Once a month, we have a police officer who comes in to teach "Too Good for Drugs" to the class. She was talking about making healthy choices today and brought up "fluffy" people. She herself is a "fluffy" person, so she was emphasizing the fact that it is important not to make fun of fluffy people. We all found this to be very amusing.
Well, she came and went and the day went on.
Right before lunch, one of my students raised his hand, and when I called on him, he informed me that one of my lovely little boys had been telling other kids in the class that I am "fluffy". So, I called my little friend over to have a chat with him about that.
The conversation went pretty much like this: (I will refer to my little friend as S.)
Me: Did you tell people that I am fluffy?
Me: Why would you say that?
S: Well it's just my opinion. I just think you are a little "fluffy"
Me: Do you know what fluffy means?
S: Yes, it means chubby.
Me: Ok, what makes you think that I am chubby?
S: Well, I just think you are a little fluffy. It's just my opinion.
Me: Okay, what about me would you say is fluffy?
S: Um, like in the stomach area a little bit.
Me: Okay. So, you think that I need to lose some weight.
S: No, I think you are a nice size. I just think you are a little "fluffy".
Me: Ok, but fluffy means that I need to lose weight, so you think that I need to lose some weight in my stomach.
S: Well, I mean it's not like it's a lot. I think you are a nice size. Like, if you just walked a little every day, you would be able to get rid of it.
Me: I run everyday
And then of course I went into the whole lecture about how if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all.
And, I gave him a behavior slip.
In my head, I was dying laughing. I didn't want the conversation to end because he was saying the funniest things.
This was all coming from the same kid who randomly said when we were walking to the library one day, "Mrs. Kinnier, you're skinny." He didn't seem to have any recollection of that. I guess I've gained some weight this year.