Grown Up Words

The former kindergartners were trying to become accustomed to first grade.

The biggest hurdle they faced was that the teacher insisted on no baby talk.

“You need to use ‘grownup words,'” she’d always remind them. She asked Wendy what she had done over the weekend.

“I went to visit my Nana,” Wendy said. “No, you went to visit your GRANDMOTHER. Use grownup words!”

She then asked Joey what he had done. “I took a ride on a choo-choo,” he said. “No, you took a ride on a TRAIN. Use grownup words!”

She turned to Eddie and asked what he had done. “I read a book,” he replied. “That’s wonderful,” said the teacher. “What book did you read?”

Eddie thought about it, then puffed out his chest with great pride and answered, “Winnie the Shit.”

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 17:03:23 -0500