Our boy, AKA ‘The Pok’, says some really funny things with the reasoning of a 5-year-old behind his musings. Some of it is hilarious, or just bizarre.
The Pok has started school this year and it has been an experience for both him and his teacher. His teacher has been formally introducing both him and his classmates to words and letters. Each week there is a ‘letter of the week’ in which the children are asked to come up with words that start with the designated letter. The letter of the week is the only piece of learning that he is keen to share with us after school at home.
A few weeks in, it was with great joy at the dinner table that The Pok blurted out,
“Guess what this week’s letter is?”
I responded with “C” (I always say “C” – what’s in a name?).
He shouted, “Nooooo! It’s ‘F’ silly.”
My wife asked, “Did any of the kids say some ‘F’ words?”
The Pok recalled, “Somebody said ‘fish’ and someone else said ‘four’, but the class didn’t guess too many.”
I then asked, “Did you come up with an ‘F’ word?” Hoping to the heavens that our son did was not the kid to drop the “F” bomb in kindergarten.
The Pok pondered…
“Daddy, I said ‘fart’ and the whole class started giggling”.
Phew – at least he reached for flatulence and not profanity.