i don’t know why he swallowed a fly…

There has been much discussion amongst K-C and K-W (the two kindergarten classes) as to why Mac can’t talk.

Connor gets the whole wheelchair thing – his Dad is in a wheelchair – but “why can’t Mac talk?” or “do the things his Dad can?”

Immy had one answer – “it is because his brain is smooshed all through his body”.  Immy has been at Day Care with Mac, she knows about his brain injury – this is her take on it.

James, on the other hand, has a different take…

“it’s because he swallowed a fly…”  ?

Connor was not convinced.  I have since filled his mum in with regards to Mac’s brain injury.

Guess we are just about due for a Q&A session with the kids.

In James’ defence his class has been reading “There was an old lady who swallowed a fly”

However, I don’t think we will go into the “perhaps she’ll die” portion of the book/song.

I look forward to answering their questions – particularly as there won’t be any parents around to ‘shush’ them.


Filed under kindergarten at last

4 responses to “i don’t know why he swallowed a fly…

  1. You know, I thought it was interesting that Master C quizzed you the other day about Mac. Here is a kid who is familiar with brain injuries and yet, still so curious about it.
    Hope you are all traveling well!

  2. Gina, I really look forward to hearing what the kids ask as the sound like such an interesting bunch of peers 🙂

  3. Gina

    It was very interesting listening to Master C. Mac’s cousins 9 & 12 yo are only now able to fully comprehend what transpired and they lived through it. It is fascinating really.

  4. Carla

    It is always much harder for children (and some adults) to understand why my son can’t talk. It is much easier to explain why he walks differently.–His legs don’t work right. It is hard for them to understand that he does not talk because his brain does not work very good. Some adults even think that since he can’t talk, he also cannot hear….which is not true.

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