by Rose Chen
Kids are funny, genuine, and awesome. Once we were kids, too. Adult life can be tough. Some people go through formal education half of their life. Some struggle with health issues, body image, sexual orientation. Some struggle financially and some struggle with their family life. Too many headaches and heartaches. Still, we have the right and the ability to choose. Are we going to let them drown us or are we going to swim up and soar above? We don’t have to care much about other people’s opinions. We can stick to being genuine and kind. We can choose to stay positive, ignore haters and just be happy. Yes, like when we were young and innocent as these children below. We can learn a lot from them. No need to feel ashamed learning from minors, think of it as learning from your younger self or better, relive the ‘real’ you. Gain back your sense of humor!
Master The Art Of Persuasion
The four year old and the third grader were savoring their various favor of gummy bears, given as a birthday gift from the 3rd grader’s English teacher, sniffling each one, counting them again and again, dividing them between themselves then popping the same color to their mouth on count of three. When they had finished, the four year old was heard telling the 3rd grader how to beg for more from the English teacher. ‘Please, miss Sandra, we really, really, really loved the gummy bears. Could you puh.leaaaasssssse. give me some more? Please? Tell that to your teacher!’
Of course when I wasn’t a member of a birth club yet, I had never dreamed that birth club members could become your best friends. We even exchanged presents! That was where Matt got his pegasus. Love you hotmamatigger!
Me: Matt, you can leave pegasus outside while you pee.
Matt (age four): But it wants to pee, too.
Me: Then you can let it pee after you are done peeing. I don’t want it to fall into the toilet.
Matt: But pegasus needs to use the toilet soooo bad, worse than I do…
Me: GAAAHHHH… go on… take it along.
What is more annoying than a whining kid?
Me: If you keep crying how am I supposed to know what you want?
Matt (age four) : You can ask, ‘Do you want to watch TV?’
Me : Grrrrr…..
Games Do Make You Smarter!
This one is from my birth club momma, too!
Use Big Words! It Makes You Sound Smarter!
Jessica’s sons are handsome AND smart!
Alex (age four) : I’m not afraid of dinosaurs, because I’m a paleontologist.
Alex (age four) : I’m so cold I’m vibrating.
Sonny (age seven) : That’s not what that means Alex! Vibrating is when you sleep all winter.
Multilingual Is Cool!
Matt (age four): Mom, what is this?
Mom : Okra.
Matt: Mandarin, please.
Mom: I don’t know what that is in mandarin.
Matt: Indonesian, please.
Mom: Okra, the same.
Andrew: Thai, please.
Matt: Ain’t nobody want to speak Thai.
Alex (age three) : I know how to say car in spanish.
Mama: OH, how?
Watching TV Won’t Make You Stupid!
Grandma in the movie : Oh, little mermaid, your hair smells.
Little mermaid in the movie (drop her head in shame) : Oh… I didn’t wash my hair yesterday.
Matt (age four) : But mommy! Mermaids live in the sea, their heads are submerged in the water all the time, they don’t need to wash their hair.
Study Hard! Work Hard! Play Hard!
Matt (age four) didn’t want to do his homework because he wanted to play computer games (he doesn’t get to play everyday). When finally he sat before his homework, I heard him grumble, ‘Ugh, I will need another ten years to finish this.’
Matt (age four): Okay, you played four times, now it’s my turn.
Andrew (age nine): But you said before that each of us got to play five times.
Matt : I understand that your ears have problems.
Respect Other’s Privacy!
Matt (age seven) : Mommy, when can I have my own Facebook account? Sis and Andy tried to make one for me but they failed. And I have chosen a password!
Me : What is your password?
Matt : I can’t tell you that! It IS a PASSWORD!!!
Ha! And you think you can fool them!
Take Advantage While It Lasts!
Me to Andrew (age eight) : Pray so mommy’s business goes well, so mommy can earn money to pay for your music class and buy you toys.
Matthew (age three) : Easy. Just let daddy earn the money for you!
It’s None Of My Business!