since easter is this sunday,
i've taken the opportunity to talk about it
with some of my classes.
the youngest and the oldest
everyone has something to say.
in france, tradition is that
bring the easter candy to little children
anxiously waiting easter morning.
not an easter bunny
although you see rabbits everywhere anyway
all the boulangeries
are filled with chocolate fish
i decided to not necessarily go into
the religious side of easter,
but rather let the kids bring it up if they wanted to.
which most of them did
they explained to me that jesus was
three days after he died.
in one of my 6ièmes classes, the youngest ones
a curious boy interrogated me
'madame, why are we talking about rabbits is it's about jesus?'
how do i describe that to a ten year old?
even in my own language, i feel weird about it
while i was still pondering how to answer this curious guy
the class started yelling out their own thoughts
'maybe jesus and the rabbits deliver the eggs together'
'but why do we have eggs? where do they come from?'
and then came the show stopper
from the corner
un petit malin
who yelled out
'non, non, ce sont des lapins qui chient des oeufs!'
apparently, the rabbits shit the eggs, and then deliver them.
originale, n'est-ce pas?
the class all looked at me
wanting to laugh
knowing they shouldn't
that little guy had a note written to his parents that day
but i have to say
A for Creativity
although if that were the case,
i think we would enjoy easter egg hunts a lot less...