Monday, June 21, 2010

Quid Pro Quo

I haven't been posting much (like, AT ALL) since I started a summer job. I am teaching summer camp / school for ages 3-7. I'll let you all know how it is going when I've spent a little more time with the kids.
I do, however, want to share a funny little story.
On Saturday Janice turned four. When one of the teacher's told me this on Friday, I congratulated her.

HRM: WOW! Four years old! Soon you are going to be older than me!
Janice nods.
HRM: When you are older than I am, will you read picture books to me like I am to you?
Janice nods again.

So there you have it: my attempt at scintillating conversation with a three (VERY soon to be four) year old, and her promise to read to me when I'm younger than her. I plan on holding her to her promise, too! ;-)


Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Those are good years, and those are good conversations, as well!

katdish said...

Aw! I didn't realize you were teaching kids that young. Awesome!

Billy Coffey said...

I envy you for all the things you're getting ready to learn, Helen.

Sandra Heska King said...

Hmmm. I remember my brother telling me that one day he'd be older than me, and then he could beat me up!

♥ Kathy said...

aww that's so sweet!

Duane Scott said...

Way to psychologically mess up that poor 4 year old. :)


Shark Bait said...

Helen - You're a strange person.

Shark Bait said...

My nephew still cannot get his head around the fact that his mother is older than me, even though I am taller than her.

Wendy said...

That's very good of her to offer to read picture books to you when she's older than you. You know, you could shorten the wait time if you'd just start aging backwards. I don't think that's asking too much.