Tuesday, April 19, 2011

No School Zone

"I want little kid to learn to read before starting kindergarten so I was thinking we'd play home school when school's out," I told Big Kid today.

"Oh, wow, that would be good if he could learn to read! We can do flash cards with him! I'll do that."

"I want you to be learning some stuff, too. Not doing worksheets! But projects, presentations, experiments, field trips and reports--fun stuff!"

"Okay, cool. No worksheets, though."

"Nope. Good! We'll make it an educational summer," I said with excitement.

"Oh wait--you think this is happening in the summer time? 'Educational' and 'Summer', is that what you just said?"

"Yes. When school's out."

"Oh, no. No sir. I can't believe you're even sayin' that. No school at home when school's out. Words like 'educational' and 'summer' don't even belong in the same sentence together, mom, and you know it."

I do know it, but it was worth a shot.

I'll just have to be sneakier about the educational part.


Renee said...

Too funny! Yes, just be sneaky about the educational activities - call them "summer fun". :)

The Renee

Jennifer said...

I think that's hilarious. Especially since it was Big Kid and he is the "studious" one.

Lin said...

Nice try there! But he's right you know, summer and educational don't mesh well lol.