Friday, January 15, 2010

It's sweeter than the ripple wine

The other day the Spanish teacher told the kids she'd been out because of an operation (she'd gotten her appendix out in an emergency procedure a few days before). This prompted R to share that his mother has ovarian cancer --- he knows all about it, including the fact that she can't have any more children --- which somehow led to H gleefully proclaiming, "I love to feel my mommy's boobies!"

That's where I stepped in and asked, "Kids, have you ever heard of the phrase T.M.I.?"


This morning, during the circle time, E asked if she could take her shirt off because she was hot in the room (she was wearing a spaghetti strap top underneath). "I guess," I said complainingly, "but I'm hot too, and you don't see me taking off my shirt."

She giggled. "No! 'Cause then we would see your boobies!"

Say, why do they all call them "boobies," anyway? And why do they think I have them?


daveawayfromhome said...

They really love that word, dont they? My 8 year old cant get enough of it. Maybe it's because it's the only "naughty" word they can get away with saying.
I suspect they talk about a man's "boobies" because parents, in an attempt to get them to quit talking about boobies all the time, say something along the line of, "So? They're boobies. Everybody has boobies, quit talking about them". Hence, the added ability to titter over men's chests also.

Chance said...

Hee hee! "Tit"ter over men's chests!