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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #120 on: August 26, 2020, 10:39:26 AM »
When we watched The Avengers the other night, Irene (who now has her own Letterboxd account) informed us that blood would be ewy for dinner, so it could be worse?  (No one suggested having it, either in the room or in the movie, you understand.)

I've been watching Cop Rock in the mornings before the kids wake up, having acquired it on DVD.  Simon is bewildered by the musical conventions in it and yesterday demanded to know how a character changed clothes so quickly.
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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #121 on: August 29, 2020, 01:21:26 PM »
"You're cute."

"I not cute--I a girl."
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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #122 on: September 08, 2020, 08:10:51 AM »
Mummy buys a raisin loaf so we can have raisin toast for breakfast...

Mummy: So, would you like to have some raisin toast for breakfast tomorrow?

10YOS (thinking carefully): Oh...maybe.

Mummy (a bit deflated): Oh...

10YOS: I mean, I have it for afternoon tea at After School Care and I like it then.

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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #123 on: September 08, 2020, 12:13:44 PM »
Irene has been insisting that she will learn her alphabet when she starts school, and we are having a very hard time explaining to her that school has been put off for another year.
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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #124 on: September 10, 2020, 11:58:01 AM »
"I so proud of you!"

"You're so proud of me?"

"Yeah!"

"Why?"

"Because I love you!"
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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #125 on: September 16, 2020, 05:39:17 AM »
Finley 7 Eva 5

Their mum was taking them to school this morning. The next door neighbours son was being led out of the house in handcuffs by the Police.

Finley to Eva "That will be you when you get older"
Eva "Yeah it will be. I don't mind, look at the cool police van he gets to ride in!"

The girl is nuts..  ;D ;D
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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #126 on: September 18, 2020, 09:22:45 AM »
I'm driving 12YOS past a favourite cafe/takeaway...

Me: I'll have to take you to that place some time - 'Zeus Street Greek'.

12YOS: Let me guess, they do Greek food.

Me (to myself): Gee, he's quick.

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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #127 on: September 18, 2020, 09:28:29 AM »
I'm collecting 10YOS and 7YOD from school. I spot a jet contrail and point it out to them...

Me: Don't see many of them these days...

7YOD: Why not?

Me: Well, there are travel restrictions because of the pandemic.

7YOD: That's not nice.

Me: Well, it's better than allowing lots of people to get infected and die from the virus.

This goes back and forth a couple more times until eventually...

7YOD (with a sigh): Okay, Dad, you win.

Me: It's not about winning, it's about helping you become thinking people.

7YOD: bursts out laughing

Me (baffled): What's so funny about teaching you to be people who are good at thinking?

7YOD: continues to laugh

Me: ??

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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #128 on: September 18, 2020, 11:08:59 AM »
A while back, when I was trying to get Irene to wear a mask, she informed me at a low wail that she was tired of being smart.
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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #129 on: September 18, 2020, 11:44:45 AM »
A while back, when I was trying to get Irene to wear a mask, she informed me at a low wail that she was tired of being smart.

I know a lot of people who echo that sentiment.
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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #130 on: September 19, 2020, 11:53:56 AM »
I mean, I certainly agree with her.  I'm tired of it myself.  But if we aren't, it'll all go on so much longer.  She cried when she realized she wasn't starting preschool this year, but there's no such thing as safe, effective preschool.
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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #131 on: September 19, 2020, 12:06:27 PM »
Yeah, I was including myself in that.
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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #132 on: September 20, 2020, 03:13:15 AM »
I make no bones about the fact that I'm a coffee peasant. Instant is just fine for my (caffeine delivery) needs. However, lately 12YOS has taken to having coffee too (10YOS and 7YOD like their tea, like Mum).

Anyway, I hadn't seen 12YOS make a cup of coffee before, so I was surprised when I saw him add some chocolate to the coffee, as I do.

Me: Oh, I didn't know you added chocolate.

12YOS: Yes, just like you.

Me: You're a copy cat!

12YOS: More like a coffee cat!

*sniff* My boy's growing up so fast, he just made his first Dad joke! *sniff*

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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #133 on: September 20, 2020, 12:37:21 PM »
Yeah, I was including myself in that.

It's really hard.  Simon's old enough to understand at least the outlines of what's going on, but Irene isn't.  Or if she is, I don't know how to explain it so she'll understand it.
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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #134 on: September 22, 2020, 02:28:55 AM »
Despite my accomplishments, I can't even begin to fathom the task of explaining a pandemic to a preschooler.  My brother turned 40 today.  He has a brood ranging from 7 to 14.  He's a wonderful parent, and so is his delightful wife.  They are my heroes.
"Facts are stubborn things." --John Adams