Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Conversation About School...

Child: Mom, are you sure I can't go to the first day of school?

Me: Yes, you have to be fever free 48 hours, then your doctor STILL has to release you to return to school.

Child: I really want to go to the first day of school.

Me: Why? You hate school. You beg to be homeschooled. You've been whining that school is going to start!

Child: Well, I only like the first and last day of school, and I don't want to miss one of the two days I like!!!

Attention: This particular child flat out lied to her new teacher, who was so kind to schedule a one on one "Meet the Teacher" since we were unable to attend the regular one, due to the illness...

She claimed to love school....

I guess it doesn't hurt to start out on her good side!

Oh, and since I realize none of you (okay, maybe one of you) will click on the link above about home school, I decided to copy and paste the post from the past!!! (Umm, that would be April of 2009.)

So, for your reading enjoyment, Gentle Reader....

Popcorn and I were in the car by ourselves this evening. We drove by this beautiful house that makes me covet, covet, covet every time I drive by it. It's a 2 story white house with black shutters and a wrap around porch. It's beautiful. Popcorn agrees. She always says she wishes we could live there.

"Maybe you could live in a house like that when you grow up," I said.

"Yep. I'm going to live in a big house like that and I'm going to home school my kids" she announced.

"That's great!" Aarf. I thought we were through with this topic....

"I will be a wonderful mommy. Whatever my kids like the most, I will buy them for their birthday. And at Christmas I will get them more than 2 toys. I will buy them toys all of the time."

Okay. That felt a little personal. I always buy them what they want for birthdays. But, I will admit they only get 1 toy from us and one from Santa. Of course, they get each other toys, and toys from everyone else, so they are by no means neglected. Still, my feelings were pricked. My honor as a mommy was on the line, people, and I was not about to let these little digs go unanswered! I fired right back at the little toot:

"You know, the most important thing you can do as a mommy is raise your children to love God." THERE! I told her! More toys. Homeschooling. Who does she think she is? 7 year old little punk...

"I'm going to read scripture to them in the morning, and in the afternoon, and at night. My kids will hear lots of Bible stories and know lots of scripture!"

Okay. I conceded defeat. If she accomplishes all of this she will be a better mommy than me. But I still think she has too many toys. So there.

Popcorn's reasons for homeschooling
1. You are not allowed to whistle in class. In fact, the only place you are allowed to whistle at school is on the playground, and there you can talk and yell with your friends, so why whistle?
2. You are not allowed to run in the hall. She is just too hyper to walk around all of the time. Seriously. She told me that very excuse.

5 comments:

Marla said...

Oh my... I think you have your work cut out for you with that one. Haha. :)

Marla @ www.asthefarmturns.wordpress.com

JoAnn said...

popcorn is so wise.
I have a little one who makes me feel dumb. He just is always correcting me, blah blah blah. Are you with me? What's with these kids????

俊王王王王霖王王 said...

路過~很有趣吶...............................................................

Dawn said...

Yay! Fever free for two days??!! Wonderful!

Marilyn said...

Well, I hope she gets to go next week anyhow. Maybe the first WEEk could count for something.