Thursday, June 29, 2006
are you English?
In the middle of one my sessions I looked at this little girl and blurted out,
"Are you English?!"
"Um, yeah. My dad is!"
"I knew it!"
And then I went on with the rest of the lesson. Weird, I know.
Afterwards, she came up to me.
"How did you know?"
"Your blond hair, lovely freckles, and your face ... your face just looks English."
That didn't seem to be enough for her. She came back to me a number of times during the younger kids camp and asked how it was I knew.
I've been known to mess with kids heads before ... it just happens ... i don't stop and think ... the words just come out!
"It says so on your forehead."
"Here, I'll show you."
I took the little girl to a mirror.
"See the little blue veins in your forehead. They spell out the word 'English'."
"See the 'E' here?" I traced out an "E" with my finger over a group of veins that very well could resemble a letter "E".
This morning before she left camp I offered to trace out the veins that spelled "English" in ink for her.
I'm just glad I won't be there when she explains to her dad why she has the word "English" written on her forehead.