Tuesday, October 5, 2010

These Hallowed Halls

Fall means the beautiful colors, the brisk weather, and the return of kid logic. Ah, how I love this time of year. ... Mostly for that third one.

Today from an eighth grader after hearing a story about a man's ear getting chopped of in an accident:
Miss Lauren. Psst. Miss Lauren. 
What, Amy?
Can your ears grow back?
...No, Amy. No they can't.
Woah! Then that guy lost his ear forever? That's bad!

Yesterday from a sixth grader who chose to play outside for recess:
Are you looking for something, Eric? You look confused.
Yeah! I'm looking for the ping-pong table! You said we could play!
Eric, where do we keep the table?
In the cafeteria.
Then why did you think we'd move it outside?
...You mean it's inside!?
<nodding and trying not to giggle>
Why the heck am I out here then!?

And the best, last week from one of our autistic students who often doesn't think before he says things:
Now we're going to do acroyoga! Woo hoo! Like we did last year!
Wait a minute, Jason, how do you know what acroyoga is? You didn't even want to do it last year.
I know what it is!
Okay then, what is acroyoga?
It's where kids climb on top of each other and do things to each other! Yay!*
*Acroyoga is actually bone-stacking. We had yogis come in and teach the kids how to balance on top of each other in different acrobatic positions. It requires a good amount of trust and concentration, and in no way, shape or form, "doing things to each other".

5 comments:

Faerie Sage said...

Ah children, fount of wisdome and of giggles, all in one!

The Blue Faerie said...

Oh, and one more from my 3 year-old niece this weekend.

While playing a bingo game where the caller has to name the animal on a card:
Mamá in law: Okay, what's this one?
Niece: ...um...
Mamá in law: Come on, you can get this. Pea...
Niece: Peacock!
Mamá in law: Good job! Now try this one.
Niece: ...
Mamá in law: Tou...
Niece: Toucock!

J.Moehring said...

hahaha! I love kid logic. It makes the world a better place! And Toucock is way too funny! I wonder what such an animal would look like :)

Melz said...

I love Child-logic.

My 3 year old is excited to learn to spell and upon reading over my shoulder she looks at the screen and read "Look Momma it says your name...G-O-D...See?"

I couldn't help but laugh and told her how to spell my name. She just stared at me like I was nuts.

Tea Witch said...

This is wonderful. Thanks for your comment on my blog...if I figure out what involves both a yoga mat and the horse saddle, I will let you know :)