Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Proud Parenting

Yesterday I met with Max's teacher for parent-teacher conference. One of the highlights of the visit was going through some of his papers. One assignment was to write a "How To" paper. The other kids in the class wrote "How To Make a Peanut Butter Sandwich" or "How To Ride a Bike" or "How to Make Your Bed."

Max's paper?

How To Take People Down
First you hug them. 
Senc you shak a lot. 
Third you lean left or right. 
Forth then thair down.

I didn't know what to say, and for a moment I was lost in my thoughts. I couldn't believe it. I mean, you teach and teach and teach your kids, but you never really expect that they'll listen. And then they go and surprise you this way. I was beaming with pride.

To the parents of the world, I say, the kids are listening. They can be taught!

16 comments:

Ginnie said...

thanks for giving me hope!

MiaKatia said...

I know you know this already, but that kiddo rocks! I love his spunk and personality. I totally would have gone the peanut butter route (bo-riing). I love it!

Angie said...

That's one of the best things I've ever seen. The best.

Soul-Fusion said...

Max is pretty much the coolest kid I know.

Dede said...

Amazing. I am dying. That picture is classic too.

littlegypsy. said...

:) :) :) awesome!

Becky said...

Oh my gosh that is FUNNY! What a little gangsta you got there!

Leca said...

Blah-ha-ha-ha! That is priceless!

Donna said...

The 4th step is really the most crucial part when you're taking someone down.

Love it.

Brittany said...

that is the awesome-est thing i've heard in a looong time!

that right there makes me PROUD to be a mother!

Omgirl said...

Um....okay......

(Seriously, though, HILARIOUS.)

Kami said...

I'm so taking someone down Max-style! or should I say Tiffany style?! ;)

Lindy-Lou said...

I think his grandfather may bear some of the responsibility for this skill. Can't you just hear the hard-breathing "Eh...eh...eh" that accompanies each move? But, hey, it's a useful skill in this world. Especially when you know the tickle spots that work.

Christy said...

Oh, now I love him even more!

Dolled Up Girl said...

this cracks me up, the picture just adds to it. :)

Jesse C said...

I love this. Hilarious.

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