Wednesday, August 20, 2008

And....THIS is why I don't home school....

I try to be the best mom that I can. Sometimes I do find it difficult to engage a 3 year old, a 5 year old and a twelve year old simultaneously......luckily, I don't have to very often.

However, because the Olympics are such a monumental event that occur so infrequently I have been trying to make this a learning experience for my kids. After all, the events they are seeing now will not be on this large of a world stage for 4 more years.

We have been watching a lot of coverage with our children and engaging in lots of valuable discussions.....

Lauren-Gold Medal in Interpretive Somersaulting

Our very first lesson on the Olympics went something like this:

Dad: Every four years the Summer Olympics are held at a host country...and all the countries' top athletes travel there to compete.

Ben (5): Can I be in the Olympics when I get old?

Cara (12): No way...

Mom (interrupting Cara): Possibly, if you train very hard. Only a few people in the country get to compete and that is why they are so special.

Ben (5): Why are they in China....

Lauren (3) finally paying attention to the conversation squeaks out: Fra-China.......Fra-China.....I have a Fra-China.

Lesson over. Mom and Dad had to leave the room....

And.....THIS is why I don't home school!

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50 comments:

Lacey Stephens said...

Thanks for the laugh...and the look ahead 6 years when MY daughter turns 12!! Wow!! Right now she is not even allowed to say "butt"!! LOL
~Lacey Stephens

Michelle said...

ROTFLMBO!

stampmonkey said...

OMGosh, that is hysterical!!! Kids...gotta love 'em! ;D

Christina Fischer said...

I'm still laughing as I type!!! You just made my night!! :)

Mel M. M. M. said...

I laughed so hard that I almost choked on a tomato sandwich! That is FUNNY! (Took me a moment to get it) LOL. Thanks for the giggle, :O)

CountessLaurie said...

Thank you so much for sharing that, Cammie. I needed a great belly laugh and that did it for me. However, I might not be able to watch the Olympics anymore without laughing...

Joanne B. said...

bwah!!!! Oh my lord, I SO needed a laugh right now! Made my day!!

Lydia said...

BBBBBBBBBBBBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA - i THINK CLUB SODA CAME OUT MY NOSE!!!

Lorie said...

Oh. My. Goodness!!! I'm sorry but that is absolutely hilarious! I am very proud that you taught her the correct name though...you rock, mom!

Angie said...

hahahahaha!! LOL! OMGoodness! ROFL!!!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

OMG! That's hilarious. And we were just talking about home schooling on the SCS toddler mom thread. I have to share this with them, they'll love it!

Lorie directed me to your blog, so now that I'm past that first post I have to check out your paper goodies! :)

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

OMG! Cammie, you should issue a spew alert with this one. That is hiarious! Don't you just love the things kids say?

Becky:)

Rita said...

That was such a great laugh, I'm almost peeing in my pants!!! That was a good one!!! My son was the one that used to come out with some dosey ones too...out of the mouths of babes!

jules p said...

Oh..this is so hilarious! Little kids say the funniest things! :)
Gotta love 'em!

Karen Kelly said...

Bwahahahhahahaha! Hysterical!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh my gosh!!!! Cammie......you have such an amazing family and share such fabulous times!!!! What a moment that you will ALL treasure for years to come!!! LOL

Bunny B said...

LOL! OMG! That's sooo cute! :))

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I'm laughing so hard I can't think of anything else to write!

Stephanie Hargis said...

Hahahaha! Oh my word! I haven't laughed so hard in a long, LONG time! That is just hysterical! I can't believe she said that! :D Oh how much I look forward to having my own children! :D

Kathy said...

I'm still laughing. . .dude, you gotta tell me I need
Depends when I read your posts!

Jennifer said...

That's so stinkin' cute! Thanks for sharing.

Sarah Gough said...

ROFL! SOOO cute!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

I can't hardly type...that is classic!!! LMAO!!!

Maria Gurnsey said...

this is a hilarious story. write that one down, they'll want to hear it someday!!!!

Leslie Knox said...

HAHAHA I am still laughing! I love children especially three year olds.! They keep us on our toes!!

Darlene L said...

What an early morning pick me up with coffee spewed everywhere! Now let us see you scrap that episode! I think I am going to be chuckling all day long on that one--TFS!
darlene l

Deb said...

LOL, that is too funny!!! She is too cute in her little outfit and definitely deserves the gold medal!

Jess said...

ha!!!! I spit out my drink! this is too funny! Thanks for sharing. Love your blog.

Traci said...

oh my- my co-workers are wondering why I'm laughing so hard!! gotta love kids!

Charmaine said...

Thanks for the great laugh! :)

Charmaine

beth b said...

so funny!! By far the laugh of the day!!

Niki Estes said...

OMG, Cammie! That is hilarious!

Faith said...

and Why I don't Home School... gee.. I thought it went pretty well. LOL...LOL

Faith

Deborah Anton said...

Hysterical! That Lauren is just too darn funny!! Miss you!!!

Diane said...

I was cracking up when I read that and I am forwarding your blog to my daughter to read. I have spent the last year babysiiting 4 of my grandchildren. The youngest was 2 in Feb and is not potty trained yet. Knowing my sitting days were almost at an end, I took the kiddies to the DQ. After looking at their ice cream faces (14,7, 5, & 2) I ran to my car and grabbed the baby wipes. When the 2 year old saw them, she stood up in the booth and said "For my coo-coo?"..enough said!!
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Ila said...

Haa ha....this is so funny!!...Thanks for the sharing!!!

Jennifer Hodge said...

OMGoodness...that is soo funny. Don't you just love what comes out of the mouth of children? I live in Abbotsford BC, Canada and all in this are and Whistler whichis not that far away from here were are getting ready for the 2010 Winter Olympics....I think my children will realize how inportant it is then!

Deborasays said...

Oh Cammie, I'm still howling with laughter. What a hoot! Thanks for sharing that bit of family life! :-)

catdidit said...

Roflmao!!! Too funny! Oh to see things once again through the eyes of a child!!

Kathleen said...

OH my----this is hysterical! One of the best I've heard in awhile! A friend's daughter was at a Mexican Food Place and ordered the "fa-ginas"---thinking that was the proper name for fajitas....yes, they love to make us laugh---or cry, depending on where we are!

Rose Ann said...

Way too cute!! I LOVE it!!

Alexandra said...

OMG!!! I laughed out loud reading this - that is hysterical!!! Out of the mouthes of babes, LOL!!!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

BWAHHHHHHHH. . .that was hilarious!

liannallama said...

Oh, I am LOL!

jen del muro said...

OMG hilarious!

Jennifer Buck said...

How flippin hilarious is this! :) LOVE this! :)

Betty O said...

Too, too funny! But just think how you'd feel if the TEACHER told you that story if it had taken place at school! I have been shocked at some of the things my students have said over the years! Kids, you gotta love 'em!

Tami Mayberry said...

BAHAHA!!! Well, at least you know who would ace health class!! That is too cute.

dpkennedy said...

Nooooooo!!!!!! Hey, at least she knows anatomical name! Oh, that is soooo funny!!!!

Libby Hickson said...

LMAO!! You are soooo funny Carolyn! I also just had to say - I have been "out of the loop" in the blogging world the past few weeks - I was about 35 or so posts behind on your blog before sitting down just now - eek! Anyway, I'm really moved by what you're doing with your GinaK set, and I'm off to purchase mine right now! You are a wonderful woman with a huge heart. I bet your grandmother would be very proud.