Out of the Mouths of Babes

Today I volunteered in my son’s kindergarten art class. Currently I am in his class twice a week. It really is too much, but I cannot help myself as this is the first year I have been able to volunteer consistently. So, I am going for it. I believe I will be done by January.

Back to art. There was a sub in the class. The sub’s son played on my oldest’s T-ball team years ago. She started the class by reading a book. The book was about a Happy Bear strolling around, kicking leaves, playing with dad, hugging mom. Very appropriate for this age. The kids were talkative so it took the sub 15 mins to read the book. There was a kid who wanted to get a drink, two who needed the bathroom, two who kept getting up and switching seats, one who kept looking around the room at anything but the book, and then there was my son. The sub asked what the kids did to make themselves happy. My son without missing a beat said “I like to run around outside naked.” What! I looked at him willing him to be quiet. Thought about disowning him. Said jokingly to the sub…that’s my kid…sinks in to chair. Sub said yeah I know.

It gets better. The project for today was trace the outline of a scarecrow and color the face and clothes. Sounds reasonable right? No problems here. Well, I see my son drawing a face with a huge black moth. He proudly tells his friend…my scarecrow has lots of cavities.

I’m telling you folks it is only October…I wonder if I will survive the year!

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