Sunday, May 11, 2008

Big Ones What?

Before teaching in public school, I taught at a private Montessori. I was the Kindergarten Teacher, lunch lady, and recess monitor all in one.

One day during recess, I decided to play Tag with the kids. I remember is was late spring and it was a really warm afternoon. After playing for a while, I got warm and took my sweater off, which left me running around in my t-shirt. I thought NOTHING of it.

In mid-game, a preschooler ran up to me, looked up and said, "You got big ones."

Dear lord. 

I didn't know what to say. But guess what came out? I have NO IDEA what inspired me to say this: "Big one's what?"

Oh. My. Goodness. Why do I do this to myself?

He stared at me for a really long time. 

I know what he was thinking. He was trying to think of the word "boobs." I tried to talk myself out of this thought. Surely a 4-year old wouldn't be thinking that.

Staring up at me with his big blue eyes, he said, "You got big bellybuttons."

And quickly ran off to play.

The best part is, whenever someone says "those are big ones" about anything (you'd actually be quite surprised how often people say this phrase in everyday conversation) I think "big one's what?"

1 comment:

Ashley Julian said...

haha...I'm laughing out loud!