Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Share and Tell

One of my favorite parts of the week is Kindergarten time at the story rug. They're always so excited and rush to the rug with their hands up and waving like flags. The other day, we'd run the gamut of the "usual"--

"I have a new puppy", "I got this (point dramatically to penny-sized scratch) cut at recess", "my birthday is soon (heh. in Kindergarten language, that could be 10-months)", and "I get to spend the night at Johnny's tonight."

One little boy raised his hand and said, "Coyotes don't eat marshmallows." He said it like this matter of coyotes and marshmallows was as normal to him as rocks and snack. It cracked me up, so I'm sure I smiled. He went on to explain. If coyotes ate marshmallows, they wouldn't be able to howl. Imagine a coyote trying to howl with a mouth full of marshmallows! Then, as a final clarifier, he said, "My mom said."

UGH! I LOVE these kids! They show off their war wounds (c'mon now, at 5, recess is all the war they've got!), look forward to being celebrated, have complete faith in what "Mom (or Dad) said!", are fresh in learning how to be a friend, and spend time wondering about fantastic things... like coyotes and marshmallows.

Love. Races. Howwwwwwwwling.
Aubs

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