Yesterday during dismissal, I heard a pretty great conversation. Two of my boys, Christopher and David, were talking about a movie, Judd Apatow's Funny People.
"It was funny," Chris says.
"Well, yeah, it's CAWED 'Funny People,' wright?" David replies. He thinks for a minute. "Is theiw blood owr couwrsing?"
"There's no blood, but there's cursing. And . . .some other bad stuff." At this point it's just the three of us outside waiting for parents to pick them up. Chris is obviously more aware of me being near them but I'm trying not to seem like I'm listening. After all, this is a totally normal conversation for 5th grade boys, just not one most would have in front of a teacher.
"Sex?" David asks.
Out of the corner of my eye I see Chris glance at me nervously. He says nothing.
"Sex?" David repeats. "You know, naked people?"
Elementary kids in Brooklyn say the dangedest things
- ► 2010 (41)