Saturday, February 2, 2008

Scrolling Saturday - Stay in School Speech


Time for another Scrolling Saturday post. (Boy, the week flew by!)

Click HERE to learn more about Scrolling Saturdays. Better yet, dig out that old post, give it another chance for some blog-loving!
Well, keeping with my SCHOOL theme for Scrolling Saturdays, I hope you enjoy this repost from October 25, 2007. OK - gotta run to my French course. Au revoir!


Stay in School Speech


Is it ever too early to start giving the "Stay in School" speech? I do not think so...especially after walking DJ to the bus stop yesterday.

Here is the conversation I had with my son, the Junior-Kindergarten Attendee:

DJ: WOW mom, I like all the leaves. They are pretty colours. Why do they change colours in the Fall?

ME: Well, the tree knows that winter is coming and some leaves do not like the cold, so when the summer sun is not helping them stay green, they start to change colour and then they fall to the ground.

DJ: Oh. Cool. So, leaves fall so we know it is fall. What is that man doing?

ME: He is fixing his ditch drainage pipe. Maybe some dirt got into it and he needs to clear it out.

DJ: Oh. Cool. Look at the plane in the sky mom. How does it stay up there?

ME: The pilot knows how strong the engine needs to be and the right angle for the wings and the plane stays up with aerodynamics - or something like that.

DJ: Oh. Cool. Boy mom, you are really smart.

ME: Thanks DJ. You will get very smart too the longer you go to school. It is important to keep in school and learn all kinds of cool stuff.

DJ: Mom, I think kindergarten is enough for me. If I ever need to know anything, I can just ask my smart mommy.

hmmmmmmm....do I have him fooled or what!

16 comments:

Tara R. said...

aaaawww.... that is too sweet. Thanks for sharing!

Kathryn said...

That is awesome! You'd better enjoy that while you can because I hear that as teenagers, kids think that their parents don't know anything. ;)
Great repost!

Laura said...

Oh, to have them stay at that stage...you know...the one where the mom knows EVERYTHING! Unfortunately, they DO grow up...and become high schoolers, whose parents aparently know nothing. What happens to warrant THAT?!?

Lainey-Paney said...

...and weren't you tempted to say, "yes, you can! and you can stay at home & live with me FOREVER!" ...I get tempted to say that....

Lainey-Paney said...

oh...and apparently at some point you'll know absolutely NOTHING!, so enjoy this time now!

Mishelle said...

Smart kiddo!! LOL

Melissa said...

Enjoy it while you can, sooner or later he will think he knows everything and you know nothing...little ones are so sweet :)

suchsimplepleasures said...

that is so great! my littlest guy still thinks i know how to do everything, and know the answers to everything! but, my older kids...they seem to have a problem...all of them...with their eyes...they are always rolling, when i talk! hmmm...what's up with that?!

Kellan said...

How cute!!! That was a precious conversation - I love how wonderful they think we are. Have a great weekend - see you soon. Kellan

InTheFastLane said...

My problem is that my 8 year old keeps asking me questions that I don't know the answers to. I day "I don't know" waay to often.

Family Adventure said...

You need to bottle that up and keep it close in preparation for the teenage years!

Heidi :)

forgetfulone said...

Yea, my kids are already at the stage where they realize mommy's not as smart as they once thought she was! Great post.

slouching mom said...

Hahahahahah! I love it! He got you!

Alison said...

I love this..that is so cute!! I will never forget the day when my kids figured out that I didn't know everything...very sad day for everyone...now my oldest is coming upon the day when she thinks I know nothing!!!

TheVasquez3 said...

this is adorable! and no it is never too early for that talk!

Teachin' this mommy new tricks! said...

Congrast on the almost 100 posts! Keep on going!