When you’re a (semi) stay-at-home mom like me who begins homeschooling at some point, you spend LOTS of time with your children. More time than anyone else, to be sure. And you hear some HILARIOUS things along the way out of the mouths of your babies. Thankfully, my husband and I (OK, mostly my husband – but I did contribute) wrote down some of these entertaining and sometimes side-splitting expressions.
We’ll never forget our then 5-year-old son saying, “Mom, I don’t want to wear flannel to school. Flannel is for pictures and fancy restaurants.” Reckon we’ve raised a country boy?
I’ve always required a neatly made bed before the day starts, even when we started homeschooling. I knew if I didn’t make my son take care of it first thing in the morning, it would fall to me later in the day. And I REALLY don’t need anything else to do.
It’s probably no surprise he often rebelled at bed-making, faking illness or complaining to try and get out of the job. I remember once he said, “Ouch, ouch, ouch. I do NOT like making up this bed! It is hurtful in every way.” I think it mostly hurt his laziness bone.
We laugh at our funny children. It makes doing the hard things – like taking away their privileges or punishing them when they misbehave – a little easier along the way.