by a kid who was comparing her actual teacher to Mrs. Sparkle)

"Mrs. Sparkle, are you from Paris?"
(She's not. And has no accent that would suggest she was from anywhere but America. Mrs. Sparkle still has no idea why the student thought this.)

"Mrs. Sparkle, will you be my mom?"
(This would have been sweet if the kid wasn't in seventh grade...seems like an odd thing to say for a pre-teen.)

"I was gay last year, but now I'm straight again."
(Mrs. Sparkle says a little girl said this as if it were a lightswitch she could turn on and off depending on how she felt.)

"I know she's pregnant and all, but doesn't she know they have cute maternity clothes out there? I like Mrs. Sparkle a lot more because she always dresses nice."
(Mrs. Sparkle felt really badly about this; She and the teacher she assists were reading the kids' creative writing and found this gem in the pile, written by a student. The teacher insisted it didn't bother her, but Mrs. Sparkle felt horrible.)

What's the funniest thing you've heard a kid say lately? Leave it in the comments above! Happy Friday!



Denise said...

"You know what I'm alergic to Dad? Very big Zombies"!