Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cupcakes in Heaven

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Me: That's a great drawing! Where did you learn to draw like that?
Kid: The people in my brain have taught me how to draw turtles.
Me: Oh...well, thank them for me.
Kid: No need. They already heard you.
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Me: Awesome mission assembly this morning. Highlights?
Kid: There was some kind of rule about a Golden Pool.
Me: I think you mean the Golden Rule...
Kid: Bummer. I was looking forward to the pool.
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Introducing children to Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald has been an absolute delight this year. This batch of first graders just seem to be in awe of the human voice, and the contrast between the gravel of Louis and the glide of Ella is reflected in the glee on their faces. They cannot get enough! Love these little learners!

Kid 1: He's hiding something in those cheeks.
Kid 2: It's just air. He's just a really good breather.
Kid 1: Not if he holds it all in. That's gotta hurt.

Kid 1: Did Mr. Chubby Cheeks marry Elbow?
Me: Elbow? You mean Ella?
Kid 1: Yeah, Ella. The singing lady - did she marry the guy with the cheeks?
Kid 2: He couldn't be married - did you see those lips? You can't kiss with lips like that, and if you don't kiss, you're not married.

Listening Excerpt: Cheek to Cheek - "Heaven, I'm in Heaven..."
Kid: OH MY GOSH!
Me: What?! What's wrong?
Kid: He's talking to us from beyond the grave!
Me: Oh, honey, those are the words to the song.
Kid 1: No, Ms. G. The Cheek Man is telling us where he is!
Kid 2: He's in heaven, Ms. G!
Kid 3: Are there cupcakes in Heaven?
Me: Cupcakes? What?
Kid 3: Cupcakes. Are there cupcakes in Heaven, Ms. G?
Kid 4: Of COURSE there are cupcakes in Heaven. Didn't you see his full cheeks?
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1 comment:

Les said...

You know, the people in my brain tell me things all the time, but it seems to frighten people when I mention it. Tell the first grader that there are absolutely cupcakes in heaven. Chocolate ones. With lots of frosting.

Shelly