My Children Are So Strange

They are outside cleaning the porch. No, they’re not sweeping it or picking up toys or organizing gardening tools. They have filled a bucket with water and are scrubbing the wooden decking with old handtowels. I can’t get them to clean their room but this is what they come up with to do on a sunny Friday afternoon. One would think they need more interesting opportunities if this is what they consider fun. However, they were playing a Harry Potter video game and making a collage from magazine cutouts but quit doing those things to go enthusiastically scrub the porch like little orphan Annie. Good thing I don’t care what the neighbors think because I can imagine what they’re saying right now. I swear sometimes I think my kids just enjoy messing with my head.

On another note, I came across this quote today and thought it was pretty funny:

I am returning this otherwise good typing paper to you because someone has printed gibberish all over it and put your name at the top. – An English Professor

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6 Responses to My Children Are So Strange

  1. Oh those poor kids. ;)

    Love the quote. Reminds me of my own school days.

  2. Meg L. says:

    I saw that quote on Goggle today and got a real chuckle out of it too.

  3. Gem says:

    Sounds like mine — only one would be Cinderella and one would be the wicked stepsister, yelling at her, lol!

  4. That’s so funny – my kids do wacky stuff like that too!

  5. Jo says:

    I’m going to have to share that quote with the hubby so he can pass it on to HIS English professor. lol

    Do you think your kids could come scrub my porches next? ;) just kidding.

  6. There must be something in the air. I just posted about my weird kids too…

    http://throwingmarshmallows.homeschooljournal.net/2007/03/31/306/

    Good to see you back!