January 22, 2008

Funnies from the Boys

I'm sure everyone is riveted to their computer screens, waiting for an update on how much or how little sleep I've been getting, LOL! Well, sorry to disappoint, but instead of moping about how I was awake for three hours last night, I'm instead going to move on to remembering a couple of comments that made me chuckle. I'm sure I'm not the only one who could use a good laugh! (Today was filled with no less than 3 all-out temper tantrums by 3 different children, so trust me, I did not spent the day in a laughing mood!)

Sunday morning as we were getting ready for church, Arden asked me, "Mom, when will we stop going to church?" I told him probably not until we got to heaven, because then we would be with Jesus and wouldn't need to "go" to church. I was surprised when he adamantly told me he would stop going to church when he turned 100.

"Why?" I asked, wondering if he had plans to suddenly become an atheist in his old age.

"Because then I'll be so big I'll poke through the ceiling," was his serious reply.

Last week Tobin had an exercise in his language arts notebook that involved matching short words to make larger compound words. Some were obvious, but more than a couple actually could have been combined different ways. Examples: Sand box, sand bag; hand set, hand bag; swing set. It didn't help that half of the selections were on one side of the page and the other were on the back side.

So Tobin goes through and does a great job of creating words. I wasn't looking at the answer key, but I did notice the potential difficulties with the selections that could have gone various ways. It didn't bother Tobin, however; he simply put the remaining two words together to create his own compound word: upbox.

"Hmmm," I said. "I think the leftover words maybe should go with different words. That is kind of a silly word, don't you think? What's an upbox?"

I was kidding. That was a rhetorical question. But Tobin looked at me as if I were the dumbest mom on the planet and answered, "An elevator!"


Megan said...

LOL! I love his logic!
And I meant to comment in the Pick a Winner post that I think Kenna is starting to look more and more like Tobin!

Ski said...

I love his creativity! Meghan used to say "yester-week" for last week. It's fun to watch them discover language both verabally and writen. Hope the rest of the day and week go better.

I also think that Kenna is looking more like Tobin and is perhaps more like him in personality too??

Beverly said...

Oh, yes, Kenna and Tobin are alike in more ways than one, heaven help us! Let's see if I can put a positive spin on this...they are both persistent and do not give up easily; they are both curious and love to learn and explore; and they both seem to have a definite bent towards playing the ham. :-)

Tina said...

James and I got a good laugh with Tobin's comment. Smart kid! And I'm amazed how early they pick up that "DUH Mom!" tone!