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My Theresa just washed an orange to snack on and as she was peeling it said, "I thought this was an orange. It sure looks like a 'white' now instead."
She has a droll sense of humor and is master, at 8yo, of the deadpan delivery.
Anyone else want to share something about their kids?
Isn't that what we as parents love to do?
I'm sure someone's kids have done something to tickle your funny bone.
Big Sis (age 20): For Mother's Day, I made pea soup and bought lemon pound cake onto which I poured homemade blueberries in syrup. What did you do for Mom?
Brother (16): I dried and put away the dishes, made her a batch of Kraft macaroni & cheese, brought her a drink.
Little Sis (16): I handed her a fork...
When my kids were young their dad and I owned a beach-house. That meant, for some reason, that it was 'my job' to get the weekend station-wagon duty....trips back and forth with all the 'darlings'! My two oldest, both girls, were early teenagers and were constantly needling and sniping with one another. One trip I just couldn't take it any longer and I pulled over on the Capital (DC) Beltway and loudly ordered them to say something nice to each other before I would drive one more inch. It was #2's turn to go first and her response: "Oh, Monica, you have the MOST beautiful split ends!" Only a witchy teenage girl could pull that one out of a hat.
The other offering....
We were playing a game...Trivial Pursuit, I think....and it was my 5 yr old youngest's turn to answer.
Question: Name something that comes in PAIRS. Answer: SEEDS
Everyone of my kids believed me when I said, "Mothers know everything, and anything that mothers don't know, grandmothers do." Until about age 10, I guess.