What do old people look like?

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My four-year-old daughter's pre-school visited a nursing home. When they got back to class, they teacher asked them to describe what old people look like. Here are their answers.

Q: What do old people look like?

A: Very old. Their stomach is very big. They have a wheelchair. They look like they can't walk.

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Here are two other Flickr galleries of my kids' class drawings, containing similar sentiments: Preschoolers' feelings, What happens to people when they get old?

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  1. Is that really a 4 year old kid’s handwriting, or is it it’s teacher’s? Looks way to good to be a kid. I don’t even write that neatly.

  2. Dude, it’s a preschool class. Of course it’s the teacher’s handwriting. I don’t think I want to meet the four year old who’s that anal.

  3. Wow, nice superficial question. Howsa ’bout “what brands of clothes do old people wear?”

    I wonder if any of the “representatives” of the nursing-home were normal, healthy, active, intelligent, sparkling old-timers that gave great story?

    (Don’t ask how I feel about links that require you to log in.)

  4. My high school classes were held in the same building as the elementary school. There were lots of piggyback rides, helping first graders tie their shoes, and little kids following you around. We named one after the game show host “Chuck Woolery”.

    Since the kindergarten class was on the way to class, we got to see what they were doing in class on the walls. There was “What’s your favorite kind of potato?” (I lived in Limestone, Maine), but I think the best was “What’s your favorite body part?” That yielded such gems as “I like my lungs. They help me to swallow food”, “I like my legs”, and “I like my brain. There are dreams in there”.

    Kindergarteners are pretty epic.

  5. Hmmm, why is this photoset blocked by Flickr’s default “SafeSearch” thingy? (I didn’t even know it existed before this…..)

  6. Hmmm, why is this photoset blocked by Flickr’s default “SafeSearch” thingy?

    I get that all the time now. I just click through it, but it’s annoying in a humorous sort of way.

  7. this is why people develop sarcasm, to deal with people who think it’s cute to ask stupid questions like this.

  8. this is why people develop sarcasm, to deal with people who think it’s cute to ask stupid questions like this.

    But aren’t those same people immune to sarcasm. And when I say immune, I mean oblivious.

  9. Little kids are hilarious. Reading the things they said reminds me what it was like to be that young – what an amazing age to be alive, with such an unknown world stretching out on the horizon! Fantastic post.

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