Friday, October 19, 2012

The Best Candidate

My five-year-old friend is pretty intuitive. He surprises me all the time with his deep social insights, like proclaiming that "those children are wild," as we walk by a group of school-aged kids on holidays, or his most recent observation: Political signs.

"I keep seeing that sign everywhere, Ms. Renee," He said on our daily walk to the park. "Omney Ryan. (Hey, the stylized R is tricky for new readers, right?) Even my aunt has it on her car."

I thought I'd use his keen eye as an opportunity to discuss the nuances of our political system here in the good ol' USofA, so I explained how, in our country, we get to choose our president to run the government. He totally got it because he quickly exclaimed, "Well, I choose chocolate."

Me too, my friend. Me too. The world would be such a better place.

On a side note, he also asked me who Crock Olama is later on in the day. I think he meant Barack Obama, but you never know.

What funny Kidism has the election sparked in your home?

Friday, October 5, 2012

Mimicry is the Greatest Form of Flattery, Right?

I meet and teach a lot of adorable kids at work at a local zoological park. Sometimes I teach kids about animals, other times it's English. After showing a little girl a sea turtle shell, I waved goodbye and said, "Bye, Sweetie!" She started to walk away and waved back at me and smiled, "Bye Bye Sweet-tee." 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Coloring and Singing Don't Mix

I like to sing. Randomly. Especially when babysitting. So, whenever the kids mention a word or phrase that reminds me of a song, they get to learn a new chorus! Yesterday they had the joy or learning Rodger and Hammerstein's "Impossible." I figured it really related to the challenges of coloring, since that's what we were doing, to remind the kids that they could color anything their little hearts imaged...or something like that. It worked for one of them. But while I belted out the long notes with my five-year-old friend, his two-year-old brother blurted out, "SHHHH! Guys, I'm consenating!"

I guess you can't really consenate on coloring while Ms. Renée's singing one of her songs. Sorry.