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Out of the mouths of babes....
Old 09-01-2019, 02:27 PM
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I was just walking down my street and said hello to a little girl, maybe 7, who was playing on the sidewalk.
She called loudly after me, “What are the sticks for?”
“They help me balance,” I smiled, “I’m wobbly.”
She looked serious for a moment then asked, “Can you eat?”

I don’t get the logical progression, but she was sweet.


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Old 09-01-2019, 02:40 PM
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I'm not sure where she was going with that either, but it almost sounded like she wanted to make you a snack!
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Old 09-01-2019, 02:53 PM
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Maybe she was thinking chopsticks...
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I teach first grade.
Old 09-01-2019, 03:06 PM
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I think she thought you had to hold the “sticks” all the time, and therefore would not be able to put food in your mouth. The sticks would be in the way.
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I also taught first grade
Old 09-01-2019, 04:01 PM
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I have found many conversations with young kids contain a non sequitur or two. Just go with it.


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Old 09-01-2019, 05:31 PM
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Perhaps she has a relative who is wobbly and needs help being fed.

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many conversations with young kids contain a non sequitur or two
This is so true!
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Old 09-01-2019, 05:49 PM
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I too am thinking she probably thought you had the sticks in your hands all the time and couldn't put them down to eat. Cute!

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Old 09-02-2019, 07:45 AM
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I love tiny brains and their thought processes. Teaching kinder always made me laugh/scratch my head.

Maybe she thought they were extensions of your hands
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