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things kids say

Can’t wait to grow up and I worry so.

May 3, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet People tell you that every one of your children is going to be different. They don’t tell you HOW MUCH different your kids can be from one another. They came from the same gene pools, the same womb, grew up in the same household, and it amazes me how my 6-year-old boy has a […]

“Man boobs”, or, To raise boys you need great sense of humor…

April 6, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet I was finally going to go to bed but found in the dark something on my pillow. I could tell that they are water-filled balloons since the boys were playing with balloons in the bathtub earlier… I also felt a note so I turned the light on again to read it. Imagine my surprise […]

Life seen thru a Kinder: Subway is now a form of measurement

March 3, 2009 marketing at work

Tweet Somebody should give the gal or guy who is in charge of Subway’s “5 Dollar Foot Long” marketing campaign a raise. Oh, whatever. They are probably making a ton anyway. I don’t worry about their financial health really. But when you see a genius move done by a corporation, that seems to be the […]

“Coffee makes grown-ups look better in the morning”

February 24, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet My 6-year-old proclaimed all of the sudden last night when he watched me taking off my face (make-up). I burst out laughing and asked him to elaborate. “You look funky in the morning when you don’t have your coffee. Then when you come home from work, you look pretty. And then you look funky […]

Abraham Lincoln rocked this house last night!

February 10, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet In commemoration of Lincoln’s Bicentennial on February 12, PBS is showing a series of documentaries on Lincoln, both his life and death. Last night, PBS aired the extremely well-made documentary on Lincoln’ death, “The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln”. Ok, who has heard of a 6-year-old crying because he had to stop watching a documentary […]

“You are not going to heaven because you are a bad mommy.” Religion? Yikes!

January 17, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet This was not said in a huff or a tantrum. This was said matter-of-factly, more an observation than an accusation. A conclusion drawn by my 6-year-old because, well, he has noticed that we do not go to church on a regular basis. We are not particularly religious although both of our boys were baptized […]

“I wish Mary Poppins is my mom…”

January 13, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet The other day when my 6-year-old was very frustrated with me for saying NO to most of his requests, he sighed and said with longing, “I wish Mary Poppings is my mom.” Startled but not offended, laughingly I said, “Yeah, I wish she were your mom too.” He in turn was shocked by my non-reactive […]

Overheard at my house (Episode 1)

November 3, 2008 no manual for parenting

Tweet Scene: after mommy serves them breakfast (oatmeal) with loud bang on the table and great indignation and runs upstairs to take her 1-minute shower before they have to rush to their first activity on a Sunday morning… 5-year-old boy: I wish mommy is less mean. Do you wish mommy is less mean, Older Brother? […]