... and I've been laughing for two days now every time I replay it in my head.
Thankfully the parents of the two boys in question have been too!
Here's the email I sent to two families:
This morning L. came over and told me that M. had used a “not nice” word during centers. He explained that he wasn’t tattling, but didn’t want M. to use the “not nice” word again. I asked L. to whisper what M. had said into my ear, at which point, using the required **whisper voice**, L. said: “M. used a not nice word during centers. I’m not tattling, but I don’t want M. to use the not nice word again.” Trying not to laugh, I then asked L. to tell me the word M. had used.
After a seven second pause, he whispered “I forgot.”
M. was peeking out from behind the center during the whole conversation, so once L. returned to his activity, I waved M. over. He dropped his head and was thoroughly examining the floor when I asked him to please tell me what he had said to L.
M. took a *deep* breath and said: “I was ‘splaining that your nuts are a part of your private parts but you can’t see ‘em ‘cause they’re inside of you. L. told me to please be quiet and I told him to shut up.”
Keeping a straight face, I asked him what part of that HE thought L. didn’t like.
After pondering for a moment, M. said he would remind himself….
**wait for it**
….. to not say “shut up.”