Apropos of nothing.

15 Sep

I love the fact that little kids completely lack filters on their brains.  They think something, they say it — it’s as simple as that.  And they don’t always say it at the most appropriate times.  Some of the questions/statements I’ve been interrupted with in the middle of storytime:

  • “Where’s your bedroom?” (I got that one today)
  • “Where’s your boyfriend?”
  • “Where do you live?”
  • “Why do you have red hair?”
  • “I like your hair,” closely followed by another voice: “I don’t.”
  • And the litany of make-me-feel-so-good affirmations: “I like your dress,” “I like your earrings”, “I like your shoes,” and my personal favorite, “You look pretty!” (awww, thanks!)

I generally ignore most of these kinds of interruptions during storytime, or tell the kids we’ll talk about it after stories (by which time they will have forgotten their question).  But I just love how their minds work.  The gears are always turning…

What have you been asked/heard in storytime?

4 Responses to “Apropos of nothing.”

  1. missmaryliberry October 7, 2009 at 2:46 pm #

    That’s a great example of the “no filters” idea — I’m sure their parents would cringe if they heard them saying those things! 🙂

  2. juliannahelt October 7, 2009 at 1:17 pm #

    I had my second baby in the spring and the things kids say when they see a hugely pregnant woman coming in to their classroom to read them stories is hilarious. From “do you have a baby in your belly?” to “you’re fat!” One little kindergartener even said, “you’re as fat as Fat Albert!”

  3. missmaryliberry September 16, 2009 at 8:56 am #

    Oh yes – forgot that one! Along with “wanna see my boo boo?” My response lately has been: “not really, thank you!”

  4. Melissa September 15, 2009 at 11:45 pm #

    “I have a Band-Aid!”

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