Kids – Homework, Bunkbeds, Getting in Trouble – Parenting Plights & Delights

Lynn Kelley, Parenting Plights & Delights, Grammy Gets It

Do your kids or grand kiddos make you laugh? Kids are a constant source of amusement for parents,  grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, and others.

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My friend, Sarah, shared this conversation during her son’s homework session:

Sarah (Mom): Julian, you need to write a sentence for your homework.
Julian dutifully writes “I see a dog.”
Sarah: No, Julian, a first grade sentence.
Julian: The education system has failed me. I got nothing.
Sarah (trying not to laugh): Get to work.
Grandma: 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

That’s so funny, Sarah. Julian didn’t want to write a first-grade sentence, but he talks like an adult!

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, Parenting Plights & Delights

Sarah and her first-grader, Julian

My other friend, Maria, shared this story:

Maria Cisneros Toth: Just learned that our 10-year-old granddaughter made her 8-year-old twin sisters sign a contract stating that as long as they have bunk beds, she gets the top bunk. If they refused to sign, she threatened to tackle them with tickles. One of the twins is ticklish, so she signed on the dotted line. These girls keep me in stitches. 🙂

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, Parenting Plights and Delights

Deb shared a funny story about when she picked her grandson up from kindergarten one day. He was upset because he had an argument with one of the girls, Madison, over how to spell “was.” Madison insisted on w-u-z. He tried to correct her, but she wouldn’t listen.

Finally he said, “Madison, if you stop arguing with me, I won’t beat you up.”

Unfortunately, the teacher overheard them, and Deb’s grandson was disciplined. In his mind, he was treated unfairly: “I got in trouble for refusing to beat her up. It was Madison’s choice.”Lynn Kelley, Parenting Plights and Delights

I see his point. What logical thinking at such a young age!

Thanks for the giggles, Sarah, Maria, and Deb.

To read another post about parenting, check out Noise – Future American Idol Contestant?.

What are your thoughts? Can you relate to any of these stories?  Do you have a funny anecdote you’d like to share? Leave it in the comments and I might feature it in a future blog post.

I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Photo credits: Pixabay – Gellinger (bunk beds), SilviaP Design

















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8 Responses to Kids – Homework, Bunkbeds, Getting in Trouble – Parenting Plights & Delights

  1. Yvette Carol says:

    Kids are so funny. When I was complaining of Nat being all over the place the other day, he said, “But, mum, I’m young and full of beans!” ha ha

  2. Julian is one smart first grader.

  3. Pambelina says:

    Adorable stories…kids are full of entertainment, especially when they don’t mean to be!

  4. Patricia says:

    You see, when I was a child and said those things, I wasn’t precocious, I was a smart aleck. Nowadays they use kinder words like precocious. What he said about getting in trouble for not doing something bad is true. And excellent deductive reasoning. Next time, just beat her up. You’re going to get in trouble anyway, might as well make it worthwhile. (At least that’s what my brain would be thinking.)

    Ah kids. They say the darndest things.

    Fun post, Lynn.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

    • Hahahaha! Excellent deductive reasoning, and good thing he gave her a warning and didn’t carry it out since he would have been in much worse trouble. I’m sure all was forgotten by the next day. They sure do say the darnedest things. Glad you enjoyed the post, Patricia!

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