Thursday, December 18, 2008

Kids (who are not mine) say...

A friend relayed this story and I had to share. He went to his daughters' classrooms yesterday to talk to the kids about Chanukah. Yes, when you're the lone Jew in any area, you tend to become the token Jew in the classroom. Luckily, this guy is great with kids--not the most observant Jew by any stretch of the imagination (his older daughter was the one who was baffled by kashering), but informed and wonderful with kids.

So he briefly explained the story of the Macabees and at the end, he asked his youngest daughter's first grade class if there were any questions.

One boy raised his hand and asked, "Did dinosaurs and cavemen live at the same time?"

The best question, though, was from the very first boy who raised his hand. He asked, "How expensive was your watch?"

After I cracked up, my friend then added, "Next time, I'm going to be a little more specific when I ask if anyone has any questions."


Phyllis Sommer said...

this is such a funny post.

i have learned very well to say "does anyone have any questions about x" or not to ask that question at all!!!!:-)

TheFeministBreeder said...

I love the "watch" question. Hilarious. Guess which kid will grow up to be on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (and not be the straight guy?!?!) Bingo!