Last week, Elmo (4) cut the cord of my phone charger. Almost immediatly after discovering this, older brother Izzy (17), began attempting to duct tape it back together (eventually suceeded). Meanwhile, Imma was trying to get Elmo to realize what he had done. Imma: "What should we do when little boys cut up things that aren't theirs, Elmo?" Elmo: "Tell Izzy to put duck tape on it?"
Kids are so innocent. So real. So untainted. My 2nd grade students were hanging out near my desk during recess complaining about the unfairness of being young because the 6th grade was having a grand Bas Mitzvah Brunch and they're even having a chocolate fountain and blah blah blah. One kid says, "Uch, it's going to be like forever til were in sixth grade. Six- no wait, um... 4 years!" A second delicious kid turns to me and says, "Yeah, Moshiach's already going to be here when we're in 6th grade!"
(I responded, "Don't worry, we'll make a grand Bas Mitzvah Brunch in Eretz Yisrael for you..."
but...!!!! Halevay we would all think like that....!