Some boys ran up to me on on the playground and asked:
"What's the square root of 3.147?"
I don't know...what?
"Blueberry!" (and they ran off laughing)
Do you get it? As in "pi"...Second grade jokes are pretty humorous, I know.
I was also thinking today about what my kids do in their spare time. When they were sharing their journals today, about 3 of the kids wrote that they played playstation all weekend or x-box all day. Others wrote about movies they saw or TV shows they watched. The majority of their free-time is spent sitting and watching. Now I don't have much room to talk...Matt and I did watch all 3 of the Godfather movies this week...but I think he would argue that the quality of our movie choices was much better. Another sad fact...probably half of my class has seen the Godfather movies. They see movies I wouldn't even want to watch. Last week there was a big discussion going on in class about "Freddy vs. Jason"... I told them they were too young to see those movies and that even Mrs. Cope would never watch those movies. They just laughed at me.
I'm thankful I had parents that cared about what I watched. They knew that I had an impressionable mind. What kids see and hear will stay with them forever. I personally don't want "Freddy vs. Jason" to be what I think about when I go to sleep at night. At the time, I thought my parents were mean when we didn't get cable or weren't allowed to watch certain shows...But I hope they know I'm very, very thankful they cared!