Back in 2013, this video was really popular in America.
Being in Uganda at the time, I had no idea.
But last year, a couple of my friends introduced it to me, in an effort to explain why foxes had become such a popular design on clothing, jewelry, bags, and home decor.
If you’ve never seen it, or it’s been a while, I think you should take a couple minutes and watch it now. It’ll definitely help the rest of my story make sense:)
So Thursday, as I was teaching one of my Hollywood Kids classes (where we put on musicals); we were going over the Gingerbread Man story. I would turn a page in the book and ask what happened.
As you read this conversation, try picturing me talking with a class of eight Korean 6 year olds.
Maybe this picture will help you remember how small and cute my kids are:
Back to class…
“Oh, grandmother and grandfather wanted a child, then what did they say?”
Next Page. “Who did the Gingerbread Man meet next?”
“And what did the cow say? “You look yummy or I want to be your friend?”
“Who did he meet after the cow?”
“What did the horse say to him?”
“And what animal did the Gingerbread Man meet next?”
“What did the chicken say?”
“You look yummy.”
“Who did he meet next, a goat or a fox?”
“And what did the fox say?”
“What does the fox say. Ha-ti-ha-ti-ha-ti-ho! Ha-ti-ha-ti-ha-ti-ho! Jacha-chacha-chacha-chow! What does the fox say?!”
As soon as I uttered the question, “What does the fox say?,” I thought of the song. But it made my day when my students started sining it.
I don’t think it could have been better if the moment had been planned.
It’s those moments
Those moments get me through each day and every week.
My kids are so precious and make me smile.