Friday, November 17, 2006

Career Day Recap (Out of The Mouths of Babes)

Well, that was interesting.

Career Day was a blast! I love kids, and had a fun time talking to them all day. I was presenting to groups of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students and they really had some interesting things to say.

A few quotes from the kids:

"My mom says cops like to shoot people. Is that true?"

"Can we see your gun?" (I gave seven presentations... I got a variant of this question at least 10 times)

"Do you get to beat people up?"

"Did you ever get shot?"

"Is your bullet-proof vest really bullet-proof?"

"How many people have you killed?"

"Do cops really eat a lot of doughnuts?"

"Can you try your pepper spray on me?"

"Do you use a bazooka at work?"

"I'm left handed, are you left handed?"

"Whats your favorite restaraunt?"

"Is your police car faster than my dad's police car?"


Although I had a good time talking to the kid's, the highlight of the day was eating lunch with Olivia's class. She was in 2nd grade heaven having her dad sit with her at the table, making sure to tell everyone she knew that "my daddy is having lunch with me." It was an "awwwwwww" moment, to be sure.

9 comments:

Tasha said...

Awww, how precious! I hope you took lots of pictures

WordsRock said...

I think those questions deserve answers. Now I'm curious.

I was never invited to do career day at The Boy's school. Accounting is not a very exciting profession. :)

Anali said...

Kids are so funny and so smart! I'm sure Olivia will remember this forever and it will be one of her best memories!

I still remember when I was a kid and my Dad, who is a teacher, took me to the zoo on a field trip with his class. I had so much fun!

Zanne said...

How cute it that!
And, um, how many people have you shot? You know what? Never mind, I don't really want to know! ;)

Kelley said...

"Can you try your pepper spray on me?"

Now that is some powerful curiosity right there. Something tells me he or she's a handfull at home!

Gunfighter said...

Words,

Because you asked:

"My mom says cops like to shoot people. Is that true?"

No.

"Can we see your gun?" (I gave seven presentations... I got a variant of this question at least 10 times)

No

"Do you get to beat people up?"

Sometimes... but only when they resist arrest... and then it isn't a beating, it is "active restraint".

"Did you ever get shot?"

No... but not for lack of motivation on the part of the other guy.

"Is your bullet-proof vest really bullet-proof?"

Um.. bullet resistant, but not bullet-proof

"How many people have you killed?"

We probably shouldn't talk about that.

"Do cops really eat a lot of doughnuts?"

Most don't... that I know of.

"Can you try your pepper spray on me?"

Hahahahaha, ask your parents when you get home.

"Do you use a bazooka at work?"

Ummmm. No.

"I'm left handed, are you left handed?"

As a matter of fact, I am. Lefties Rule!

"Whats your favorite restaraunt?"

Thats a tough one, I'll have to think about that.

"Is your police car faster than my dad's police car?"

Yes, I am sure it is.

Leslie said...

You are so the cool Dad!

vasilisa said...

"Do cops really eat a lot of doughnuts?" That's a classic...

Lawyer Mama said...

Awww! That is so sweet. I'm sure your daughter was thrilled! You're the *cool* dad!