I am teaching Kids Yoga again for a couple weeks. I love it, mainly because they are so funny.
This week we talked about Ganesh and I tried to tell the cleanest, least violent version of how he got his elephant head while emphasizing the sweets and the rat skateboard.
Girl 1: Where is the rat?
(I point it out on a picture I am holding)
Boy #1: Oh I see it. So, what do you think his dad used to cut off his head?
Boy #2: Probably a knife.
Stan: It doesn’t matter really, it is more important that he has an elephant head now.
Boy #1: Besides you can’t cut off a head with a knife.
Boy #2: Yes you can.
Stan: Really it is about his new head though.
Boy #1: No you can’t, you would have to cut through lungs and stuff.(Indicates neck and makes a cutting motion by his throat).
Boy #2: A really sharp knife.
Stan: Let’s get back to Ganesh at craft time.
Boy # 1 (considers): Maybe a really sharp knife
Stan ( to Boy #1): Which Ganesh colouring page would you like?
Boy # 1: Oh, I don’t want one. Could you tell me the story about how he got his head cut off one more time?