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That Really Hit A Nerve

| Learning | May 25, 2013

(We are on the playground. I am the teacher and a child comes running up to me crying.)

Child: “Miss [name]! I fell down on the side and hurt my elbow and it REALLY hurts!”

Me: “It looks like you’re going to be fine, sweetie. I think you just hit your funny bone.”

Child: “It’s not funny!”

Dry Humor

, | Related | April 3, 2013

(I am four years old. I am taking an IQ test to see if I can start kindergarten a year early. My dad is watching the test from behind a one-way mirror.)

Tester: “What’s a liquid that comes in a bottle?”

Me: “Beer!”

Tester: “…Okay. Why don’t you tell me another one?”

Me: “Wine!”

Dad: “Is this where child protective services show up?”


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A Bit Young To Be So Off-Color

, | Learning | March 12, 2013

(I am a kindergarten teacher, and I’m meeting a student for the first time.)

Me: “What is your favorite color?”

5 year-old: “Stool.”

Me: “Let’s try that again…”

From The Mouth Of Babes, Part 6

, , | Related | September 19, 2012

(I work in biotechnology, specialising in IVF (assisted reproduction). On my daughter’s first day in kindergarten, I receive a call from the principal. She had introduced herself to the class in an interesting fashion.)

Daughter: “Hi, I’m [Daughter], and my daddy gets women pregnant.”

Related:
From The Mouth Of Babes, Part 5
From The Mouth Of Babes, Part 4
From The Mouth Of Babes, Part 3
From The Mouth Of Babes, Part 2
From The Mouth Of Babes


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