Friday, August 18, 2006

Little Kids with Big Words

This came up in conversation yesterday...

When I taught preschool, I enjoyed teaching the little kids big words. Their parents, the other staff, and I all found it quite amusing to hear a three-year-old tattle by whining, "He's being vituperative," or lament a failed attempt at sharing with "She's being petulant and won't play nice."
I'm a little sesquipedalian, short and stout,
this how I quiddle, this is how I shout.
Being nascent while not culpable is the best.
So cute yet enervated, time to rest.
So, what big words would you like little kids to use?