Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday Funnies

She's never even had Tomato Soup, but apparently she loves it and needs to put a bird in it:

I gave the kids a lecture on how bad it would be if they ate more of their vitamins then they were supposed to. "It could be very bad. Those vitamins have medicine in it to help make you big and strong. So if you were to eat all of them ..."
Sidge: "You could get super muscles?"
Abigail: "Your belly could get very big?"

Something like that.


I began reading one of Aesop's Fables: The Fox and the Leopard. Here is an exact dialogue of how the story went down as I read it to my two boys during school time:

Me: "A fox and a Leopard, resting lazily after a generous dinner,"
Sidge: "What is generous?"
Me: "Big."
Sidge: "Okay."
Me: "A fox and a Leopard, resting lazily after a generous dinner, amused themselves,"
Sidge: "What is amused?"
Me: "Goofed around."
Sidge: "Okay."
Me: "So they amused themselves by disputing about their good looks."
Sidge: "What is disputed?"
Me: "Argued."
Sidge: "For real?"
Me: "Well they were kind of jokingly disputing."
Sidge: "Okay. Were they friends?"
Me: "Yes, basically."
Sidge: "What does basically mean?"
Me: "Yes, they were friends."
Sidge: "Okay."
Me: "The Leopard was very proud of his glossy, spotted coat,"
Sidge: "What is glossy?"
Me: "Shiny."
Sidge: "Was is really shiny?
Me: "That's what it says."
Sidge: "So then it is true?"
Me: "Well, the author said it."
Sidge: "Okay."
Me: "So the Leopard was proud of his coat and made disdainful remarks about the Fox,"
Sidge: "What does disdainful mean?"
Me: "Mean."
Sidge: "Mean means mean?"
Me: "Disdainful means mean."
Sidge: "Okay."
Me: "So the Leopard was proud and made mean comments to the fox whose appearance he declared was quite ordinary."
Sidge: "What is declared?"
Me: "Said."
Sidge: "And what is ordinary?"
Me: "Normal."

Thoroughly exhausted, I decided to edit the rest of the story as I read.


I asked the kids if they wanted cereal or pancakes for breakfast.
Sidge: "Wow Mom. That is a really hard question because I really want both."

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