Hey guys, as you may know, I work as a daycare teacher. I’ve been working at the same centre for two and a half years now.
Lately, I was inspired by Bea’s As Told by a Substitute series, that I thought I would share my own little anecdotes about what the little kids get up to. I don’t know how often I’ll do this, but I do have a loot of stories, so hopefully I can do them often.
On a random note, I also plan to split up the stories with random photos of things at my work.
Mum or Dad
As all the kiddies are, they get very excited when they get picked up to go home at the end of the day. One little boy gets extra excited and starts jumping up and down shouting “Mum!” when his dad comes to get him. Dad always laughs and corrects him saying “Mum? I’m Dad”. But that little boy will shake his head and say “No! Mum!”, then give him a huge cuddle. He calls his actual Mum “Mummy”, so I guess he just has a a Mum and a Mummy, but no Dad.
This was in the over 2 area, where I was hanging out at the end of the day, helping with closing. One of the last boys to go saw his Mum arrive, who he greeted. Mum looked happy to see him till she noticed his pants. There was a cut in them. Mum gave him a look and asked if he cut his pants with scissors (again. He was a bit of a troublemaker). He looked her in the eye, then down at his pants. Then he slipped his whole hand into the hole and said “No. Is pocket”. I had to hide my face as I was about to crack up after he said that.
So since working at my current centre I have never worn contacts. I always wear glasses. The few times I take them off to clean them, all the babies and toddlers stare at me. They look part horrified, part confused. The older kids are more confused and curious, rather than horrified. One four year old girl brought it up when she saw my wedding photo at work (The one photo with all my work mates is hanging on our wall). She ran up to me and asked if it was me in the photo. I said yes. Her response was “Why did you forget your glasses?” This comes up a lot when they see my wedding photo.
That’s all I’ll share for now. Do you guys have any funny kids stories to share?