Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday Fragments: In Which I Swear...Twice!

The Girl Child tripped over the cat and fell down the stairs last night.  Both she and the cat are fine, but somehow, this is her brother's fault.

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Last week's "He Has Three Wives" mystery is solved. Apparently someone in her first grade class last year did his Famous American presentation on Tony Hawk (We did Abe Lincoln ~ same caliber *rolls eyes*) and did in fact share that he's been married three times!

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Also from The Girl Child this week:

"Mamma, sex is when a man and a women kiss"  ....insert pause long enough for me to think, "Okay, not sure where this came from, but I'm okay with that at this moment."..... and then she brings it home with, "BUTT NAKED!" ~ Yes, she says "butt naked".

It took every ounce of my being not to say, "WHAT!!!!"  Instead I calmly ~I swear~ said, "Where did you hear that?" Which sparked a conversation about what it's okay to talk about in school, who we should hang out with, and what kinds of things we should clarify with Mamma!

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Not to be outdone, The Boy Child's teacher pulled me aside to tell me that he scored higher than any other third grader on our Mid-Year Math Benchmarks.

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Sweet E got to come home this week!!!!  She goes back in this morning for more treatment, but she and her family were so relieved that she was responding well enough for a break.  
 
Her mother reported last night that she was feeling very nervous about going back so her father told her if she was a champ today she could put a pie in his face tonight. I am in awe of these people as they face this adversity.  What a gift they are to each other!

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Thank you for your admiration of my restraint last week. I'm afraid though, that it's not as benevolent as it seems... I already know my kids think I'm prettier than their step-mom, so I don't HAVE to say it.

More importantly, my kids are prettier... hands down ~ I'm not just being biased... I swear! *winks*


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12 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

Kudos to your son! :)

Slamdunk said...

Congrats to your son--apple does not fall far from the tree.

Good to hear about E. as well. I have been praying for her.

I hope you find time to relax this weekend.

Heather said...

Yah!for Sweet E.

Your girl is such a firecracker - you are going to have your hands full!

Kris said...

Congrats to your son! I was laughing at your conversations with your daughter - we've had more than our fair share of those talks lately. My daughter wants details and keeps asking and asking until she's satisfied I'm telling her everything.

Wayne W Smith said...

Congrats to your son! Math achievement is very important. Few have excellent skills in that area.

Tiffany said...

You are too funny! You fragmented the prettier kid comment. lol.

That is awesome news for Sweet E!! So good to hear that her parents are able to embrace this trial in their life and continue to enjoy the days.

Happy Friday!!!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

That is SO NOT swearing!!! ;)

And I just saw your other post and we have to play WWF now. And I just loaded Scramble w/Friends, too.

Stephanie said...

Nothing is better then the funny that comes out of the mouths of babes!!


And yeah for the boy:)

Mimi B said...

Glad she and the cat are ok! Dontcha love it when kids come home with fantastic little nuggets of knowledge from school you'd rather they not have? Congrats on your son doing so well on his test!

Emmy said...

Oh so far haven't had any kind of sex talk or statements... I know it is just a matter of time.

And so awesome about the match benchmark! That is great.

Babes Mami said...

Oh the sex talk, I don't know when to have it but it will have to happen before people start misinforming him haha

Tettelestai said...

Pie in the face, great tactic!! I love the positive push there. I can't imagine how hard that must be to watch a child suffer through an illness.

Dude, kissing naked, I so got that wrong!! Now I have a good come back when folks tease us about not knowing how to avoid having 5 kids...

It's always the boys fault when someone falls down the steps here too... interesting... ;-)