Here are some more adorable stories that happened at my school the last couple of weeks…
Letting Herself Go
I was sitting at a table of four-year-old girls who were eating their morning snack. One girl, out of nowhere says…
Girl 1: Before your are born, you don’t exist.
So I think, that’s fine, she’s pro-choice. But I should probably use this as a teachable moment as well so I say…
Me: That’s true. You’re not a person out in the world, but you do grow in your mommy’s belly for a while before you come out.
You know, science. Then this exchange happens.
Girl 1: And then your mommy gets faaaaat.
Girl 2 (whispering): My mommy is getting fat already.
Now, that girl’s mother is not pregnant. So she’s just worried that mom has started to let herself go a little bit, which I think is pretty great.
“U” Is For…Wait. What?
My co-teacher had asked all the kids to draw something that begins with the letter U. One of the younger boys in the class had made a very deliberate design, but none of the teachers could figure out what it was.
Teacher: Why don’t you tell me about this picture?
Boy (with pride): It’s a uterus!
Teacher: A what?
Boy (with more pride): A uterus!
Teacher: Okay, well, what does a uterus do.
Boy: It’s where a baby grows in a mommy’s belly.
Glad to know my students are well aware of reproductive health issues at age 4. Good job, kids!