Thursday, May 19, 2005

You Know You're Listening to Too Much NPR in the Car When...

...your 2-1/2-year-old's newest word is "filibuster."

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  1. Well, this isn't bad as long as she doesn't get in trouble at daycare singing about fillibusters, or calling someone a fillibuster. We quickly learned how dumb one of the teacher's aides is at our preschool when she approached Katie one day, gravely, with what was obviously going to be a very serious report about our child. She pulled her aside, and quietly and sternly reported that Grace had been singing a song about a penis on the playground. Not a folk song with a lot of explicit things done by a penis, mind you, just a song with the word "penis". As if this were the worst thing Grace could have done that day--- singing an innocent playground song containing a correct anatomical name.

    Granted, we aren't really encouraging this, but to think it's a high crime and misdemeanor...

    A sense of humor: should be a mandatory prerequisite for all preschool teachers, but apprently that's not the case!

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  2. Okay, so I just misspelled 'filibuster'...

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  3. Heh. I always warn the teachers/caregivers about potential word-bombs my kids might drop. "Just so you know, we've started reading 'How Babies Are Made,' so if so-and-so starts using some anatomically correct terms..."

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  4. My kids have an official song and a dance to go along with it. Yikes.

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  5. When Krup was about Maia's age, any group of people sitting at a table was a "watergate." Her parents spent an inordinate amount of time watching the Watergate hearings.

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