Archive for October, 2011

What kind of kid?

Posted on October 12, 2011. Filed under: Elemental Memories, Mommy Moments, The Parenting Thing |

The kids and I were watching All Star Family Brain Surge (a kids game show).   The players were star parents accompanied by their child, usually around age 10.  The players were shown a series of movie spoof names, like “Smirks,” “Captain South America,” and “Diary of a Pimply Kid.”  When it came to one family, the son was going to guess the Diary movie, move misheard one key word ….. pimply.  The kid though the word was ‘pimpy.’  The dad was mortified and kept correcting him and the kid kept arguing with him.  Finally the kid relented but by then we were all laughing our behinds off.  Not that ChickenFried really understood.  In fact, he knew he didn’t understand because he asked – ‘whats pimpy?’  I would have taken the “where to babies come from” question over “what’s a pimp.”   The only thing I   was “it’s bad – don’t say it.”

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The Lewis and Clark Expedition

Posted on October 10, 2011. Filed under: Elemental Memories, Mommy Moments, The Parenting Thing |

ChickenFried had homework tonight, so we went on our own Lewis and Clark Expedition.  I was taking my time and really working with him to understand what the question was really asking, or helping him figure out why he thought something.  We did a lot of our own research on the internet.  It was interesting and I even learned something new, but was admittedly happy when I saw we finished the last question on the page.  To my dismay, he turned the page and revealed three more pages needed to be completed.   My response of “holy shit” was probably a little improper.

One page was entirely about Sacagawea.  I’m guessing his teacher will know his Mom helped vs his Dad when she reads the answer to “Why was Sacagawea is one of the most famous women in American history?”  Answer – “she was the first strong woman to shape American history.”  He did come up with the fact that she was brave all on his own, so I didn’t think the last one was too much of a stretch.

One page was all opinions, surprisingly more difficult for a 4th grader than just regurgitating facts.  My favorite answer of ChickenFried’s: What was the most amazing thing about the expedition.  His answer: That they did it without dying.   Yep, pretty amazing that they survived their expedition, just like ChickenFried and I did!

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It’s Just Blankets

Posted on October 8, 2011. Filed under: Elemental Memories, Mommy Moments |

Punk is tired.  So of course she wants two things: her baby and her thumb.    BigD has warned her that if she sucks her thumb, she needs to go to bed.  She chose to go back in our bedroom and watch tv (we have the big tv for the game of course).  Understand there are many blankets in our bedroom to snuggle in.  So, BigD was a little suspect when she went to her bedroom to get blankets.  He told her to bring the blankets over to him.  You could see the wheels turning in her mind.   “No daddy – I’m just going to go snuggle in the chair with them.  It’s ok.”  He insisted.  I’m shocked, but she brought them over and as soon as he unrolled them, two babies came rolling out (#3 is lost).   Babies are now back in her bed and she just came to BigD to complain that she loves her babies and he is mean.

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