Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Today I had an interesting little conversation with one of my students. Keep in mind these kids have been with me for 25 days now.

Little man is sitting on the rug during story time and he raises his hand (YES! I've taught them something) and asks me, "Mrs. [insert Italian last name]. Why do you have a tattoo?"

Stammering, I reply "I wanted one, sweetie," and I return back to reading my book.

He raises his hand again. "I thought only adults who curse have tattoos?"

I wait a minute, trying to regain my thoughts because surely they didn't teach us this in school.

"You don't curse, do you?"

Um... hello? Queen of cursing, right here! But not in front of the kids, of course.

"No, sweetie. I don't curse. But many adults get a tattoo for many different reasons."