To set the scene for the little conversation I want to share, I should let you know that Geekygirls preschool class has 10 boys and two girls at the moment, so you can imagine there is a lot of roughhousing and action figure related play. The teacher is also male. It is a fun group of kids, and Geekygirl loves it, she can play "batgirl saves the transformers" with the best of them.
This is something I overheard at preschool pick up yesterday:
Rowan's Dad was chatting to Teacher S "What is the theme for show and tell tomorrow?" he asked
Teacher S. "Either something related to the theme of the month, which is nature, or something beginning with the letter of the week, which is T. We're really trying to discourage the boys from bringing superheros and transformers for show and tell"
Rowan, who was listening, chimes in: "Teacher S, Transformers begin with the letter T!"
I think had been a long day for Teacher S. who was no doubt thinking "Damn, why did we teach these kids the alphabet?!"
He replied with a sigh.
"Oh, yes. Well, I guess you can bring a transformer. But try to find something related to nature next week".