Friday, February 18, 2011

Student Quotes

I was cleaning my office yesterday in anticipation for having someone take over for the next two weeks. Yes, we are about to have that baby. We are scheduled to go in to the hospital in a couple of hours, but we may not have to induce with how close my wife's contractions are.

Anyway, I stumbled upon a couple of post it notes where I had written down things that I had different student say. I only have a couple, but I thought they were worth sharing.

Student: Do you know how to do the monkey bars?

Me: I use to, but I've forgotten in my old age.

Student: When I'm 60 I'll still know how to use the monkey bars.

This wasn't a "ha ha" quote some much as I thought it was insightful and nearly poetic. It came out of the mouth of a kindergartener.

The next quote came from a third grader. We were discussing how to be prepared in emergencies, and I was being silly. I asked them how prepared they were for the upcoming zombie invasion. This is what the kid said with complete seriousness.

I know I'm prepared because I can do a sweeping toe kick.

You don't need much more than that.

I'll keep you all updated on the baby front, I'll be writing tweet updates when I have internet access.


  1. Thinking of you and your wife today!

    Kids say the darndest things! (Art Linkletter)

    Thanks for writing these down. My Hubby and I wish we had written more of what our children said in moments like these. We remember clearly (even though we are old and forgotten how to play on monkey bars) our oldest saying: "I MUST know everything!" Turned out to be an accurate representation of how he thinks. ;)


  2. Ha ha, how cute. I can tell you are in a deep, fatherly, pondering modd. You probably have the baby now!!! How are things?? So exciting!

  3. You just had the baby and you are on my blog?? :) thanks for the info about my typo. I think I've had that up there for over a year and you are the only one who caught it!! oops!