Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Conversation with an 8-year-old that's way too smart

Reagan: Mommy, can I watch a show after lunch?

Me: Yes, which show are you going to watch?

R: Can I watch Extreme Couponing?

Me: Isn't there a show on that's more...appropriate for your age?

R: There's Phineas and Ferb but I've already seen it and I'm not in the mood for animation.  There's Fresh Beat Band, but I think that's more for 7 years olds and younger.

Me: I'm just not a big fan of Extreme Couponing.

R: If I tell you that I know people are buying in excess and it's not really saving money if you're buying things you don't need, and that they aren't really buying healthy things...then can I watch it?

Me: Yes.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bring it!

We are on official summer break!! The last week of school was a whirlwind! I made a class video.  Reagan had an awards assembly (where she got perfect attendance), we had a flag ceremony where they said goodbye to her teacher (she's going to another school next year), we had a music day in her class, a pizza party, an ice cream party, yearbook signing, end of the year gifts, and the art fair.  Whew!

Yesterday was bittersweet as we said good-bye to all of Reagan's friends and her wonderful teacher.  We're looking forward to our new adventure at the charter school but it was still a little sad to know we wouldn't see some of our friends each day.

We started our break the way everyone does- At the dentist!! What? Most people don't start their vacations at the dentist? Hmm.  Well, we did.  I'm not sure what I was thinking when I made the appointment six months ago but at least we got it out of the way before we were used to sleeping in. :)

After we got home from the dentist Reagan said "Now what do we do?"

Somehow catching up on all the laundry and cleaning I've neglected in the last week didn't appeal to them.  I asked them to come up with some ideas.  They asked for BuildaBear and Disneyland.  I guess I should have emphasized FREE things to do this summer.  :)

Back to the drawing board.
Happy Summer All!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday Funnies

I've been terrible with remembering to write things down lately, but here are a few that I managed to text myself.  :)

Me: Bailey, you just have to wait and be patient.
Bailey: But I don't know HOW to wait!!
Bailey asked Skylar to help her unbuckle her carseat straps and Skylar told her, "If I help you, then you will never learn to do it yourself."
************************** the "not so G rated" section:
Reagan saw a mobile dog grooming van at the gas station and in her haste to read it quickly she started shouting "Doggy Style! Doggy Style!" (It was in fact, "Doggy Stylin'") :)

Skylar and Bailey like to play the "construction game" where they shout out what type of construction vehicle they see while we're driving.  Bailey doesn't have all the correct names down yet, so I had to laugh when she started yelling "Hoe! Hoe! Mommy look, a Hoe!"
************************** the "things that build my self esteem" section:
I was blowdrying my hair (and it gets really fluffy), and Bailey walked into my bathroom.  She took one look at my hair (pre straightener) and said, "Oh mommy.  How will you ever get it back to normal?"

I was carrying Bailey in the grocery store the other day and she said, "You are too heavy for me." Reagan corrected her and said, "I think you mean that you are too heavy for mommy.  You can't lift mommy.  That would take a really really strong man, like daddy."
Skylar asked what the term "King of my heart" meant in a song.  I explained to her about having Jesus in your heart and she said, "I don't remember if I have Jesus in my heart.  I better ask him again just to be sure!" After I prayed with her, she looked down her shirt and said, "Yep, he's in there now." :)

Have a blessed weekend!


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