At clean up time, my girls were being rather poky. I pointed out that if they didn’t pick up the pace, there wouldn’t be time for books before bed. My 6-year-old said, “I will work faster.” Then my 3-year-old chimed in with, “And I will work slower!”
When my daughter started first grade, I asked her if she was enjoying school. After her answer to the affirmative, I inquired what she liked most. “Recess” was her response. I pointed out that she has “recess” at home all the time, so why was that her favorite?
Finally she declared: “Because I don’t have to empty the dishwasher, clean my room, or make the teacher’s bed!”
Julie, mother of 6
Yesterday my 6-year-old daughter declared, “I like toads better than frogs because toads are fat, and I like fat things.” Perhaps she’ll be more obedient if I put on a few pounds.
Special thanks to my dear friend Cecilia for providing these.
1. During “news time” one day, one of my students–the most “drama queen” of all drama queens–at her turn to share exciting or interesting news, stands up, and eyes squinted, determined look on her face says to the class, “Listen up, mortals, and hear me well!” Not having planned what else she was going to say, pauses a bit nervously and breaks into an impromptu tune: (pointing her finger at all the boys in the circle) “I will be marrying one of you boys in this room one day. Not sure which yet, but I have never been married before.” Read the rest of this entry
Every night at 7:00 I announce clean-up time. Then the kids pick which room they want to clean. Usually the 6-year-old does the play room, and the 4-year-old does their bedroom. Tonight I noticed that they had been playing in my room as well, so I said, “This room is also a mess,” to which my 4-year-old replied, Read the rest of this entry
One of my children was very curious as to how nursing worked. I gave him a lengthy, thorough explanation, to which he finally replied…. “Yeah, right!” Mary, mother of 4
A little after our son turned one, I said to him, “Hi Max!” And he said back to me, “Hi Sweetie.” Hannah, mother of 2 Read the rest of this entry
Our son was having a difficult time staying in his room at bedtime. After putting him back in bed for what seemed like the twelfth time, I was exasperated. So when he came out yet again, I asked him, “What can I do to get you to stay in your room?!” With total sincerity, he looked up at me and answered, Read the rest of this entry