Monday, October 6, 2008

Some Recent "Kiddie Quotes"

As usual, the kids have been full of creativity and "wisdom" over the past few weeks:

Angie: "When Rosie wins a game, there is a lot of noise!" [VERY true!]

Me: "How are you today, Lenny?"
Lenny: "Oh, I am not good. I am die and very hot, and I am happy."

Patrick: "Step-anie-Teacher! Angie is wearing a very bad shirt. Her this is showing!" [Apparently, Angie's shirt was a bit low cut - she's nine, by the way.]

Anne: "Step-anie, what is monumental?"
Me: "It's something that is huge--"
Jamie: (interrupting) "Angie is monumental!"
Me: "No, no..." [It went downhill from there.]

Me: "Okay, I want you to write about your favorite dinner. And make sure you are writing about food. I don't want to read about any blood, human, beer, cognac, soju, or whisky."
Leon and Evan started furiously erasing their essays!

Me: "What do you like to eat?"
Jinny: "I like strawberries, and chocolate, and rice."
Me" "What do you like to eat, Ryan?
Ryan: "I like to eat EVERYBODY!" [He meant everything]

Me: "What is the boy wearing?"
Tom: "He's wearing blue panties!"
Me: "PANTS, Tom!"

And, of course, a few words from the kindergartners:

Eddie: "Teacher! Teacher! I have many nose water!" [His nose was running.]

Me: "Oh, Jay, you are too slow today!"
Harry: "Jay is turtle!"
Amy: "Jay is grandpa turtle!"

Liz: "Teacher, me grandma is SEXY!" [It took a minute to figure out, but she actually meant "sixty."]

Amy: "S-tep-anie, look. Rabbit!"
Me: "Amy, that page is for tomorrow, okay?"
Amy: "White rabbit!"
Me: "Amy, tomorrow, tomorrow."
Amy and Cali: "Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you, tomorrow!" [I joined in and we had an impromptu rendition of "Tomorrow" (from "Annie"). I couldn't believe Korean kindergartners were familiar with that musical--and could remember that many of the words!"]

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"Passage—immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins! Away, O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
Cut the hawsers—haul out—shake out every sail!
Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
Have we not grovell’d here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
Have we not darken’d and dazed ourselves with books long enough?

Sail forth! steer for the deep waters only!
Reckless, O soul, exploring, I with thee, and thou with me;
For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go, And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.

O my brave soul!
O farther, farther sail!
O daring joy, but safe! Are they not all the seas of God?
O farther, farther, farther sail!"

~Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"