Sunday, August 21, 2011


I work with "behaviorally challenged" children.  That includes children with anger problems, autistic children, children in broken homes, children with abusive pasts, etc. You name it, I've worked with it.  It is some of the most fun I have ever had.  It involves a lot of playing with toys, reading good books, nap time, jamming to good music in a 15 passenger van, eating tasty snacks, making cool craft projects, going cool places like Kennecott Copper Mine, playing at the park, playing chair soccer and war ball and capture the flag and lightning and four square, and playing N64.  It also involves learning ethics and morals and choosing between right and wrong.  In learning these things, kids come up with some really great quotes.  Here are a few of my favorites:
Me: "Why did you choose not to steal last time you went to the store?"
Child: "Well, because my pants didn't have any pockets!"

Me: "When do you lie" (expecting an answer like "when I don't want to get in trouble")
Child: "When I get the chance"

Staff: "What is the moral of The Boy Who Cried Wolf?"
Child: "If you say something too much it can come true."

Staff: "Why are you crying?"
Child: "Cuz I have a tender heart!"

Child: "Green means go, Red means stop, Yellow means last chance."

Child describing a Gigapet: "You know, the chain with the animal inside it?"

Me: "What are you doing?"
Child: "Playing with a dead beetle."
Me: "Oh can i see it?"
Child: "Well i already tore his head off..."

Staff: "Today for activity we are having an unbirthday party!"
Child: "Who's unhappy birthday is it?"

Kids really do say the darndest things! Stay tuned for some more gems!

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