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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Don't forget your ball gown!

Last night I was teaching the children. Our lessons consist of a Bible story (Noah), a concept (responsibility) and a Country (Japan). I was reviewing with them what we've learned about Japan. The class is predominantly primary girls with three little boys to keep things interesting.

Me: What have you learned about Japan?

Student: Mount Fuji is an extinct volcano

Student: It's a group of Islands.

Me: Yes, just like the state of Hawaii (which we have already covered)

Student: It has mountains with snow

Student: They wear kimonos

Me: Yes. But remember the kimonos are very beautiful and used for ceremonial purposes. (I refer to pictures of several very elaborate kimonos.) (Then I realize most of them won't know what ceremonial means. So I try to explain.) They don't wear them every day. It's for special occasions. Kind of like we wouldn't wear a ball gown to school, but would use it to go to a party when you go out at night. (The little girls all nod. They get it.)

6 year old boy in a very emphatic voice: Yeah!! You gotta cover your privates when you go out! (And he involuntarily does the male thing -- grabs his crotch!)

For just a second, I just stare. The little girls start to giggle. Then I get it. A BALL gown. Sure. A BALL gown to cover your privates!!!!!

So this morning I reminded my husband, "Don't forget your ball gown before you leave today!"


His Girl said...


that was the funniest thing I have heard all day long


ball gown!

the phrase is ruined for me for life... hahahha.

truth said...

LOL, oh my. Boys and girls certainly see and hear things differently.

marina said...

hahahahah!!! boys and girls do think very differently ..

that is the cutest story i have herd all week ,") marina

Ballerina Girl said...

so funny PJ!
I love what comes out of the mouths of children!

Michelle said...

Oh my!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Hey, PJ! How have I missed being here? Love this story.

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