Saturday, November 28, 2009

Unscramble This

 “You can understand and relate to most people better if you look at them -- no matter how old or impressive they may be -- as if they are children. For most of us never really grow up or mature all that much -- we simply grow taller. O, to be sure, we laugh less and play less and wear uncomfortable disguises like adults, but beneath the costume is the child we always are…”
~Leo Rosten:

“My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.”
~Phyllis Diller

The kids love the House Keeping Area in the classroom. I often think of it as a private window into what goes in their home life…after all, where do they pick up those plots for their play? I mean Holey Guacamole! Who needs Soap Operas when you can watch the kids? I love how kids introduce a theme to one another for play…it will usually go like this.
“Hi Pricilla, wanna play, ‘Mom-Gets-a-Speeding-Ticket-and-Hides-it-From-Daddy?' Yeah? Good! Now, all we need is a dad, now-let’s find a boy-kid, together!
Huminah, huminah, huminah…some days, I hear no evil-see no evil-and REPEAT no evil.
Then there was a time I had to step in because two children were arguing over how to pray over the pretend scrambled eggs they had just cooked together.
“I’m tellin’ ya, Shelly, ya pray AFTER
“NO! You pray FIRST- then you eat, Maya!”
“Well,” I offered, “Sounds like there is a problem. Shelly, why do you say you must pray after?”
“My dad says anytime my mom cooks you should pray after you eat…. And she is playing the mom.”
Uh…yeah…like I said, See no evil-speak no evil-REPEAT no evil…


Mr. Halpern said...

Oh I LOVE that first quote... I'm going to steal that for something (not sure what). When I talk to my friends about my class (five-year-olds), they always comment that their workplace environment isn't much different. I might need to blog about that...

Dan Gurney said...

I love Rosten's quote! Thanks. I think I'll feature it too. Thanks!!

Barbra The Bloggess said...

Your welcome...Blog away...