Tuesday, March 10, 2009
What I learned this week...
What I learned this week combined with my favorite quotes of the week.
Check out what others have learned this week over at Musings of a Housewife.
Just settling in for bed. A is at the foot of the bed on the floor in his sleeping bag (don't judge me :)
A: Mom, can you come down here?
me: Oh honey I just got settled in (with my book). I thought he wanted me to lay with him.
A: I just want to tell you something
me: I go down next to him.
A: I just wanted to tell you that I was messing around in class. We had to draw a body and I drew a penis on mine. I erased it but my teacher saw it and I think she might talk to you about it at my conference next week. I'm sorry Mom.
me: (feeling a little horrified but wanting to giggle at the same time, the things teachers must see). I say, well thank you for telling me.
A: I'm sorry Mom.
me: You do realize that it was inappropriate, especially at school.
A: I know.. but so and so drew an afro on his and he didn't get in trouble. EVERYONE was being silly..
me: again, you understand why this is inappropriate and you should never do anything like that again?
Me thinking: I bet his teacher gave him the option of telling me before she did.. At least he did tell me. I can't wait to see her at his conference :)
C: Mom, I'm sorry but I really don't like your new haircut.
me: that's ok honey. I got it cut short to get rid of the layers and color. It will grow out.
C: It looks like a bad wig... sorry Mom.
me: That's okay (he is so honest.. he just can't help it. At least he follows it with an apology, the little bugger).
So what I learned this week is that my children are NOT perfect and they may even be a little......obscene at times. "gasp" Also that they may be brutally honest but I'm pretty sure they still love me.