Showing Unreal Growth

| Learning | April 20, 2016

(I volunteer at an after school program for young, elementary school aged children. Recently we asked the age 8-10 kids what they want to be when they grow up. These were our favorite responses.)

Kid #1: “When I grow up, I want to be a Ninja Turtle!”

Kid #2: “I want to be Liam Neeson and marry Lady Gaga!”

Kid #3: “I want to be an astronaut so I can find a race of peaceful aliens, conquer them, and rule over them as their leader!”

Kid #4: “When I grow up, I want to be a hobo!”

Kid #5: “I don’t want to grow up. I want to be my daddy’s princess forever!”

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A-Fur-aid And Teddy-fied

| Learning | July 12, 2013

(I am volunteering at an after school club in my local area, when two of the young girls approach me; one of them is clutching a teddy bear.)

Girl #1: *looks at her teddy* “Teddy, do you think we should tell our parents that [my name] beats us?”

(I break out in a cold sweat, worried that these kids are going to get me in some serious trouble with a silly joke. The girl looks at her teddy before nodding in agreement.)

Girl #1: “No? Okay!” *prances off with the other girl*

(Thank you Teddy!)

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