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Thursday, February 17, 2005

Solved: the case of the pornographic Purim puppets

I think my sense of humor might be a little too quirky for Julia's preschool teacher. She was somewhat less than amused by Julia's tale of naked Purim puppets when I mentioned it to her today at dropoff and launched into an immediate round of "we would never do such a thing" (visions of a lawsuit dancing in her head, no doubt). While I was assuring her that I wasn't actually accusing them of any inappropriate behavior, but was just curious how Julia got it so wrong, her assistant teacher solved the mystery.

Turns out the Purim puppets were big heads with no bodies. So when Julia said they were naked, she was kind of right, but not only were they missing clothes, they were also missing arms, legs, torsos and other unmentionable bits. Makes perfect sense, when you think about it, and I'm glad to have figured out the key to Julia's confusion. In a way, I'm also a little bummed, though. This story was much more fun when there was a chance that the puppets were actually naked...

2 Comments:

At 3:27 PM, Blogger Kristy said...

So glad the mystery is solved. Now, for me, I'm going to have to do some reading about Purim. Thanks for the inspiration for my afternoon googling ;-)

(As an aside, Z reported to me one day that M (a classmate) had a TV in his room. Of course I was curious. Of course, when I asked his mother, she was appalled. Humor, ladies. HUMOR. Use it some time. ;-)

 
At 5:34 PM, Blogger Gretchen C. said...

Such a pity that the fear of liability is so rampant that no one can afford to have a sense of humor anymore. Well, of course they weren't wearing clothes! They didn't have anyplace to wear them.

 

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