Monday, March 03, 2008

Out of the Mouthes of Babes: February

Dear Lord, I'm a horrible blogger and blog commenter. I'm sorry I have disappeared. However! Exciting things are afoot (I need to talk about moving! And planning summer reading programs! And attending my first conference!) and I promise I will have more to blog about in the future (and I will go through my overflowing bloglines and comment on your posts!). In the meantime, however, here are some highlights from the children's room during February:

Colin, age 3: "I want to play on the computers Mom!"
Colin's mom: "But Colin, those children are already playing. You can play when they're done."
Colin, age 3: "They're never going to be done!!! They live here!"

While teaching Junior Achievement to 2nd graders-
Me: Why do we need to have businesses in our community?
Courtney: To make money!
Evan: So there are places to work.
Connor: So we can give money to the Army.

Grace, 2-years-old: You're Miss Katie! You're my liberry teacher! You live at the liberry!

Grace (yes, another Grace.), 3-years-old: We got a new kitty and we haven't named her but we're going to name her soon and Joey has this thing and we go swimming and you swim and you swim and you swim and then you hit your head on the wall and then you have a grumpy face!
*pause pause pause pause*
Grace's mom: Are you talking about the Wii?
Grace: Yeah!

Evan, age 3: Mama, what's your name?
Evan's Mom, Eileen: Honey, you know my name
Evan: *whispers in her ear*
Evan's Mom: Evan, my name is not Obi Wan.

Mary, age 4, talking about her brother and sister: ...and Nathan won't eat pepperoni! And Lucy said "Naaaathan! Just try it!" But he won't. Because it's too tangy."

Back story: Gordon, 6 y.o., is obsessed with Star Wars and Transformers and has read every single book in our library on those subjects. So, now when he comes in, I find him books but have to tell him that "we don't have it at our library but there's a copy in the system and we can have them send it to our library so you can take it home with you." Thus...
Gordon: Miss Katie, can you see if The Transformers Ultimate Guide is in the system? *pause* Whatever that means.

Grace (it's an epidemic!), 6-years-old: Olivia, let's go to the bubbler!
Olivia, also 6: Okay! I love water! It's my best friend!


At 4:21 PM, Blogger Alissa said...

LMAO- I love the crazy things kids say. Sadly, it doesn't get any better as they enter their teen years...

PS- what conference are you going to? Annual?!?

At 3:26 PM, Blogger Librarian Girl said...

The kids in your library are way cuter than the kids in my library. That's a ton of cuteness right there!

At 12:40 PM, Blogger Peregrine said...

I love the Obi Wan one--at least he didn't say Darth Vadar :)

At 1:13 PM, Anonymous marty said...

I love your out of the mouths of babes!!

I have been a horrible blogger and commenter, too. (Not that YOU'RE horrible. You know what I mean.) Why does it seem like so much effort sometimes?

At 9:30 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

That's fantastic. The best one I ever got was:

"Do you have books on A-Lee-umms?"

Which I eventually interpreted as Aliens...Good night Alien was a big hit with that one, by the way.

At 6:14 PM, Blogger tinylittlelibrarian said...

Those are fab stories! :)

At 6:15 PM, Blogger tinylittlelibrarian said...

I was asked to play an impromptu game of ring around the rosie after storytime today, that's my only recent cutie pie story.


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