Tuesday, April 1, 2008

ha ha

OK. Since I've been so HEAVY on this blog lately, I decided to lighten things up. Here is a great story my DH brought home from school recently.
He was observing a kindergarten teacher as she was teaching a science lesson. It was something about gravity and force, and he said she was doing a great job. The kids were totally "into it." I must mention that this wonderful teacher is also rather overweight. You'll see why I had to mention that fact in a moment.
The teacher held up a stick with a rope and ball attached to the end. She asked the kids to observe what happened to the ball when she swung the stick. She started spinning the stick, and of course, the little ball went flying into orbit. The kids were riveted, and so when the teacher asked, "Boys and girls- what do you observe?" a little girl piped right up, "Ms. S! When you do that, the fat under your arm goes back and forth real fast!"
My husband said he almost died laughing (as quietly as he could.) The teacher, being the pro that she is, laughed too, and told the little girl that she had made a very accurate observation.
Kids are so funny!
Hope you have a great April Fool's Day. We're having a birthday bash at my house tonight for my Dad- a true April Fool (in the best sense.) I wonder if being born on this day was what made him so fun to be with and so good-humored? I'm attempting to make a clown cake that Sister saw in a fancy cookbook and just HAD to have for Pop's birthday. If it's decent, I'll post a picture tomorrow.
I'm off to bake!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Yay, we're both having happy April Fool's Days. :)

That story is one of those moments you couldn't have scripted to be funnier - a sitcom moment if there ever was one! :) That's hilarious. Kids have a way of keeping one humble - especially kindergarteners!

My friend's daughter was snuggled up to her the other night and said, "Mommy, I love you... and it doesn't MATTER about 'the prettiest.'" Which sent my friend into a paroxysm of laughter. You lose any shred or pretence of dignity after three, I think. :)