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    Re: Cutest things you've heard your kids say

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    I do a unit on Child Labor Abuse with my 8th graders. They take notes for 3 days and then write an essay based on their notes. One girl said to me Thursday, "Thank you for making me write this paper." She had tears in her eyes.
    Gut we used to be the worlds largest texitle producing area in the world, so when I was doing field trips at the museum I would tell the kids that they would be working in the mills at the age they are now. ALL usually respond with: "Yay, no school." So I would ask them: "what time do you go to school in the morning and what time do you get out?" Then I would say: well at the mills you'd work from 7 am until 6 or 7 pm. You'd get 30 min. to eat and that would be it. They'd pay you about $2 a week and you would give it all to your parents because the reason you were working is that your parents needed you to work to make money to help the entire family be able to live. By the end of our talk, all agreed that school sounded much better. Someone at the museum decided to laminate some photos of children injured and handicapped in the factories and mills, but I refused to show them to the elementary school kids. They were too gruesome.

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    Re: Cutest things you've heard your kids say

    Quote Originally Posted by Gutmutter;3740142;
    I do a unit on Child Labor Abuse with my 8th graders. They take notes for 3 days and then write an essay based on their notes. One girl said to me Thursday, "Thank you for making me write this paper." She had tears in her eyes.
    My daughter read this book about child labor abuse when she was in HS and it was all she talked about for some time, saying "Wow, I just never knew; I thought kids were kids everywhere"
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    Yesterday, my daughter (who's nine) was feeling especially silly and giggly. And by dinnertime it was wearing thin with me, so I asked her to please try to behave "more normal and less ridiculous" at the table. She replied, "But ridiculous is normal for me." She was being quite earnest and not at all sassy about it. I thought it was a good point.

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    Great words to live by. We should all be ridiculous!
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    Re: Cutest things you've heard your kids say

    This is not quite cute, but definitely sweet -

    Today at afternoon recess in my library a student looked at me and smiled. She said, "this might sound weird, but this place feels like my home"

    She made twenty years of work in that room worth it in one sentence.

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    Awwwww. Both of those stories are heart warming.
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    Cootie, what a wonderful story! And I especially loved your reaction to it.
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    Re: Cutest things you've heard your kids say

    A couple of months ago, my daughter (age 7) was telling me about her two sets of grandparents.

    She said, "Grandma and Papa's house is spicy, and Meme and PawPaw's house is like butter and milk."

    I had no idea what she was talking about, so I asked, "Do you mean the food?"

    She said, "No, I mean the atmosphere!"

    That gave me a good laugh.

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    Interesting that she can draw those comparisons.
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    Sounds like a writer in the making! That's the kind of stuff that got me an automatic A and out of having to go to my beginning English classes in college!!
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