My husband Jason is an engineer. When Jason arrived home from work, my daughter Joy asked him, “When do you build if you’re always wearing your fancy clothes?” I loved that, his “fancy clothes.”
He explained that he doesn’t actually build, but designs the buildings. “Then why do you have a builder hat?” Most days . . . → Read More: Funny Quotes about Daddy
“When Daddy says, ‘no’ and Mommy says, ‘maybe’ then the answer is yes because, ‘maybe’ usually means yes and Mommy’s the boss,” said my daughter in the back seat about whether or not we were going to go out to eat. My husband and I turned and looked at each other.
“See, we always do . . . → Read More: Who’s the Boss?
Teaching Textbooks is the best new decision we made with homeschooling this year. For the first time my kids enjoy math! It is a computer program that gives them instant feedback on their answers! Gone are the days when I’ve gotten five lessons behind in my grading only to realize my daughter was doing them . . . → Read More: You know you’re an awesome homeschool mom when…
Joy is my kid with all of the “why” questions. I kept thinking she would grow out of this, but I really don’t think she will. I think she’ll just learn to find the answers! Today she asked, “Mom, why do they call trees, trees?”
I just shook my head and gave my standard, “I . . . → Read More: Funny Kids Quotes #33
I went into my daughter Joy’s room to put something away. “Where are we going?” she asked.
“To the airport to go pick up Grandpa and Grandma.”
“Why are you wearing make-up then?”
“Because I’m going to see my mom and dad and I want to look nice.”
“Oh. I thought make-up was just for . . . → Read More: Funny Kids Quotes #32
Jason drove past some kids doing a car wash and remembered how badly our vehicles are in need of a cleaning. “Joy, I’ll give you five dollars to wash my car.”
“I want ten.”
“Ten Dollars? Those big kids out there don’t make ten dollars. They don’t even make five dollars.”
“But it’s a big . . . → Read More: Negotiating with a Miser
Joy and Faith were whispering in the bathroom. “Girls!” I put on my mom voice, “you need to go to your rooms for quiet time.” They came out snickering and I noticed Joy was hiding a little booklet. “What’s going on?” I asked. They hemmed and hawed, but neither one said anything. It all seemed . . . → Read More: Secrets from Mommy
Over lunch Grace was talking about a naughty cartoon that I don’t let them watch. I catch so many of their hilarious conversations over food! Grace said she likes it. I asked her if she likes to watch naughty cartoons. That’s where Joy joined in:
Joy began, “Grace say, ‘Uh uh’ and I say . . . → Read More: Fighting Lessons
Yep this is what I actually asked my girls. “Tell me one thing you would change about Mom if you could.” Constructive criticism is a good thing right? I put it out there and yet I still cringed inwardly and braced myself for what they would say.
I always have them answer littlest to biggest . . . → Read More: What would you change about Mom?
“Mom I sneezed and hurt my finger.” Joy age 7
“That’s Fee Fye Foe.” Sure enough Little Jason age 3 had his biggest action figure guy on the top of his biggest toy.
“Yeah mom you’re still just a little fat…but I can hardly tell.” Faith age 10. (I’m working on it–for crying out loud. . . . → Read More: My Kids Make Me Laugh