Last night I was watching the news, trying to get sleepy, when a story came on about a local teacher getting an award for being a hero. It seems she kept one of her students from choking to death. Said student had a habit of putting things in her mouth, and on this particular day, she had put a ring in her mouth to suck on it. The camera showed the teacher getting her award and then moved to the girl herself–about 9 years old–for an interview:
“Well, I know I shouldn’t put things in my mouth, but I did anyway, and then I started choking on my ring. Mrs. Jones saw that I couldn’t breathe and came to help me. Then she gave me the Heimlich Remover.”
It was a pretty serious moment in the interview, but I still had to laugh. Sort of like today when I heard President Bush say, “Our childrens can learn.” Can our childrens?