April 12, 2011

Field Trip

Art museum

I went on a field trip with Noah's class today. We sat together on the bus, and a little girl joined us. She was quite chatty. She was a close-talker. Which was great because she goes, "my voice sounds funny because I have a sore throat." Also, every neighborhood we passed she knew someone that lived there. That's my old babysitter's. She had a waterbed.

I wanted to keep her. I wanted to keep them all.

Fourth grade. The turning point. It was for me and still is for kids today. In the art museum there were some Impressionist pieces with female nudity. I watched the boys shuffle and whisper to their friends. And just guess when they got to pick one painting to write about where they chose to sit?

Also tonight, in Target I needed shaving gel and the boys asked what it was for and I said for shaving my legs and then Noah covered his mouth while gigglewhispering to Carter something something shave legs hehehe. I was wondering when this was going to start.

Then, in the car, he said what's under there? And I said under where? 

UNDERWEAR HAHAHAHAHA.

Yep, it's started.

20 comments:

  1. Oh boy. Did you watch Parenthood tonight? At least you're not....THERE yet. You've got a loooong time. :)

    (sorry for bringing THAT up)

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  2. This totally cracked me up! Fourth grade sounds like a fun age. :)

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  3. Mandie, I haven't seen it yet! Will try to watch tomorrow!

    Steph

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  4. I used to teach 4th and 5th grade combo class... so I could totally see the difference between the two ages. 4th graders still have that endearing innocence and when they start the school year, and by 5th grade... It's over. Be prepared!

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  5. hahaha, that's awesome! i love when children discover their sense of humor!

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  6. Oh, I am giggling like crazy reading this! With three younger brothers I am very well aware of that moment. When little boys become regular boys who some day evolve enough (though only God knows how) to become men. It's like watching life occur, evolution.

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  7. Splutter morning coffee everywhere!!! My word you are at the beginning of a long journey!!! Let me tell you boys are great "they so totally counterbalance the seriousness of girls... who so counterbalance the madness of boys..." press repeat and enjoy!!!

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  8. Oh this is sweet and funny. 4th grade scares me a little bit, especially for my girls, but we'll make it through it as best we can.

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  9. Oh, just wait, it gets better!! (Says the mom of a fourteen year old boy!)

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  10. hee hee... I have a 4th grader too. I just love that age and they are such a joy to spend a school day with.

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  11. I think the underwear joke is actually a good sign that they've still got pretty immature/childish interests, but I'm just saying that because my 3 year old nephew LOVES that joke to no end!

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  12. I love the humor of boys! I've got an 8 year old and a 15 year old. Passing gas and underwear jokes never get old.

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  13. oh my goodness! thats so funny! im sure its a JOY to have a BOY! (sorry for the cheesy rhyming! ) :) so fun!!

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  14. This one got a real-life LOL from me. :-)

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  15. Recently, my 6-year-old daughter said, "Mom, you can tell I'm grown up because I don't think poo poo jokes are funny AT ALL anymore."

    I don't think I can handle 4th grade. It's all going way too fast already.

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  16. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! My boys cannot stop laughing when they see the restaurant HOOTERS. So hard to control myself to not giggle with them.

    So I asked them, why is the word hooters so funny? My 5th graders said, well what does it mean to you mama? I said " you know, those 2...big....eyes from the owl..." That was it...we all giggled to no end while Katie looked clueless.

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  17. OH goodness. Yes, this is about the age, isn't it? Glad you got to go on the field trip. What an adventure. :)

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