The Pigs’ Pajama Party: Laughing with the Teachable Spirit

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The Pigs’ Pajama Party: Laughing with the Teachable Spirit

The teachable spirit also needs laughter. Sometimes a mental break and use of the belly muscles helps give perspective to the day. Join me while I relay a story written by one of my students when I was teaching the GED at Highline Community College:

THE PIG’S PAJAMA PARTY

The girls of Ingrid Education Centre had a lot of fun trying on the dresses, February 2013.

The girls of Ingrid Education Centre had a lot of fun trying on the dresses, February 2013.

Deep in a forest were three little pigs, wearing purple frog pajamas. They were laying three beds out. Jedidiah, the first little piggy in his purple frog pajamas, hopped into bed, expressing the fact that he was very tired. Jonah said very mysteriously that he had a few more things to do before he rested his head. Micah fluffed his pillow, pulled out his book, and put his glasses on, preparing to finish his book.

Little Dresses from Africa will mail dresses to you for free if you are going where the need is great, February 2013.

Little Dresses from Africa will mail dresses to anyone who is traveling and will take the dresses with them, February 2013.

Jonah was up to no good. He pulled out a cake pan and filled it half way up with peanut butter and put it down Micah’s bed, right where he put his feet. Jonah got goofier, and put a bottle of chocolate syrup right over Jedidiah’s head, tied a string to it, pulling the string across a branch, and tying it so that when Jedidiah raised his hand to stretch, he would catch the string and pour chocolate syrup all over himself.

Women all over the US, including my mom, make these dresses, February 2013.

Women all over the US, including my mom, make these dresses, February 2013.

Jonah was trying to get even funnier; he ran back to his bed and laid down for about fifteen minutes, then out of the blue, Jonah screamed, “Fire!” Jedidiah threw his hands up, and went to jump out of bed; very slowly chocolate syrup was running down his head, and onto his purple pajamas with little green frogs. Micah jumped up so quickly out of his bed, that his two back feet landed straight into the pan half full of peanut butter, causing Michah to slip and fall straight onto the ground.

Even the teachers got into the fun; this is Lilian, who has been with Ingrid since its inception, February 2013.

Even the teachers got into the fun; this is Lilian, who has been with Ingrid since its inception, February 2013.

Jonah was rolling on the forest floor and laughing as hard as he possibly could. Micah and Jedidiah were standing looking at Jonah with the most angry faces imaginable. Jonah looked up and saw their faces, running down with chocolate syrup and peanut butter. Choking off his last laugh, Jonah said he was going to bed.

The dresses are a simple pillow case pattern, which Little Dresses for Africa provides, February 2013.

The dresses are a simple pillow case pattern, which Little Dresses for Africa provides, February 2013.

This left time for Micah and Jedidiah to scheme for getting Jonah back. While Jonah was sleeping, Micah and Jedidiah pulled out four lids to pots, and tip toeing up to Jonah’s bed,  they started screaming and yelling, laughing as Jonah jumped straight out of bed, landing on

Grace joins the party, finding a dress for herself, February 2013.

Grace joins the party, finding a dress for herself, February 2013.

his rump, leaving Micah and Jedidiah rolling on the ground, pointing at him.

Jonah finally said, “I give up, I lost this one,” as all three little pigs in the purple frog pajamas at the pajama party were laughing hysterically.

Thank you for joining the teachable spirit today in a little fun and laughter to ease the so-called seriousness of our day. Thanks for listening to the imagination of one of my students.

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