Thursday, August 17, 2006

Mornings around here

This week our 7th grade daughter has had volleyball tryouts and practice before school. She's had to be at school, ready to practice, at 7:00 a.m. She brings a bag of school clothes to change into later.

Yesterday, she came dragging in from school in the afternoon.

"How was your day, Honey?" I asked.

"Terrible," she sighed. "This morning, when I put my school clothes together to wear after volleyball, I grabbed TWO LEFT FLIP-FLOPS."


This morning, as I was saying goodbye to our 11-year-old, sixth grade son, I was joined at the door by our five-year-old.

"Be good at school today!" she told him.

And as he rode off down the street on his bike, she yelled after him: "AND DON'T FART!"


Beck said...

Not farting is part of being good at school. You are raising a wise five-year-old. I can't get over how early you guys start school! Has it always been like that?

Jenny said...

Gotta love the great comments from the 5 yr old!! =) Funny!

AJ said...

The two five year olds at my house also give excellent advice.

The trick is NOT to laugh in their sweet lil faces, eh?

Jennifer said...

Oh, I'm laughing so hard at your 5-year-old. What great advice! =)

Laura said...

Hilarious! That was a good chuckle first thing in the am. Also I didn't get a chance to comment on your last post but I'm in the same boat as pictures of me here except when I beg someone to take one...but usually the pics aere lousy cause they can't work the camera properly...drives me nuts!

Annie said...

Hey that is always great any age!!

Glass Half Full said...

So funny!! :)

Susanne said...

Well at least she wasn't yelling that after you as you left for shopping! :)

Love those tshirts!

Code Yellow Mom said...


I'm going to start saying, "Man, it's just been a two-left-flip-flop-kinda-day today." That describes a lot of days perfectly.

And for all the kids who think their parents yelling after them, "Remember who you are! I love you, sweetheart!" is embarrassing, they need to have a little sister or brother reminding them very specifically about personal habits. Don't you think?

Stephanie said...

I just spit after reading what your 5 year old said. I love how honest kids are ... well, sometimes. :)

Shawna said...

That is HILARIOUS! Love the picture!