A Complex Sentence

I love these moments between a friend of mine and her kids.

The Boy to Mommy moment:

Background: The Boy and I were discussing his spelling words for the week. One of his words was humid.

The Boy to Mommy: What does humid mean?

I explain what humid means.

The Boy to Mommy: Use humid in a sentence, I want to make sure I understand your definition…

I use humid in a sentence…

The Boy to Mommy: hmmmmm…

Mommy to The Boy: what’s wrong? You don’t follow my sentence?

The Boy to Mommy: Yeah I follow, but I was looking for a more complex sentence..

Mommy to Self: Word.. you questioning sentence complexity and you didn’t know the definition of the word???

Over it

Another Lost Jacket

Background: The Boy has lost about 6 jackets this school year. He knows this burns me up … every time he comes home without a jacket I revoke his computer access which drives him crazy… Hence our conversation today when I met him at the bus stop.

Mommy to The Boy: Hello The Boy how was your day?
The Boy to Mommy: it was fine…
Mommy to The Boy: where’s your jacket?
The Boy to Mommy: Somewhere on the playground at school .. my friend hid it from me and I couldn’t find it before recess was over..
Mommy to The Boy: cool, no technology devices until you locate the jacket
The Boy to Mommy: You know what mommy, I think you are going about this punishment the wrong way …
Mommy to self: Really… a 7 year old is offering me advisement on discipline methods ????
Mommy to The Boy: ok The Boy… indulge me.. what am I doing wrong?
The Boy to Mommy: if you really want to punish me for not bringing my jacket home you should send me to school with no coat. I would be very cold and that would surely teach me a lesson…
Mommy to self: He’s so conniving ­čśĺ
Mommy to The Boy: Your logic makes sense… but I’m going to stick with my no technology leverage because I found it to be equally effective. ┬áSending you to school with no jacket in the winter just makes me a debunk mommy…
The Boy to Mommy: Rats

Mommy = 1 – The Boy= 0