So my kids were playing "Silent Ball" in the classroom today since we couldn't go out due to inclement weather (i.e. rain). It's like their all time favorite game, and I don't mind it too much because they have to be silent and I can get some work done.
Here's the scene: I'm sitting at the side table tracing in black marker over a turkey feather worksheet thing we are going to turn into mini book reports for the wall.
Little B (hereby known as LB-who side note is not a native English speaker, so I wrote it as he talks to me) plops down next to me: What are you a doing Miss _____?
Me: Tracing this for next week. What are you doing?
[silence for about 3 minutes while he seriously watched me trace black outlines]
LB: Hey Miss _____, is this for the Thanksgiving?
Me: Well it's for Monday, but it's themed for Thanksgiving.
LB: Oh. (pause) Okay [side note, he has no idea what "themed for Thanksgiving means"] I like it.
Me: Thank you B.
LB: What is you do for Thanksgiving? You go to have food? You parents eat too? In a home?
Me: No, they are too far away. I'm going to have dinner with friends.
Me: Yes, I'm going to have dinner with my friends here. Everyone is bringing one food to share and we will have dinner together, like a family.
LB: [eyes big as saucers and excited voice] Friends! You have friends Miss ____! Whoa!
LB: I didn't know! What do you friend do? What do they live?
Now at this point I am trying to not pee my pants laughing at this kid who all of a sudden realized that their teacher is a real person, with a real life, and real (believe it or not) friends. How hilarious is that! Oh peoples, it gets better.
[pick the scene up a few minutes later when he calls over his friend T]
LB: Did you know Miss ___ has friends? Here! She eat wift them for Turkey! Why you laugh Miss ___?
Me: (still trying to breathe and not pee) I...I'm.....sorry B...I'm not laughing at you....honest
T: She's laughing cuz you didn't think she had friends. Of course she has friends, she has a life.
LB: (quoting a class phrase) Oh, yes...."Miss ____ has a life too" wift her friends!
Now y'all know that little boy when home and told his mamma and daddy that Miss ____ has friends, and it will get lost in translation, and they will think I am even weirder than I am...oh the joys of little children....never a dull moment.