Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Open Mouth. Insert...

Last night I went to the super-secret meeting with the other kindergarten parents and we started to sew the "Wee Ones" for our five year-olds.

The Wee One is a wonderful part of the Waldorf curriculum that enables the child to nurture, and to see their reflection outside of themselves. The Mother Fairy delivers the Wee Ones to the school, one by one, until over time, all of the children have had a special delivery. The "birth" day for each Wee One is a huge deal for the children, and they get really, really excited for the unknown day when the Fairy delivers their baby.

It is so secret, and so sacred, that we are forbidden from discussing it with anyone in our family, with the obvious exception of our spouse. There is an almost Christmas like feel to the specialness and preparation of our child's Wee One.

So last night, as we sat at the small wooden tables, we each had a sheet of instructions titled, "How to Make a Baby."

I am a juvenile delinquent at heart, and so I snorted. Then, while we were pinning, my neighbor let out an "ow!" as she stuck herself with a pin.

"What's the matter, you prick yourself while making a baby?" I giggled.

Sigh. I wonder when I'll grow up.

22 comments:

Joanie said...

I think the growing up ship sailed a long time ago and you weren't on it. That's something I celebrate wholeheartedly, just so you know!

Jennifer said...

*giggle* *snort*

Growing up is so over-rated.


(Your title has me cracking up, too! *giggle*)

Nancy said...

Even the title of this post has me laughing!

You and I both have Peter PAM syndrome, we won't grow up.

I hope you can post a photo of the Wee One when you complete it.

Biddy said...

what a precious idea!

and yeah, who wants to grow up???

seven said...

Hehe... I have the same sense of humor. And those "wee ones" sound like a really cool idea.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

LOL! I would have been making jokes too. Like after reading the title "How to make a baby" I would have been all, "boy was I doing it wrong".

wheelsonthebus said...

Eh. Growing up is so last year.

Beck said...

Oh, wait. I am just so jealous that your kids get to go to a gentle, nuturing Waldorf school and get little dolls... wah. My kindergartner is learning swear words and the names of monster trucks.

Sass E-mum said...

Excellent. You tell rude and immature jokes, enjoy a martini or six and can spot a jealous woman at a hundred paces.

I might just have have to stalk your blog a while longer... you are very funny.

And of course, I want taut and youthful skin. Can I keep my pores, please?

Beth said...

teehee

She said "prick".

teehee

liv said...

i hope you never grow up. you rock.

furiousBall said...

there was this point in time when i had a moral left, but then i said yes anyway.

The Rambling Housewife said...

Seriously . ..juvenile is where it's at! :)

Domestically Challenged said...

'I am a juvenile delinquent at heart, and so I snorted. Then, while we were pinning, my neighbor let out an "ow!" as she stuck herself with a pin.
"What's the matter, you prick yourself while making a baby?'

PLEASE DON"T GROW UP!
Can I ask where do Wee Ones come from (snigger)?

With best wishes from a fellow snorter!

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

I'm surprised they didn't kick you out.

painted maypole said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha

(and now all I can think is "prick! oooh... that's a good word for some of the dirty songs I have to improvise in my play" filing that one away...)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

What? Insert what? I don't get it.

(Actually I do. I'm spelling it out because I had a joke on blog fall flat and now everyone thinks I'm a responsible teetotaler with a 9:00 bedtime).

Anna said...

I was even laughing at the name of the wee ones, because all I could think about was "going wee-wee!"

dkuroiwa said...

I know I'm tired right now, but the *snorts* just keep coming!! The comments are also freakin' hee-lair-ee-us!!
To quote the great Jimmy Buffett: "I'm growing older just not up."

And cool idea with the "wee ones", would love to see a picture.

Kelley said...

And they say that everything I needed to learn I learned in kindergarten... LOL.

Jenn said...

I've always loved the look of the Waldorf dolls, but never really knew their significance - what a lovely idea. I've been on the hunt for patterns and info on making them - would you be willing to share your "how to make a baby" sheet?

*teehee*

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