Friday, January 14, 2011

Things My Kids Don't Know

I guess one of the side effects of homeschooling is that sometimes there are things that my kids don't know. Things they would have picked up from other kids at school. We often do not know who the latest celebrities are or what they are wearing. By the time we heard of Justin Bieber he was already something of a joke and my kids disliked him on sight without ever hearing anything he sang.

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Katie and I were eating lunch the other day when she looked at me and said seriously, "Did you know people from Paris are called Parasites?"

"No they aren't," I laughed, "they are called Parisians."

She looked at me as if I were making that up, then burst into hysterical laughter. "Parisians? That's even funnier!" She laughed so hard she couldn't finish her lunch. Every so often she would gasp out the word, "Parisians!"

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I was in a store yesterday and I heard Dwight Yokum's song, "I Ain't That Lonely Yet". You know how you hear a song from your early years and you remember how much you liked it? It occurred to me that I don't know if have any Dwight on my iTunes list so I woke up this morning determined to correct that oversight. Emily was sitting at one computer so I walked over to the other computer pulled up iTunes and said, "Do we have any Dwight Yokum?" Emily looked at me and said, "Is that some kind of sushi?"

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1 comment:

  1. once again you have made me laugh!!
    Trina

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