This year I've got a tough bunch. A great bunch, but a tough bunch. I've had to do some fancy footwork to try new strategies. One is "treasure box" Friday. As I was calling friends to the treasure box, one of my very shy friends was examining each item carefully. Then she stopped and grabbed a children's meal toy from the movie Avitar.
"This is it! This is the one I want! Can I take this one?" she said excitedly.
"Sure," I said. "Do you know what it is?" (I didn't---I haven't seen the movie.)
"Yes! It's from Avitar! I've been wanting to get this one!"
This friend is so shy, that I wanted to keep this conversation going. "So, Friend, have you seen the movie?"
"No, my older brother has." (He's in high school. She also has a sister just a couple of years older then her.) "My sister and I haven't. We are not allowed to. Mom says it's MEN-appropriate!"
I just smiled! Kids do say the darnedest things!
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