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Hashbrowns and Fake Punches

“ Mmmm. Crunchy potatoey goodness”  ~ Emma as she took a bite of her McDonald’s hashbrown yesterday morning.

My kids are so funny.  It is not unusual for them to make me laugh OUT on a daily basis.  Jacob’s little comments all day long crack me up. 

The Algebra 1 curriculum we are using…Teaching Textbooks…LOVE IT!  I like to call it Algebra for Dummies, and by that I mean ME! not Jacob! FINALLY, algebra makes sense! WHY OH WHY didn’t we have this in 1984??? SIGH. But I digress…So, the lesson will often have funny word problems and they are right up Jacob’s humor alley.  Usually he will rattle off some extension of the word problem that is hilarious.  For example, we are working with negative numbers this week.  One of the word problems today was:

The second-rate superhero can only save 2 damsels in distress per decade, how many damsels can he save in x decades? 

(The answer is 2x damsels, FYI.)

Jacob turns this into a whole scenario about “Second-Rate Superhero”.  “Second-Rate Superhero.  The strength of half a man.  Able to watch bullets go flying by…”  Anyway, it was funny.

And speaking of funny.  My kids, my budding film makers, have been at it again.  This time playing with stunt fighting and sound effects…




Didn’t you just love the bloopers??  Thank God for humor!  It totally gets me through! 

That,  AND Special K Chocolatey Delight my new favorite cereal and indulgence! Can you say PMS??  That may have been TMI, but I’m just sayin’, it’s really hitting the spot these days. Get some!




Filed under Homeschooling, Humor, Kids

A little rain must fall.



“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”  ~John Ruskin

It’s the first day of school and it’s raining.  How poetic is that? 

I always feel sad on the first day of school.  For me, it’s just a sign that my kids are on that runaway train called “growing up”.  It is bittersweet for sure.

Emma woke up to her alarm and got herself ready–including doing her *own* hair!  This is new.  Usually I have to say, “Um, can you do something with that bird’s nest you call hair??”  We’ll see how long it takes for this to wear off.  Am I right?  I dropped her off and watched as she disappeared down the hallway.  And I will not go on to tell you how a big ole crocodile tear escaped my eye as I watched her go.  Nope, I won’t do it.  (It was just one tear. Really.)  SIGH. Sniff.  My little girl is growing up.

Jacob was so funny this morning.  I woke him up.  He got dressed, brushed his teeth, etc.  He then came downstairs and plopped himself at the kitchen table.

JACOB:  “Mom, can I NOT go to school today?” 

ME:  “Of course you are going to school and you are going to be fine.” 

JACOB, SMIRKING: “Well, I had to give it one last shot.”

And then, I knew it would be okay.

We did the whole “meet the teacher” deal last night and it appears, upon first inspection, that the ones that we had time to meet, are nice people.  The resource/special ed teacher basically hand picked his teachers and arranged his schedule.  I am very grateful for all the help. Jacob and I met his one on one aide this morning and she made me smile.  Do y’all ever meet people like that?  You just look at them and they make you feel all smiley?  She has this infectious smile and laugh.  And as she opened her mouth, in her wide smile, I caught a glimmer of her Gold Tooth.  Gold around the edges with a gold star in the middle.  And if that doesn’t say “How Do Ya Do?” well then I just don’t know what does.  She warmly shook my hand and accepted my cell phone number and she promptly wrote hers down for me. I can dig it.  So far, so good.

But the great news is WE ALL SURVIVED!  Yes we did.  I am reminded of a little song…We get by with a little help from our friends.  I pretty much distracted myself today with friends, and then an entryway bench that my MIL gifted me for my birthday, which is still a month away, arrived today and I spent some time assembling it.

First Day Comments:

Jacob: It wasn’t as horrible as I thought it would be.

For him, that right there is a pretty positive statement.

Emma:  It was boring.

There ya go.


Filed under Kids

Pleasant Dinner Conversation



Tonight’s dinner conversation:

Room Clearing Farts.  Not just Room Clearing Farts, but Room Clearing DOG Farts. 

Nice, right?

Yes. Yes it is. 

My son: “Mom, what kind of food would a dog have to eat to create a room clearing fart?”

Where is this coming from, I wonder?  But I go with it. 

My answer:  Chinese Food or Soy Nuts.

Emma said:  Beans.

Dad doesn’t say anything, just starts cracking up.


Suddenly, and randomly, I might add, the topic turns from Room Clearing Dog Farts to the Karate Kid and the whole “wax on-wax off” scheme of Mr. Miyagi.  How did it all come to this?  I don’t know.

Jacob says, “Miyagi only wanted some free labor”.  I quite agree. 

“Oh yes, he was teaching him Karate (Ka-rah-tee)”, Emma says.

**Suddenly, I was reminded of the time we were driving through a local shopping center where there was a Karate studio and Emma, impulsively, read the sign as “Care Ate”.  This was fairly recently and it cracked us all up because she immediately realized her mistake.**

So I jokingly say to Emma, “Oh, you mean ‘Care Ate’ don’t you??” <wink>

To which she replies, with a tilt of her head, a raised eyebrow and a point of her fork, “Touché, Mom, touché.”

She’s 10.

<insert shoulder shrug and shake of head here> 


Filed under Humor, Kids, Random Silliness