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Old 01-15-2010, 09:37 PM
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I'm sure a lot of dads are hoping to revisit......

Kids.....they do say the darndest things! Or should I say "repeat"?
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:38 PM
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fa-china!!!!...lol!!!.kids are just so comic
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:57 AM
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This next one is an oldie but goodie.......

A few kids were playing in the house area. Four kids all together. Playing very nicely and getting along very well.

Three of the kids were black and one was white.

Along comes Dana and she wants to play in the house area. Suzie tells her that she can't play with them.

Now Dana (who was white) was a hard kid to like. She was often mean and nasty and she would even hit some of the other kids.

I assumed that the kids in the house area didn't want Dana to play because they knew she would be bossy. I would often have to break up fights between the kids and I would always encourage them to "use their words" in an effort to cut down on all the physical stuff.

So when Suzie told Dana that she couldn't play with them, Dana bunched up her little fist to hit, but then remembered to "use her words."

So she yelled "Suzie why won't you let me play?"

Thinking it was a perfect opportunity to teach communication skills, I ran over to Suzie and said.....

"Tell Dana why you don't want her to play with you."

Suzie looked really serious......and she put her hand on Dana's shoulder and looked right into her eyes and said

"This is a PARTY........and we already got one white person. Any more than that and it will bring the party DOWN!"

I was speechless!

Dana, unable to argue with that, turned and went to play in the sand table!
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:08 AM
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I'm thinking we should give these kids a crack at world peace.
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:14 AM
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I'm surprised they are playing the race card at such an early age.
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:15 AM
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Dylan: "Today is my birthday!"

Me:( smiling at him ) "I know! You are getting soooooooo old!"

Dylan: (Very serious and looking a little scared) "I'M not so old! If I was so old I would look like YOU! I'm still YOUNG!"
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:20 AM
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I'm surprised they are playing the race card at such an early age.

Well, I know it SEEMS that way, but they are really just kind of making observations.

Saying someone is black or white is actually very matter of fact to them. Like pointing out that someone has brown hair or black hair. 99% of the time it's just a way of noticing differences or similarities.

And what I think is really interesting is that most of the time the kids don't even use the words "black" or "white." They use "tan" or "brown" or "pink."

According to my class I'm tan!
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Did you smack that one?





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Dylan: "Today is my birthday!"

Me:( smiling at him ) "I know! You are getting soooooooo old!"

Dylan: (Very serious and looking a little scared) "I'M not so old! If I was so old I would look like YOU! I'm still YOUNG!"
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:27 AM
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Today during playtime a few kids were singing the "Pants Falling Down" chant from American Idol a few nights back.........

"Pants fallin' down......pants fallin' down
lookin' like a fool with your pants fallin' down!"

and Zachary stopped singing and said "I'm no fool, I just got no butt!"
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:32 AM
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Did you smack that one?


Nah! He was too serious and adorable. And really, could I argue with him?!?

Old to him is his older brother who is 15. In his little world I'm ANCIENT.

I once asked my kids to guess my age.

One said 15, one said 9.........

Then there were the ones who guessed 72........and then one said 108!
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