Today it was kindergarten. Lots of hyper children with big heads, big ears, chubby cheeks and missing teeth. Hilarious.
I watched a pencil exchange between two little boys.
"You knock 'em"
A little girl sitting next to me while working on her phonics sheet said "That's Donovan over there. He's new. He smells like peanuts."
The boy next to her said "Like peanuts?"
She was adamant. "He has peanut breath."
Wouldn't it be kind of fun to introduce people by the way they smell? "This is Peter. He smells like Drakkar Noir. This is Rhonda. She smells like bacon."
Another little girl told me right away "My grandma passed away." I sympathetically said "Oh, I'm so sorry." She said "It's okay. You didn't know."
Ten minutes later, as her group colored at my center, she turned to me and said "Guess what?"
She burst into giggles. I did, too. They're so weird, I love it. It's like a I get paid to work with small, crazy people. Exhausting, but fun.