Special thanks to contributor Lena for these stories!
1) One girl found a play doctor’s kit and started to give me “shots” with the play syringe. The other kids soon joined in, and I was being repeatedly beaten with plastic syringes. Finally, one of our boys threw his hands in the air and cried “Stop! In the name of Love!” The other kids immediately stopped. Then he came over to me and put his arm around me, saying, “I am very sorry for the inconvenience.”
2) At “circle time” we were learning about David and Goliath. A very outspoken young boy raised his hand and proceeded to tell us how David was superman and Goliath was his mom. When we asked him why his mom was Goliath, he said in a serious voice, “She’s fat and hairy and she’s been alive for a kajillion years!” We had to turn away to contain our laughter. [Poor mother!]
3) Two children were fighting over a stuffed penguin. Another student quickly ran to break up the fight, “Stop it!” she exclaimed. She took the penguin and ran to the counter, grabbing a handful of pens. She threw them in the air and exclaimed “Pen guns for everyone!”