As an educator, I get the chance to interact with kids a lot, and sometimes, they really do say the darnedest things (there have been many kid-generated Quotes of the Day, as can be seen in previous posts). Thankfully, however, I've never heard this in a lesson yet...
I had dinner at the Bavarian Grill tonight, and the singing accordion player (you knew they had one of those, right?) was leading the crowd in various traditional German songs, nearly all of which had to do with beer (imagine that). At one point, there was an audience-response type of song, where they were supposed to shout out, "BEER!" every time the accordion guy turned the mic their way. I heard a lot of raucous adult singing, but I was surprised to see that one lady was joined by her kids, who had to be no older than 10, shouting out "BEER!" as loudly as anyone else.
I didn't know whether to laugh at the cuteness of it all, or be scared that they were singing drinking songs at such a young age. In the end, I gave them (and their parents) the benefit of the doubt, realizing that kids like to play along on stuff like that, whether they know what they're singing about or not. Here's hoping their only "BEER!" comes from roots for the foreseeable future.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Just watch...I'll be teaching those kids in four years."--Me, to my table-mates, after hearing the young beer singers (translate those last three words into German on the Babelfish and you'll get the title of this post).