Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A Good Laugh from My Kids...

I've been meaning to post this for a week or so, but here's a few funny quotes from my kids.

A "funny" from our Hannah:

Tim came home the other day after having Hannah with him somewhere. I can't remember quite where they were at, but that's besides the point. So he proceed to tell me this funny interaction between them:

Hannah asked Tim a question that she didn't think he could answer, and lo and behold, he answered it correctly. Surprised, she then proceeded to ask "How did you know that?" He answered sarcasticly "I'm your daddy, and I know everything". She then came back with "No you don't, only God knows everything, and he doesn't like it when you say that".

That's my girl!

A "funny" from our Faith:

There was a sermon preached about a month ago that I actually missed due to sick kids, but some of my friends shared something that was taught that Sunday that I thought I'd start trying with my kids. It was a guest preacher, so I don't now his name, but he said with his kids that he says "Obedience brings blessing, and disobedience brings consequences" (when he said "blessing' he crossed his arms over his chest, and when he said "consequences" he raised his hand and patted is behind. So I thought I'd see how my kids responded when I tried that with them when they are having a hard time obeying. So one day, tried it with Faith during an instance.

I said "Faith, you need ot obey. Obedience brings blessings, and disobedience brings consequences (I actually forgot about the hand motions at that time).
So she looked at me with a confused look and said "That means nothing to me, mom".

I about fell on the floor, and was trying not to laugh too hard. So I just said back "Just do what your told" with a bit of a chuckle, as I'm thinking in my mind "That sure didn't work with her"...LOL. And truthfully, I haven't tried it again. I guess I've given up on that one a little too easily.


Beth said...

"That means nothing to me, mom." Don't you love the frankness!? Ha! The Realist is like that...always informing me that this or that punishment "just doesn't work for her!"

Becky Peck said...

When Irene was about 12yrs old I was constantly correcting her about talking back. One day in an emotional upheaval after disciplining her I said "Irene you have to learn to think before you speak." Through her sobs she said, "I would mom, but I don't know what that means."