in 11 1/2 years of teaching children yoga, i had a moment this week that has to have been my funniest ever.
i was working in a private home with a boy who had just recently turned five. we were in the middle of the practice when he suddenly announced he needed a potty break. fair enough.
his nanny was nearby and asked him if he would like her to come with him.
now, this boy was a bit late in his potty training, so it was a pretty normal request. his nanny or mom accompanies him fairly frequently on his potty breaks.
anyway, she asks him and he looks at her indignantly and says “um, i’m going to the bathroom. you can’t come!”
then he turns to me, and in the inflection of a seasoned sitcom star sings out “AWKWARD!” and proceeded on his merry way.
i almost died. it was as if i was his hot date and he wanted to inform his nanny “can’t you see i’m with a woman here???”