As Honey was unloading Graham’s backpack last night, he showed me the following two handouts that were included in that huge pack of craziness.

Water bottles, and home readers, and uneaten lunch, oh my!

And also? THESE.

No Touchy

SERIOUSLY?

The dude is in KINDERGARTEN. He is FIVE.

I know that the “touching thing” can be an issue for some kids. The thought of it being an issue for my kids makes me want to cover my ears and yell, “NANANANA I CAN’T HEAR YOU”.

I think that they should just show this video clip.

Then at least us parents can have a good giggle about the whole topic.

I will likely sing about my vulva for the rest of the day. Awesome.

(The very first time I clicked on Metalia’s site, she had posted that clip. I have loved her ever since.)

*From The Emperor’s New Groove. A favourite around here.

If you have a feed reader, I had “unpublished” this post for fear of coming across the wrong way. The emails I received told me that this clip was too funny NOT to share it.

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  1. OMSH April 18, 2008 5:15 am edit

    While I’m quite certain that the school meant no harm, I really do think a fair warning or note to parents is the first step when presenting material like this. I know I would personally like to be AT the school WITH my child when this information is presented. They are bound to have questions.

    But that video? As corny as it is – THE FONZ! – it is smart. I’d let my kids watch it. Though we say Vagina, not Vulva. Or, as Meredith would have said a few years ago, “Boys have penises and girls have CHINAS!”

    OMSH’s last blog post..Chill out

  2. Vicki April 18, 2008 7:41 am edit

    I received a letter telling me this was going to be talked about with the kids (but I didn’t get THAT home in my backpack last night). I do think that it is great that they are bringing up some things that some parents simply don’t talk to their children about. We have ALWAYS told our children that anything their bathing suits cover are their private parts. oh, it’s such a tough subject.

    Vicki’s last blog post..I need a vacation!

  3. songsinblue April 18, 2008 8:09 am edit

    Unfortunately there are creepers out there so it has to be talked about early on.
    But that video clip…I remember the first time you showed me! That was a good night; wine, flight of the conchords, and the word vulva.

    Classic good times.

    songsinblue’s last blog post..Lessons in

  4. Mrs. Wilson April 18, 2008 8:36 am edit

    Um. I would never show that video to my six-year-old. Bahahaha. She’d probably be singing about Vs and Ps and I’d be horridly embarrased. But, we’ve been having the “no touch” talk and it’s too scary that we even have to have it! I’d rather, like you said, so the “NANANANA I CAN’T HEAR YOU”.

    Mrs. Wilson’s last blog post..Yipee!!

  5. Kami April 18, 2008 8:40 am edit

    We’ve talked about this but I have to say nothing like that has come home in the backpack!

    The video? Would be a much better alternative.

    *runs away with fingers in ears going Nanananaboo I can’t hear you*

    Kami’s last blog post..DON’T BE A SCREAMING FOR THIS

  6. ali April 18, 2008 8:46 am edit

    i’m sorry…that’s the slightest bit creepy…

  7. bethany actually April 18, 2008 9:19 am edit

    I love Emperor’s New Groove!

    bethany actually’s last blog post..Crocheted headbands

  8. Loralee April 18, 2008 9:20 am edit

    OMG. THAT FLYER!!!!!! ACK!!!!!!

    And?

    I sing about my vulva all the time. It’s nice to know I am no longer alone.

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  9. Rachel Joy April 18, 2008 9:20 am edit

    In kindergarten! Wow. Did you even know that this would be talked about? I have yet to watch the video, as my curious little boy likes to watch all the videos after I do. Thanks for dropping hints about the content. I’ll watch it later.

  10. Sharon April 18, 2008 10:57 am edit

    I remember seeing that flyer come home with my brother when he was in kindergarten all those years ago.

    That video cracks me up. Was vulva ever the “proper word”? I’m confused. Either way, it amused me.

    Sharon’s last blog post..Holy insights into my soul, Batman!

  11. Red Lotus Mama April 18, 2008 11:22 am edit

    I have never seen that video. HILARIOUS! That brightened up my Friday. Thanks!

  12. Amanda Brown April 18, 2008 12:02 pm edit

    Vulvas rock! And I am SO NOT READY for my baby to grow up.

    Amanda Brown’s last blog post..A Smoker’s Laugh Makes It All OK

  13. Indygirl April 18, 2008 12:49 pm edit

    My son just had to sit through a video at Boy Scouts about “child protection”. A video that totally creeped him out and had him unable to sleep all night. It was supposed to be educational but he has begged me to never make him watch it again. I’m going to ask to view it myself before I get totally up in arms. But still…not happy.

    Indygirl’s last blog post..Pass the salt…

  14. Kristin April 18, 2008 1:24 pm edit

    Oh my goodness, I remember that weird little striped guy (in the pic on the hand out) from when I was in gr 1! He is STILL around!?!?!

    I am surprised nothing was mentioned to the parents prior to “teaching” the kids about this at school.
    I wish our kids could just stay little and innocent forever…

    Kristin’s last blog post..Saturdays

  15. Leah April 18, 2008 2:33 pm edit

    I have a video clip of Simon singing that song using cooked mussel innards as a visual aid. I’m forever damaged.

  16. Hannah April 18, 2008 2:39 pm edit

    WOW. Only 5 years old, and learning about that already? That seems Extreme with a capital E. I agree with the poster who said parents should be TOLD that this is going to be taught in the classroom. Personally, I don’t think 5-year-olds need to be learning about that stuff.

    Hannah’s last blog post..Made me smile

  17. Tamara April 18, 2008 4:33 pm edit

    My 5 year old cousin came home from school a couple months ago and was so excited to tell me what she learned that day. “Girls have 3 holes, a pee hole, a poo hole, and a private hole that nobody is allowed to touch.” I was a little shocked at the kindergarten content. But the way she told it was so cute!
    And…that vidoe is awesome.

  18. Chelsey April 18, 2008 6:40 pm edit

    halarious..

    Chelsey’s last blog post..…shes getting mischievous….

  19. Rhi April 18, 2008 6:57 pm edit

    I now cannot stop singing about my vulva.

    Rhi’s last blog post..Missing

  20. Michele April 19, 2008 7:26 pm edit

    Wow! That’s quite the video – hahahaha!!!!

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