Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Out of the mouths of babes...

Today I was reading to a Pre-K class (4-year-olds). I got to the point in the book where one character was going to give another the BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER. So, I stopped and asked the kids to tell me what they thought that present would be. Most of the answers were fairly typical...a pony, a motorcycle, toys. And then another kid raised his hand. His answer?

"A machine that pops out hands to grab parents with."

The best part? Not even close to the oddest thing that I've heard this kid say.

Friday, April 3, 2009

How to know if you've completely lost control of a situation

If you walk into a dark room, flip on the light, and your cat raises her head and fixes you with a steely glare--and you hurry to finish what you're doing so you can turn the light off again--you are not the dominant personality in that relationship.

I was halfway downstairs before I realized what had just happened.