Think like a 3rd grader

Third graders think farts are hilarious. Me too!

That’s why I knew I had to share my anti-flatulence underwear story with the third graders at Fort Recovery elementary.

I held up my “Gas Eaters” and asked them what they thought they were. There were the typical guesses (adult diapers), but then I called on a bright-eyed girl sitting on the floor in the back.

“They go over your underwear,” she said, “so you can dance in the rain and not get your underwear wet.”

That was a response I had never heard before, and I loved it. And here’s the thing…none of the kids laughed at her. They thought it was quite possible that these were my dancing-in-the-rain underwear.

Kids aren’t bound by reason or logic; they are freed by curiosity and imagination.

I think we could all stand to think like third graders a bit more.

I was speaking to Abby Scheidt’s (left) class at Fort Recovery elementary. Judy Brewer (middle) was my 7th grade English teacher and she taught Abby in college. Hanging out with both of them and 60 3rd graders was a great way to spend the morning.

 
2 comments
Judy Brewer says:

Gotta tell you…..a magical morning!

Abby Scheidt says:

Just can’t thank you enough for spending time with our 3rd graders today! You did an amazing job and we all loved hearing your stories! I’m glad you were entertained by the kids, as well. Thanks so much!!

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