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Saturday, August 28, 2004
Kids say the darndest things
I just took on two new kids to babysit and one is 4 years old and incredibly precocious. Her first day here she had taken a toy away from one of the other kids and of course, the victim was crying. I was trying to explain to the toy-taker that that is just something we don't do here. She was arguing with me and getting very exasperated in the process. "But I NEEDED it!" was her repeated cry. I explained that even when you think you need a toy, if a friend has it you just have to patiently wait your turn, whether you like it or not. She had finally had enough of my quiet, calm explanations. She stomped her foot, folded her arms and said, "Well! I don't even know why she's crying she's not even bleeding!"

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My son is in Kindergarten this year and his teacher is my first cousin. She is also one of the people I clean house for on a weekly basis. Yesterday in class, they were talking about finding solutions for problems. She told the kids that if you have a problem you have to think over possible solutions to the problem and how sometimes the first solution you come up with isn't the best and you have to come up with another. Her for-instance was her laundry. "Kids, I have a hard time keeping up with my laundry. So my first solution to the problem was to just not get my clothes dirty. But then sometimes here at school I end up getting dirty anyway. So I realized that my first solution wasn't the best and I was going to have to come up wtih another one." About this time Sam's hand shot up excitedly and he said, "Mrs. Murphy! Mrs. Murphy! You don't have to worry about your laundry - my mom does your laundry!"

The Diva has spoken at 1:14 PM CDT

Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 8:11 PM CDT

Name: Babs
Home Page: http://babs.typepad.com

Those are precious and priceless!

Monday, August 30, 2004 - 2:55 PM CDT

Name: Shawn
Home Page: http://parttimemom.tripod.com/blog/

Too precious! Sometimes kids say stuff that makes you go "Duh! Why didn't _I_ think of that!"

Monday, August 30, 2004 - 7:57 PM CDT

Name: Carla
Home Page: http://kittie_moon_36323.tripod.com/blahblah/

LOL...With kids around who needs TV??? I love every second of my kids antics...

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