Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday Funnies: Fungi or Fun Guy?

It's Friday again, and as promised, I have a Friday Funnies post.  I'm still trying to get the hang of writing things down with pencil and paper (instead of as Facebook posts) so I missed a bunch, but short and sweet sounds pretty good to me...I would like to retain some readers after these installments.  :)

So, without further ado...

Abby is an exceptional communicator...for a 2-year-old.  Generally I understand what she says, but today I was a little confused.
Abby:  I want a "dool".
Me:  A what?
Abby:  A "dool".
Me:  A tool?
Abby:  No, a "dool".
Me:  Do you want a stool?
Abby:  No, a "dool".
Me:  I'm not sure what you're saying.  Do you want a tool or a stool?
Abby:  I want a "dool".
Me, taking a deep breath:  Abby, do you want a tool?
Abby:  Yeah...a "dool".
Me, thinking to myself:  Well, why didn't she just say that in the first place?
Abby, thinking to herself:  Well, why was that so hard to understand? 

Pretend play gone too far...
Joshua, speaking very nonchalantly to Hannah:  Then I'm going to build you a house and you're going to move out.
Hannah, in tears:  But I love you, Joshua!  Please don't make me move out!

After discovering the demo on the keyboard...
Joshua:  Wow!  Mommy, I didn't know the piano could sing all by itself!  Now it's singing a song about Jesus dieing on the cross for our sins.  [listens]  Now the enemy is coming but Jesus is chasing him away. 

We've started some memorization in school.  We're tackling some basics of biology at the moment.  This week we started learning the five kingdoms of living things (I'm not sure I ever memorized that as a kid!).  Anyway...the kids love it and hearing them recite at the school table is really a kick.  Here's why...
Me:  Okay, what are the five kingdoms of living things?
Joshua and Hannah with Abby piping in from the other end of the room:  Animalia.  Plantae.  [smiling]  Fungi.  [big smiles, holding back some giggles]  Protista.  [laughing]  Monera.  [nearly falling off chairs laughing].
Who knew that bacteria was hilarious?

Even Abby is learning the science memorization.  Here's how she's applying her new found knowledge to every day life...
Abby to Jeremiah: Hi, my little fungi!  [big hug]
Fungi or Fun Guy???

So, what funny things have you seen and heard around your house this week?


  1. Hey, do you use a home school curriculum in particular? (this is steph who attended MWF)

  2. Hi Stephanie! I'm glad you asked about what we're doing for homeschool. I've been plotting out a post but wasn't really sure if anyone cared (there are so many resources on the web of what people do and why it works). But I kind of want a record of what we've done and what we're doing. How old is S? Preschool age, right? I'll have a post up in the next few days about what we've done for the toddler preschool years and how it has worked to set J and H up for kindergarten this year. Hope you're doing well!