Yesterday was Community Helper Day at kindergarten. We’ve been doing this for a long time, and we’ve had some really great people come in over the years – but I think we all agreed that this year’s presenters were collectively the best we’ve ever had. Everyone did such a great job of talking to the kids and they all had really cool things to say about their jobs.
The kindergartners also had some HILARIOUS things to say to them. I don’t think I’ve laughed (silently in the back) this hard in a really long time.
Here are some snapshots of the epic-ness of our morning:
While visiting the firefighter:
“I wanna be a fire drill!!”
“My mom won’t buy me [a fire evacuation plan]!”
While visiting the financial planner:
Q: What if you can’t afford a new bike?
A: “Go to the Dollar Tree!”
While visiting the Chef:
Q: “If I need to cook for more people, what do I need?”
A: “More Moms!”
Actual Answer: A bigger pot.
While visiting the musician:
Pretty much anytime he touched his guitar, the kids exclaimed in awe, “DANG!”
After visiting the window washer:
Me: Boys and girls, did you know that he is my cousin??
Student 1: He is your brother!?
Student 2: He is your dad?!
While visiting the medical clinic worker
Presenter: I went to Haiti, a country near Florida.
Student 1 leans over to Student 2: She went to Katie!?!?!
While visiting the architect (who did building projects in Uganda):
Presenter: Does anyone know what an orphan is?
Student 1: A house!
Student 2: (with great confidence) I know! An orphan is an animal that can swim in the water.
Actual Answer: An orphan is a child that might not have a mom and dad to take care of them.
Student 3: My mom told me I am going to Africa tomorrow.
Presenter: Ok, well have fun. Tell my friends I say hi.
And perhaps the most important thing we learned today is from the city worker: snow plows can kill. So let’s stay safe this winter, kids.