Monday, March 2, 2009

curious minds want to know

Two little first graders, T and Z, were swinging on the swings, giggling away....

T and Z: missmolly,missmolly,missmolly,missmolly!

Me: yes?

T: are you gay?

Me: what makes you ask?

T: we were just wondering.

Me: yeah, i get that. but, why? i mean, what was the topic of conversation before the question?

T: nothing, nothing. we were just wondering...

Me: i know, but how'd you get onto that topic?

T: well, we were teasing M. (a preschooler) that she's gay, so we just wanted to know if you were!

Me: why would you tease M. about being gay?

T: 'cuz she was acting gay!

Me: um, T., do you know what "gay" means?

T: yeah.... "married"!

Oh, well, in that case, I guess I am gay.


Molly said...

Hee hee. My friend's pre-schooler once came home declaring she wanted to be a lesbian. After we asked her a couple of questions it turned out she wanted to be a Muslim, she thought the Muslim girls in her class were really pretty and that 'lesbians' had such lovely, glossy hair!
I'm also intrigued as to how a pre-schooler acts married...

lotta said...

The snippets of your life at work are always fantastic. Kids are so amazing. My sons are way too old now to say things like this, but I miss the days when they blurted things out just like they thought of them... Thank you for sharing ( I loved the comments about the Vans too...)

Maggie May said...

me too, darlink.

ashley said...

ooo molly! what a great little convo! love how you posted it... i miss teaching

thetiniestspark said...

hahah AWESOME. man, kid conversations are hilarious. these wee little brilliant things that create this awesomely retarded mash-up world in their cute noggins.

also, you are too kind! thank you for all the bajillion comments! they made my day. i am trying to figure out how to enable commentz on my new tumblr so i can KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON with them, ya heard.

Karafina said...

thats freaking hillarious.... little kids are just toooo much!