Today's post will be a quick little piece about children and manners. I hear the usual please and thank you but every once in a while I hear a response that catches me off guard. I eat my lunch everyday with the class so I get to hear many conversations. If two children have bananas there is usually a banana telephone even if they are sitting right next to each other. For a while Trix Yogurt was a popular lunch snack although it was always pronounced Trix Logurt. This alone may not seem funny but I thought that Trix Logurt would make a great character in a detective story. So we wrote stories about Trix Logurt, Secret Agent.
I was sitting at the table with a group of boys and they were all quiet while eating. The silence was broken by a loud BURP, not just the word but he actually burped real loud. I was expecting to here an excuse me or something but what I heard made me crack up. Instead of excuse me he said "Well, that is a sure sign that the tank is almost full."
I was having a discussion with a girl about her family. She said that she loved her Aunt because she buys the best toys. I asked if it was her mom's sister or her dad's sister. She replied "It is my mom's sister and she is real fat." We had a discussion about how that is really not the best way to describe someone. After our discussion I could see that she understood the main point. Or so I thought. A few weeks passed and her Aunt came up in our discussion again and this time she said "My aunt is sort of fat. Oh wait that is not nice to say. My Aunt has a real big belly." So we revisited our previous discussion.