So with one of my groups on second grade we're reading Cam Jansen books and we started a new one today. At the beginning Cam & Co are doing a fundraiser for a charity that gives the "homebound elderly people" rides to the library. At that point I stop and ask the group if they know what elderly means.
Child 1: Grandmas and grandpas.
Child 2: Old people.
Child 3: Really old people. Like, older than all the teachers.
Child 4: Nearly dead people.
Well . . . technically . . . comparatively speaking . . . he was right. I can't imagine his answer would be much appreciated by said nearly dead people though. :-)
It actually reminded me of this conversation I had with a cousin of mine . . . well, I don't remember how long ago it was, but I'm pretty sure I was still in high school, and now he's in high school. So there's that. Anyway, it went something like this:
Cousin (five points to the first one to identify him, lol): My mom is old.
Me: So what does that make my mom?
Cousin: Really old.
Me: Well, if Aunt Dawna is really old, what does that make Grandpa and Grandma?
Cousin: Practically dead.
What is it with little kids and old/"dead" people? :-)
P. ost S. cript
This is totally the kind of old lady I want to be. (and we're all going to continue to pretend that it was actually the Queen jumping out of the helicopter and not some dude in a peach dress, m'kay?)