My Kids Make Me Laugh – About Blogging

my kids make me laugh from thishappymom.comMy kids make me laugh every day, and this week it’s about blogging.  Specifically, about the fact that I’m going to a blogging conference this weekend.

Watty can’t figure out why I’m abandoning him this weekend, and he’s asked some really cute questions.  The kids are curious about why I spend so much time typing, and they have a hard time understanding it.


On the way to school yesterday, Watty started in on the blogging thing.  

I tried to make it simple by telling him that I’m going to a writing class this coming weekend.  (It’s the Bloggy Boot Camp in Dallas, and I’m stoked.)

W: Mommy, why are you going to a writing class next weekend?

Me: So I can be a better writer.

W: Will they teach you to be a better draw-er, because you can’t draw.

Before my ego had a chance to recover from that, my husband jumped in to defend me.  It didn’t help!

H: What do you mean that mommy can’t draw?

W: Well, I didn’t mean it bad.

H: How did you mean it?

W: It’s just that… My best drawings are better than your worst drawings.

Oh thank you.  Thank you very much.  I’m not even sure how to take that.  Am I supposed to be insulted or encouraged?  

That night, I was helping Watty with his homework.

It was spelling.  It’s 3rd grade spelling, and it’s a mix of words with the long E sound.  So you have IE, EI, EY, Y, and E words all mixed up.  He was NOT getting it.

So I was having him talk while I wrote the words.  (He struggles with handwriting.)

W:  Mommy, when you go to writing class, will they help you write faster?

Me:  What do you mean?

W:  You write so slow!

I only write slow when I’m taking dictation from a child and writing V-E-R-Y    S-L-O-W-L-Y and making certain my penmanship is up to school standards.

Because I was talking and writing at the same time, I accidentally spelled “BELIEVE”  as B-E-L-E-I-V-E.  (the E and the I got mixed up).

(i know better.  i’m a relatively good speller in spite of what my husband thinks.  it was one of those mommy brain moments.)

He noticed.

W: Mommy, will they help you be a better speller too?

Me:  Do you think I need help with that?

W:  Daddy does.

What could I say?  I was busted.

My kids make me laugh.  Every single day.  And I love it!

How have your kids made YOU laugh today?

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Susan Baker
I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places. I have two elementary school boys, one nerdy husband, and two cats. I have a strange fascination for bad puns, the color pink, socks, and books. I worry about running out of toilet paper, wine, and chocolate.. I serve an amazing God. I live an ordinary life filled with wonder.
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  1. {Melinda} My kids are 15 and 12 and they still don’t get my whole writing deal. 🙂 I think because you’re “just” sitting at a computer, somehow that doesn’t seem to count as real work. When I become a best-selling author they will rue the day they disrespected my talent!
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    • My kids asked me if I got paid to write. I told the yes. “So far I’ve made 423 from Amazon.”. I think they put the decimal in the wrong place. I’ve made a little more than 4 bucks, but they were sure impressed.

  2. I’m so excited for you, you’re going to have a blast this weekend. Poor hubby trying to help only made it worse. Kids are just too funny when they are just honest.

    Dino told me he wants to be big like daddy with lots of tattoos, he makes me smile.
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  3. So very excited for you Susan! I know you are going to have an awesome time! 😀
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  4. Hahaha. The brutal honest of kids is amazing! I wish we were going to the same BBC, but alas, Vegas is calling my name. Have fun! Drive safely!
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  5. So cute!! Enjoy yourself at the workshop and here’s to being a better draw-er!!
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    • I got a “C” in junior high art. The teacher gently suggested I stick to singing. So I have no illusions about being a decent draw-er… ever.

  6. Haha! You made my day. I can relate to that. My kids are 9, 6 (boys) and 2 (girl). My 6 year old is the talkative one, and my 9 year old is the reserved one. Both would always make comments about my weight, my hair, and my clothes. They can be so frank about it too. But one thing’s for sure, I feel loved by my kids whenever they would notice things like that. To all moms… Cheers!

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