“My daughter always likes to make up games, and create her own set of rules. Usually meaning she is always winning or the game is just meant for a five year old. Well when she asked to play hide and seek, I was pretty excited. My goal was to hide in the best place so she could not find me. I was quickly thrown off when she said, “Now, go hide, but make it reallllly easy to find you so I don’t get scared. If I can’t find you, I get scared really fast.” I couldn’t help but laugh. Even though hiding wasn’t too fun, playing it with my daughter is always fun.
R sings and performs at a club downtown once a month, she just loves to sing! For a year or more she didnt talk to the audience, she got up sang and ran off stage.Now that she is getting more comfortable we practice telling a short funny story. So this week we practiced the story “how her teacher is so organized she keeps cleaning R’s Locker! As you can imagine R is not thrilled about this so she only opens her locker a inch now and shoves her books in, so the teacher cant see her mess.
Personally kids have so much to worry about the locker is not on my list..So Instead of telling the above story R gets up and says, hello everyone “I tried out for the lead role in school play, not only did I not get the role, I didn’t even get the understudy or any speaking part” “whats up with that?” “Well anyway when I am famous and singing at madison square garden, I am going to say “I bet you regret not giving me the lead role now” (lol)
I Ava say, “Job well done Confidence has been Learned” (lol)
My daughter colored a picture for her teacher a few days ago. She sent it to school in the binder in the ‘leave at school’ spot but the teacher didn’t take it. I explained to my daughter that she had forgotten to put the teacher’s name on there, so the teacher wasn’t aware that the picture was for her. I offered to write the teacher’s name on the paper. My daughter replied, “Do you know how to spell her name? And please make sure you use your FINGER SPACES, too. Thanks.” LOL. Yes……..I remember that from Kindergarten, thank you.
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My daughter was doing her homework at the kitchen table (Kindergarten). I was helping her. She had to shade in various numbers with different colors. She said, “Mom. I love the number nine. It’s my favorite number.” Then she said, “But I hate the number six.” I said, “You do realize that if you turn a 9 upside down, it’s a six, right? She said, “Yeah. I don’t care. I still hate it.”Shara’s other Funny:I made my daughter a snack that included some mandarin oranges. She said, “Hey, mom. Where’s my fork? You forgot my fork. Can you please get me one?” I replied, “I just eat mine with my fingers.” She said, “Um. That doesn’t mean I HAVE TO COPY YOU!”
Shara’s Funny Facebook Website TwitterWe were at Wendy’s the other day and my daughter (5) dropped her water. It spilled out and she told me to go ask the guy to re-fill it. I said, “Nope. You spilled it and you are perfectly capable of asking him to fill it for you.” She yelled out loudly from her chair, “I can’t do that! I’m the shyest kid EVER!” LOL. That’ll be the day.
Her brother (4) goes, “Here. Give it to me. I’ll do it.” He marched up to the counter and handed the clerk the cup. He said, “Please put more water in this. Thank you.” Amazing how different kids can be but it’s fun to watch. Even if it does give me a headache.
R has drama twice a week this year that she is enjoying but she is also missing some of our play time.
So to ease the transition I stop by at dissmisal to say hello for 5 min.
Apparently the teacher may have said something about her being late..So she comes out of school one day and tells me ” I wrote this note for you to give the teacher” (lol) Luckily she is still quite young and didnt understand how funny or ironic it was:) Click on the note to read! If you cant read it here is what it says:)
The note is written by my child from me!
Dear Mr. T
We were driving home one afternoon and my kids were TIRED. They get grumpy when tired, of course. My daughter was talking rudely to us, from the back seat. I said, “I’m certainly not giving you your way now.” She replied, “I wish you were all dead!” I didn’t react. We’ve been through this before. She is very dramatic and sometimes says things she doesn’t mean. Soon enough, she’s in tears, saying sorry.
About 3 minutes later she said, “Mom. Can you please give us some hot chocolate when we get home? Please?” I replied (with a little chuckle), “Sorry. I can’t hear you right now because I’m dead.”
She leaned over to her younger brother, who loves to play make-believe super heroes. She said, “Hey, Jack! Use your super powers to bring her back to life! Quick!”
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The other day we (Shara & Family) spent several hours in the Valley, touring homes and visiting with friends. We were gone for 13 hours. We stopped by a church for a meeting, at a school for a fund-raiser and at a pizza place to have lunch with friends. We then went out for dinner – it was a LONG day. My kids were really tired, on the two hour drive home. My daughter demanded that I stop to buy her a new pink dress. I said, “I don’t take children shopping when they are demanding things from me.” She said, “My ENTIRE family is now on my NAUGHTY LIST!” LOL
This week I had two of the funnies tweets from a kid (at least I think it was a child:)
First he said “I love you very much no matter I don’t know you.” Then the next day he tweeted
“Don’t get married. I have 2 cousins in middle school. You can pick whichever you like best.” #funnythingskidssay RT thats adorable:) @Celebr8Children @ListenToMePleas
I am very glad this week to feature the Ever Funny, Clever Eric Ruhalter www.TheKidDictionary.com along with the brand new holiday book trailer here: http://youtu.be/9pyxJwItocA. (twitter) @KidDictionary Facebook
Eric really knows how to put words to the funny things kids do, that we notice but don’t think to say out loud….
Last weekend, we volunteered at the town fund raiser, running the kid’s craft area. Across the room, there were treats and hot chocolate. My kids walked over to get some hot chocolate and our friend Bill was there to help them. A moment later, my daughter came walking back over to me. She mumbled to herself in confusion, “Ladies first. Gentlemen must wait. What the HECK does that mean?” I stopped, looked at her, and laughed. I said, “Oh. Well, Bill is 84 years old. He believes that girls should always go first and that boys must wait for the girls. I bet YOU think that’s great, eh?”
She rolled her eyes and said, “I have no idea WHAT you are talking about.”
I went on to say, “You’ve never heard dad or I say that before, I know. We teach you and your brother to take turns and to allow the other person to go first –out of kindness. So this is all new to you, I know.”
Thanks, Bill. LOL.
Our kids are watching what we do and say at all times..
I bumped into the previous owner of our building and gave her a hug and said how is everything. After we finished talking and left R says “wow you really changed . I said what do you mean ?
R said years ago you used to not say hello or be really friendly. But now you really working it went for it, you are friends. Its fascinating that kids notice how relationships evolve, how we do things and can comment on it.
I was watching TV with my daughter in the bedroom and she said, “I wish we could spend time alone, every day.” I said, “Oh, yeah? You would like that, eh?” She replied, “Yes. I think all kids should get to spend time alone with their parents. There would be less fighting.” I asked, “Between whom?” She answered, “You know. If there’s more than one kid in a family. Each kid needs time alone with the parents. Then they’d fight less.”
Rather philosophical, I think. She’s only five. I was happy that she felt as though she could articulate these feelings! In addition, I’ll be working harder to give each of my kids that special one-on-one time they crave.
My daughter asked me, “Mom. What is that little green thing for, on the end of the tape? Why is that there?” I replied, “So that the person who buys the tape can easily pull it out and get the roll started.” She said, “Oh! Yes. That is what I thought.”
I said, “Oh, yeah? You assumed that, did you? That was smart!”
She replied, “That’s because I have a good brain. I have a brain that THINKS.”
Shara Thanks g-d for brains that think:) What a funny smart kid..love this stuff
We were sitting in the car, waiting for my husband to come out of the store.
My 5 year old said, “Waiting for dad is taking too long! We need to get out
of the car and play on the playground. This waiting is NOT waking my brain
This is not so much funny as interesting. My neighbors child is 15 months old and says a few words here and there but understands most things. She loves running around up and down the hall while I chase her. I generally run after her and we laugh when I catch her and hug. The other day I had my eyes dilated by the eye Dr when I bumped into her. Although we know kids understand and observe so much, every time something smart happens I am still surprised and re-reminded. She looks at my face, see’s my dilated eyes, points and says “eyes”..and gave me a hug…Toddlers rock!
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Not long ago a song came on the radio called, “There’s gonna be a heartache tonight.” My 5 year old said, “Mom? What’s a heartache?” I replied, “It’s sort of like when someone is sad. Something happens to make you sad and it hurts your heart. That’s called a heartache.”
She said, “If it’s sad, why is this song so happy? The singer sounds VERY happy? That makes no sense.”
Ha. She is right about that!!
Then yesterday, my two younger kids ran off to the trampoline. I told them to come inside because the weather was turning cold and they were not dressed warmly. My daughter replied, “If you don’t let us play outside right now, I’ll get a headache. Actually, I think I’ll get a HERARACHE. That’s right. A heartache, mom!”
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I was talking with R and her friend who was telling me the story how the teacher yelled at her for no reason. She was just standing waiting her turn and minding her own business when the teacher said harshly ” you should be over there not here” I said I am sorry she was mean,thats hurtful! I guess grown-ups are not perfect” R pipes in But you are PERFECT!!! How wonderful!! And in case you are wondering I was perfect untill yesterday when I made a face(lol) about forgetting to do homework again….(lol)
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So we had my daughter’s parent/teacher conference today. She said, “I wanted to ask you about something. A while back I was telling the kids that they need to say sorry when they upset someone. Sammy told me that her mother said I’m WRONG.”
So we ended up chatting about it and the teacher totally agrees with me – that you don’t force it… but rather… you work on the behavior and not just “Say sorry and be done with it.” We are on the same page, in fact. Anyway, my daughter thought the teacher was telling her that she JUST needs to say sorry and that saying sorry makes everything better. So she made sure the teacher knew I did NOT agree with that.
The teacher said, “So now I have to say it differently to make Sammy happy. I have to say to the kids – ‘It’s nice to say sorry but it’s actually MORE important to change the behavior. Please say sorry if you want to but we also have to stop the behavior that made you need to say sorry in the first place.’”
I am hopeful this phase of being complimented by R will last a while. And I do wonder whats going in her mind kids about what she is learning from me. Kids are so interesting ! R said I was a great role model for kids;)
And that I Juggle everything well like the movie with Sarah jessica parker “How does she do it” Very high compliment indeed:)
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The other day I was pulling hairs from my head, that were already coming out. A lot came out. I said, “Man – I am losing so much hair lately.” My 5 year old asked, “Why, mom?” I replied, “I always lose a lot of hair when I’m breastfeeding. It happens with every kid.” She goes, “Um. What? Why would you lose hair when breastfeeding? You don’t feed her from your HEAD!”
R saw me doing business with one of the new tenants in the building. And as she is 10 now she can wait somewhat patiently for a few minutes while I shmooze:) After I was done,She said “You Go Girl”, You were really working that great! I was hysterical that one she recognized what I was doing and two she thought it was great!!! Please share your story with us!
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I said, “Oh, what cute flowers all around!” She replied, “OH, mom. Those are not flowers! Those are God! He is all around us!” It was super cute and the God images totally look like flowers. LOL. Funny…
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The other day my 5 year old decided we are not her family any longer. No sir. We had told her she might need to spend a few minutes in her room, to calm down, during a little tantrum. So I politely offered to help her pack. It began to rain & she turned around & said, “Fine. I will keep living here. Just so long as there is no more talk of me going to my room.” LOL.
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R is sitting around with her friend on a park bench talking about school. OMG could you believe The teachers essay,AWESOME!! yes So amazing.. Its GENIUS… Yes her friend reply so GENIUS.. R says of course its GENIUS the teacher is an English teacher …Hello…
And it was so sad. I hope I learn to write like that I LOVE SCHOOL!!
HA ha so funny just listening to them:) how did they know the essay was genius thats what I want to know..havent read it yet…
My daughter (age 5) asked me, “Mom. My friend Katie is 4. How old will she be on her next birthday?” I replied, “Samantha. She will be 5. You know that. You know that 5 comes after 4.” She replied, “I know that, mom. I just wanted to see if YOU knew it.” hahaha. She cracks me up.
R took me to the new gluten free store that opened and was giving me a tour.I was so excited by all the products, that she felt I wasnt paying enough attention to her tour.
She was right.When we got out and she said “I wished you had paid more attention to my tour”, “I said I am sorry,I got carried away by the abundance..we can go back again and I will do better! At that moment we pass a screaming parent berating his kid,really humiliating him.So sad! I said to R “well despite my mistakes, I am probably 95 % better than most parents.” R says no, more like 99% better. Thank you screaming dad!! I love Mistakes that turn into compliments.