Monday, May 10, 2010

Life is Funny - Even if it's a repost


Hello, my name is Wendy and I'm a re-poster. Don't judge me. I'm just so busy with big, important things right now. Huge things. Of global importance. Okay, I just can't come up with anything to write right now. But this is a really old post, so you probably haven't read it yet. So just be happy. And now... Onward!

It's that time of year again... The time when parents are embarrassed by the things that come out at parent/teacher conferences. Isn't it mortifying cute how children perceive things?

So my husband and I went to our conference today and got to hear about how lovely our daughter is. Things were going well until the reading journal came out. In this journal, they are to take a story that they've just heard and relate the situation in it to something in their own lives. Good for comprehension, huh? Anyway, one of the stories was about a character who was very sad because he was always left out of the fun things that everyone else was doing. How, one might ask, did my daughter relate this to her own life? Was it by telling about the time that her friends wouldn't let her play with them? No. She wrote about how it made her so sad that Mommy and Daddy wouldn't let her play the dice game with them. And to make things more interesting, she drew a picture to go with it:

Notice the big smiles on Mommy and Daddy's faces, and the big boo-boo face my daughter is wearing. All she needs to do now is to draw horns on us and add a soundtrack of evil, maniacal laughter. Yes, we are just mean parents who won't let our daughter do anything that resembles fun.

I guess it could be worse. When my parents went to back to school night, they were greeted by a picture of my creation 0n the wall describing what I help my mommy and daddy to do at home. There, in all its glory, was a picture of my dad and me with big smiles on our faces while my dad pointed a gun at a cat's head. It said, "I help my daddy shoot cats." Ah, good times...


Helen said...

Wait. You and your daddy went cat hunting? How come this is the first I've heard about it?

jasonS said...

Well, some people didn't listen to Bob Barker and now someone has to step up to the plate. God bless your dad. (this is a joke btw, I have nothing against cats [as long as they aren't close to me])

Rachel said...

Hey....I hope you had a great Mother's Day (I know that's late)

I'm coming by to thank you for your kind comment and encouragement on a blog post of mine. (I've been just slightly behind thanking my sweet blogging pals for their comments. Maybe I could blame it on the seven kids??) Anyways, you commented on my post called "The Cancer Diary."

I am so thankful to hear about your niece and her recovery, and in the same breath sorry to hear about your father. I can say boldly that I HATE cancer. Hate it.

I appreciate your prayers. I will be praying for you too.



Steph @Red Clay Diaries said...

Silly me. I thought you were gonna say that she was sad because you wouldn't let her visit you in your room when the door was locked. (You DID see that all of you are naked, right?)

♥ Kathy said...

Is there money involved in the dice game? I might wanna play

My son wrote a story about how we took him out in the ocean and then left him to make it back to shore on his own. His teacher "expressed concern". Yeah, it was fun.

The Fat Dietitian said...

I love the drawing... haha
I look forward to the day I get to "ruin" my kid's lives, particularly when they are in their teen years. And I plan on doing it with horns and maniacal laughter! :)