It’s Not All Mary Poppins


… but it made me laugh. Email forward from my SIL.

So there’s this kindergarten teacher, and she’s decided her mission in life is to eradicate baby talk and get the kids to use “Big People Words”. One day at Show-and-Tell, the children are talking about their weekends. Little Michael speaks up.

“I went to the park and rode on the choo-choo.”

“No, Michael. You rode on the train. Remember your Big People Words.”

Rosanna has something to say. “Mommy took me to the park to feed the duckies.”

“Big People Words, Rosanna. Mommy took you to feed the ducks.”

Little Amelia is next. “Mommy and Daddy and me went to visit Nana.”

think, thank, thunk“You mean your grandmother. We use Big People Words in this class, remember?” [If you’re like me, you’re now thinking this teacher’s a bit anal: “Nana” is her name. Good grief.]

Brave young Eric decides to test his luck.

“I read a book this weekend, Ms. Jones!”

“You did? Good for you! What book did you read, then?”

So far, so good. Eric frowns, considering his words carefully.

“The book was called … Winnie the Shit!”

April 22, 2008 - Posted by | Mischief, random and odd, the things they say!


  1. Hahahahaha!

    That is so great!

    Comment by Alison | April 23, 2008 | Reply

  2. they say the derndest things

    Comment by Jill in Atlanta | April 23, 2008 | Reply

  3. That is hysterical!

    Comment by Dani | April 23, 2008 | Reply

  4. OK, now that’s funny. I may steal it for my blog (with a link to you, of course)!

    Comment by Florinda | April 23, 2008 | Reply

  5. Ha, ha, that’s great! AND…I’d be a bit ticked off if someone corrected the Boy for using Nana because it’s what we call her.

    Comment by nomotherearth | April 28, 2008 | Reply

  6. My grandma will give me the evil eye if I call her any thing but Nanny!

    Comment by Seraphim | October 1, 2009 | Reply

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