No wonder we have to sweep the floor so often

30 Nov

I like having a ten-year-old in the house, because in the space of ten minutes the conversation can move from this:

‘Mum, I was just wondering, when you’re doing a story, do you like to use mostly declarative or imperative sentences?’

to this:

‘Mum, have I got a chip on my nose?’


‘Cool. That means I got it in my mouth. Can you do that? Throw a chip up in the air and get it in your mouth first time?’


5 Responses to “No wonder we have to sweep the floor so often”

  1. Mindy November 30, 2010 at 10:05 am #

    I discovered the other day that I couldn’t do my seven year old’s english homework. What on earth is an “adverb of place”? Anyone?

    I’m looking forward to him being 10. Not only because that means his sister will be 7 and finally at school and hopefully not such a little shitchallenge.

    • kate December 1, 2010 at 2:08 am #

      So teaching grammar is back in then is it? Must remember to google it before kid starts getting tricky homework.

      • ThirdCat December 1, 2010 at 10:14 am #

        We’re at an American curriculum school at the moment, and it seems to be a bit more traditional or something, especially in the ‘language arts’ subject. I like it, even if I don’t know what the lads are talking about half the time.

  2. Stomper Girl November 30, 2010 at 3:54 pm #

    What an awesome boy. I don’t reckon I could get a chip in my mouth first go, but I’m pretty good at sweeping the floor.

    • ThirdCat December 1, 2010 at 10:16 am #

      I’m not convinced the chip went in his mouth first go either (or any go for that matter).

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