Tuesday, August 25, 2009

What's in a name?

Sarah is quickly accumulating Kindergarten friends. Each day she comes home and informs me that she has made at least one new friend that day. It has become a pattern.

Sarah: Mom, I made a friend at school today!
Mom: You did! That's great. What's their name?
Sarah: Ummm, I don't know her/his name. No one tells me their names! Maybe I'll ask.

On the second day of school, though, it went a little different. Sarah came home and made the proclamation of friendship, however, when I asked the girl's name, Sarah informed me, "she likes to be called Broccoli!" I laughed, Sarah looked at me confused. Apparently, in a Kindergartner's mind there is nothing humorous or unusual about someone wanting to be called Broccoli.

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