I was teaching my oldest daughter Faith her grammar lesson. She was learning the correct way to compare things using the er and est endings. I gave her the word “long” and told her to write three sentences, the first with no comparison, the second comparing two things, and the third comparing more than two things. A little while later, I went back to read her sentences. What she wrote caught me totally off guard, and I burst out laughing. I didn’t want to hurt her feelings, so I tried to explain why I was laughing, and finally she joined me.
A week or so later I corrected the grammar of one of my girls at the supper table. I explained the importance of correct grammar–going way over their heads, I’m sure. Finally, I just said, “Well, you don’t want to grow as big as Daddy and have people laugh at you because you don’t know how to speak correctly.”
Faith, who had been quiet during the whole conversation, sheepishly spoke up and said, “Yeah– I wrote, ‘I am the longest.’”
I was so proud of her for sharing the joke on herself. She gave me permission to post this story!
Good for her. It is a great blessing to be able to laugh at yourself. If you were not able to laugh at yourself sometimes, we wouldn’t be enjoying some of these great stories.
Awww…that’s very cute
love the picture, she is a beautiful girl!! 😀
P V Ariel says
Good to be here.
Your write-up and especially the one on Faith made my day.
Nice thought and good laugh But be careful Faith, Grammar is very important and heed your mum’s words. Keep inform
That is so sweet Esther!
Your children are especially beautiful kids. I love her sentence!
To be able to laugh at ourselves is such a great thing. Kudos to Faith. 🙂
Skyler Ashley says
Yay for learning correct grammar! xD She’ll be a story teller just like her mother, i’m sure of it!! ^_^ And it’s good she can laugh at herself. Saves a lot of embarrassment when you get older. lol
It’s great that she’s able to laugh at herself. I’m a stickler for correct grammar and my teens have gotten used to me correcting them.
What a wonderful story! It’s good to see that you are instilling good values in your children.
That’s so cute! It’s good that she is learning to laugh at herself too! When the kids were younger I saved several papers from their homeschooling years. Some of them were really good and some were pretty bad, lol!
It’s the “bad” ones that the kids get a kick out of now and laugh at their answers (me, too!), lol! Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!
I love the story …we can learn a lot with humor. Love your site too. I’m your newest follower from the HOP. I’m at
Super cute! Stopping by from the HHH!
Such a cute story! I love when kids can laugh at themselves realizing that humor is so important in life. Thanks for sharing that story.
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Mrs. Zwieg says
This was a beautiful post! Many thanks for sharing this, we too take grammer seriously…though we do like to have fun. 🙂
I ask people I know who do mispronounce words or speak improperly to please try to speak correctly around my little one as I am trying to teach her proper grammar! I had a friend who would say tastez instead of tastes, and many, many other words incorrectly. I asked her one day..”didn’t we go to the same school growing up?” she replied with an “of course.” I then asked why she spoke the way she did and she said “I don’t know I guess I just do”
The longer I thought about it the more I realized her parents had worse grammar than she did!
I feel it is my responsibility to teach my child to communicate properly and efficiently!
Thank you so much for sharing! Great job Faith!