Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The H- word

I love working with kids...everyday is so different than the last! One of my favorite things about it is the funny thing kids say. I will never get bored with the Guessing the Bad Word game I play on the daily basis with 1st graders. This is an age where they are eager to please, afraid of getting in trouble and they take their duty to tattle tale VERY seriously. Today, like many others, a little girl came up to me and said," Miss Lindsey, Brian said the s h word!" I am thinking, how does a 6 year old know this word (I am sure you all know what word I am talking about)...until I asked her what he said. With a horrified look on her face, she whispered, "He told me to shut up". I had to try hard not to laugh and reprimanded him for using "potty words" at school.

Here are some other naughty words and their abbreviations I have learned: the d word is dumb, the h word is hate, the s (with no h) word is stupid and my personal favorite the f word is fart.

In order to apply this new concept to my life, I would like to share a personal opinion with all of you. I h-word panty hose. I h-word the person who decided that they were a good idea. I don't think they are comfortable at all (so itchy), I have to contort my body in unnatural positions just to get the d word things on my legs (for a mental image, think about Princess Diaries or Mel Gibson in What Women Want) , my skirts always hike up because of the static and they rip so easy. On Sunday a friend was picking me up to go to a Relief Society fireside. I was in a hurry so I ran into my room and attempted to "throw" my pantyhose on. As I pulled them up, my fingernails (which are not as freakishly sharp as this sounds) ripped them and when I looked down my 8 fingers where sticking through 8 holes, of course followed by huge runs. I quickly discarded them and grabbed pair #2. I tried to be a little more careful, but on the last tug I heard a quiet rip, and watched the run go from my hip to my shin. I ended up making us late, ruining 2 of my 4 pairs and had to wear a pair that I am pretty sure is the oldest pair of pantyhose in the world. They have little black balls of lint or something all over them, holes high up on my leg (high enough to be covered by my skirt, but I am still self conscious about wearing something so hideous -even if no one can see) and I had to hike them up every 10 minutes because they are so stretched out. Doesn't it make ya feel so classy when your hose are bunched around your ankles- its a real crowd pleaser! That's all, I don't like pantyhose at all!


6 comments:

Kristen and Shawn said...

i feel the same way. I wish I had the legs not to wear pantyhose though.

Joseph & Shaylee Mecham said...

You are so funny!! I h-word pantyhose too! I love the bad words too, kids are so funny!! :)

Trevor & Taytum said...

I never where panty hose because I hate them so badly. I remember as a kid the first thing I did when I got home from church was take those suckers off. They were usually off before I even hit the bedroom.

Jason and Kelsey said...

Thanks! I have to keep headbands on her, or she looks like a boy thanks to her bald head! Haha! I have made some of the bows she wears, but mostly I just buy them on ebay because it's easier and less time consuming.

Adios Weight said...

I HATE pantyhose. In fact my last pair ripped yesterday..suprise suprise.

Lela Wilkins said...

Lol I am no super woman. Just have an interest that I am perusing. I thing you are pretty great with the whole patience with kids thing. I am working so hard on becoming more patient with the little ones I watch. Love and miss ya!!