Tuesday, April 08, 2008

She'll be the Kid With the Shovel and a Map....

The girls were watching a movie a while ago and there was a scene showing cows. Of course this resulted in EVEN more conversation since watching a movie quietly is apparently not an option.

Claire- "I want to live on a farm and ride a horse!"
Katie- "Me too! Me too! But not the horse part."

It's obvious to anyone reading this that I spend a LOT of time with kids. I do try to take whatever opportunity I have to brain-wash, I mean teach the girls things that are important. This might vary quite a bit from day-to-day. One day it might be a lesson on empathy, the next it might be a lesson on loading the dishwasher. Yesterday it was about keeping control of your own money (and life). The five year-old version of it anyway.

Me- "When you’re a grown-up girl, you are going to keep all of your money and NOT give it to anyone, right? You can’t give it to any boy. Ok?"
Katie- "But what if my pockets are full?"
Me- "Well, then you take it to the bank if your pockets are full."
Katie- "And then they sell it back to you?"

Yep, that sounds about right. Or maybe she should just get a bigger purse. That'll give us something to talk about tomorrow, right after she's done 'learning' to clean the oven.....

8 comments:

thrice said...

Yes, and don't forget about the part to get long-term disability insurance.

Sigh. I had a good plan, almost. Almost.

S said...

That is a very good lesson - not the oven part but the no money to any boy part. The bigger purse is funny, though you'll have to teach them about purse-snatchers.

Mahala said...

At around 14, they'll convieniently forget the oven cleaning and dishwasher lessons.

J. said...

I wish my Mom had been more conscientious about teaching me important life lessons. It's a bitch to learn them when you're older.

Anonymous said...

You know on the other side of that you cant give your money to girls eather it only leads to trubel, well girls lead to trubel any way..............S for one! :)

bad ken said...

You know, on the other side of that, a guy can't give his money to girls either. It only leads to trouble - well, girls lead to trouble anyway...

Cecily R said...

I need the oven cleaning lesson. NOT a place in the house I want to be cleaning....:)

LOVE the conversations!

Anonymous said...

I still haven't learned...