I think I can safely say that both my kids are highly creative and imaginative, each in their own way. But I have a feeling Son #1 takes it to the next level by also being a smart ass kid. I guess I could say I’m a good teacher, but he’s an even better student. He’s getting better and better at making the one remark that makes you go, haha, good one! I can see Son #2 is practicing hard too. Between the three of us, it makes for some fun days at our house.
Here’s Son #1’s latest example of smart ass creativity. This time it happened at school during one of his writings last week. That day’s theme was “If I had one wish”. And so his first sentence was:
“If I had one wish, it would be to have more wishes and those wishes would be…”
And he had 8 wishes in all! I think he stopped at #8 only because he was starting to run out of room. Here’s his complete list below. You can click on it to see it in a larger format.
But hey, don’t think I’m getting too excited about it. He can surprise me in other ways. Just a few nights ago, we were reading a book called Mouse’s First Halloween by Lauren Thompson. In it, a little mouse is scared of the various noises outside, only to discover they’re part of nature.
When we got to this page below, my kids had a hard time figuring out what the mouse was hearing. Can you guess what goes plop, plop, plop?
My kids seemed stuck, so I gave them a clue:
Me: “It’s something that you pick from trees in the fall.”
Son #1: “Pumpkins?”
There you have it. An awkward variation of smart ass… I can’t imagine walking under a pumpkin tree and seeing those pumpkins plopping down on the ground… Ouch, my head!