Thursday, April 15, 2010
Conversations with Small People
Naomi (noticing that kindergartener at recess is sitting in a sort of nest she created): That looks like a comfortable seat you have there!
Kid (thoughtfully): Um, I saw a couple of them.
Naomi: (Pause.) OK! Well, I have to go to class now!
Naomi (at the end of the last class of the day, when it was sunny and 79 degrees): You guys enjoy the rest of your beautiful afternoon -- I hope you get to play outside!
Kid (melodramatically): How can we. It's horrible outside. I'm hot.
Naomi (thought): You can't win, can you? Because last week it was too cold and now it's too hot. It's never just right, is it, Goldilocks?