When you're a teaching assistant in a class of 8-10 year olds, you overhear some great things. Updated when I remember
  1. "Can the hero of my story be Freddie Mercury?"
    An interesting retelling of the story of Beowulf
  2. "I'm the champion at football"
    "Yeah but you're not Messi, are you?"
  3. "Don't help me please, I want to do it by myself"
    A 4 year old five weeks into their first year of school, struggling to read to an adult. I wish I had the confidence of this child.
  4. "40?"
    I regret playing 'guess how old I am' with my class
  5. "Do you know Jessica?"
    "Jessica who?" "Jessica fletcher. From murder, she wrote." I was not expecting these sorts of tv references from a 9 year old
  6. "Do you go to the pub?"
    What the kids think I do on my Tuesday afternoons off. I do, but not by myself at 2pm on a Tuesday. Their reasoning was that I was over 18 so I was allowed to.
  7. "What do you look like without your glasses on?"
    Then, when I take my glasses off: "hmm... You look weird."
  8. "I don't want to go to university..."
    "...I want to get a part time job and not do any work and get lots of money"