Monday, March 8, 2010

Kids Are Funny

Kids are funny, aren't they?  Every day when I go to pick my daughter up from school, I find one or two kids doing something that makes me laugh.  Today I saw a girl, probably about 8 years old, fixing a wedgie.  Without the slightest hint of self consciousness, she walked through the elementary school lobby pulling on the seat of her pants and wiggling.  The throng of other kids and parents didn't deter her from her mission. 

Years ago, when my son was in the third grade, I volunteered to help out with a classroom holiday art project.  I was supervising the kids as they cut shapes out of craft foam sheets to make decorations.  All of a sudden, in the middle of his project, one little boy got very excited.  "I know this song!" he said.  He closed his eyes and swayed back and forth as if listening to some unusual and exotic melody.  It was Jingle Bells.

It's always fun to volunteer at school during the holidays.  When my daughter was in kindergarten, I helped out with a classroom party.  As each of the kids came to my station, I asked them what they were hoping to get for Christmas.  All but one of had predictable answers; video games, Barbie dolls and the like.  "What did you ask Santa for?" I asked the boy.  With enthusiasm, he said "A muzzle loader!"

Kids have a way of making adults look foolish, too.  I chaperoned a field trip to the Detroit Zoo when my son was in elementary school.  It was a hot day, so, after a few hours of walking, the group of chaperones I was with decided to sit in the shade.  The kids didn't want a break so we let them run around while we rested at a picnic table.  When they asked if they could sit on the wall behind us, we told them they could.  It wasn't very high and looked sturdy, what harm would there be in letting them sit on it?  A few minutes later we heard adults screaming and shouting so we went to investigate.  That wall we let the kids sit on?  It was the back side of the rhino pen.  And the kid hanging down trying to "pet" a rhino.  You guessed it, it was my son.

Yeah, kids are funny.


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13 comments:

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

If I didn't know better, I'd think that wedgie girl was my niece- that girl digs in her seat all the time, everywhere :D

L.B. said...

There's a certain first-grader I know who likes to dig down there often. I'm not sure what the fascination is. Maybe the undies move around too much for her liking.

angeltastic said...

Kids are the best! They don't care who is around, they say what is on their minds, tell stories, and take care of that nasty wedgie.

Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing your stories! We went to Disney World when the boys were 5 and 3 1/2 and, of course took tons of pictures. When we got home and had them all developed, we noticed in every picture with a character, Ben had his hand in its mouth or pulling on the characters tongue!!!

5thsister said...

Ah! Those were the days! But seriously, a rhino pen? Too much! LOL!

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Kids are funny. And terrifying. And terrifyingly honest. My daughter has a nose picking problem. Anytime, anyplace that girl has her finger in her nose. Must be some good stuff up there!

Raoulysgirl said...

I love watching children! They are so innocent and unburdened by the bonds of embarassment!!!

Matty said...

Ah, but they sure make for good stories later.

thrasherswife said...

There's so many times I wish I could be a child again - how pleasant would it be to pick at a wedgie and not care what other think?? Come on, we've all been there a time or two!! The rhino pen - now that's classic!! I can just hear, but my mom said it was ok.... :)

Chicago Mom said...

They ARE funny - it's one of the best things I didn't know about motherhood!
Some of the things I see on the playground during my time as "playground mom" make me laugh out loud (and sometimes cringe). :) They really have no shame.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

I love kids. They are soo innocent little guys!
Betty xx

Holly said...

My son has a constant wedgie...I keep trying to deter him from picking at it...not working.

sanjeet said...

There's a certain first-grader I know who likes to dig down there often. I'm not sure what the fascination is. Maybe the undies move around too much for her liking.

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