11 6 / 2012

SHIT I CAN'T MAKE UP: Convo between my 7year-old students today

  • (Names have been altered slightly, just in case.)
  • 1: I have a new crusshhhhh
  • 2: Me too! On a boy!
  • 3: You're a boy with a crush on a boy?
  • 2: Yeah he's really cute.
  • 3: Oh.
  • (pause for a bit)
  • 2: Boys can like boys. I just can't marry him because boys can't marry boys.
  • 4: Yeah they can. You can marry whoever you want.
  • 2: Really?
  • 1: YEAH my tia has a wife so now I have a titi and a auntie.
  • 2: Okay. Then maybe I'll marry him.
  • 5: (from across the room) No you can't you're seven.
  • (Age was apparently the only foreseeable problem anyone of my elementary schoolers could see with gay marriage. I almost cried out of happiness. Later, when I was asked if boys could kiss anyone they wanted, I replied "only if they want to kiss you back." And Josie responded "Yeah! Your body your life.")
  • My students are the shit.