Monday, March 23, 2009

Too Much Information...

On a daily basis, I often receive comments that fall into the TMI (too much information) category. That's what happens when you work with 5 and 6 year olds. They do not have a filter.

So during quiet time today I have a little guy dancing in front of me telling me "It's an emergency, Mrs. L! I have to go NOW!" I simply reply, "Go. Now. Run!". He comes back about twenty seconds later and I'm all like, "Dude, how did you go to the bathroom that quickly?" At this point I notice he's still holding himself.

I ask him what was going on that he had to go to the bathroom. He shouts, "Mrs. L! My pee pee hurts, it hurts a lot! And when I pee, nothing comes out!"

Um... wait... what?

My response: "Go to the nurse. It's not my job to help kids when their pee pee hurts."

Then... during science we're reading about pollution. The picture definitely has yellow water running out of some drainage pipe. Of course, the kids are all like.. why is pee in that water? Is it toilet water? Where does toilet water go? Ewwww! We drink pee and poo water!

Um.. how do you explain that to a kindergartner? No kids.. we don't drink pee water.. it's been filtered after many steps, yada, yada, yada.

For some reason nobody taught me how to deal with pee conversations in my teacher prep courses. Talk about trial by fire!


Kelly said...

Don't you just love that? No amount of school could ever prepare you for the weird questions and comments kids can come up with!

Lil' Woman said...

Lol..they probably didn't want to drink anymore water that day : )