Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A Parenting Discussion...Gone Wrong

I've listened to the same radio morning show, The Bobby Bones Show, since right about when I started with Deloitte, so for almost 15 years now. The kids listen to it with me and have their favorite segments. 

Trent's favorite segment is the 'Bonehead Story of the Day' which shares someone doing something idiotic. One day a couple of weeks ago, the story was about a waiter who posted a fake receipt on social media to garner sympathy (money?) because the customers wouldn't tip him and called him a terrorist, and when he was found out for faking this, the waiter was fired.

Trent didn't quite understand why this was a bonehead story since he doesn't really understand what a terrorist is and why race plays into that. So we talked about 9/11 and how some people think anyone who is either Muslim or of Middle Eastern descent is a terrorist and why this is wrong.

After a slightly lengthy explanation from me about being kind to everyone, why making assumptions are wrong, why racism is bad, etc. I asked Trent if he understood. His response to me?

'Yes. Basically, if someone is of Middle Eastern descent, I should assume they are a terrorist.'

My response back?

'NO, no, no, no, no!!!! This is EXACTLY the opposite of what I was saying!'

I really hope he doesn't say at school this week 'My mom taught me all people of Middle Eastern descent are terrorists.' That wouldn't get me called into the principal's office at school AT ALL! {grin}

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Night Before Kindergarten and 4th Grade!!

If you don't want to talk about school, my blog isn't going to be the place to visit this week, ha. Trent and Drew both start school TODAY!!! They are both in new classes, and this is Drew's first time at Goodwater {where we moved Trent in January}. 

I did my annual Start of School Questionnaire, and I loved that this was my first time to do it with Drew. I'll blub more about her being old enough for Kindergarten when I post about their first days, so you've got something to look forward to for later this week. {grin}

Drew's First Day of School Questionnaire:

Favorite Color: Pink

Favorite TV Show: Masha and the Bear {This rotates as all kids with access to Netflix have way too many shows they can watch. She loves Barbie, Monster High, Power Rangers}

Favorite Movie: Scooby Doo

Favorite Toy: Arts and crafts

Favorite Book: Highlights magazine {My mom has a subscription for her, and she loves when her magazine comes.}

Favorite Food: Sunbutter and jelly sandwiches {It's what I packed for her first day!}

Favorite Place: Swimming pool

Favorite Part of School: I get to draw

Favorite Part of Summer: I get to watch movies and go to the pool

Favorite Holiday: Christmas because it is near my birthday

Favorite thing to Wear: Dresses

Favorite thing to do with Mom: Snuggle

Favorite thing to do with Dad:
Piggyback rides

Favorite thing about Trent: Nothing favorite {Ouch but see below}

Favorite thing about Paige: Everything

What are you going to be when you grow up
: A gymnastics coach

Who are you going to marry
: Mayer {We need to talk about genetics}

Trent's First Day of School Questionnaire:

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite TV Show: Cupcake and Dino {No clue what this is}

Favorite Movie: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2

Favorite Toy: Definitely not Legos

Favorite Book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate

Favorite Food: Goldfish

Favorite Place: New York {Because he's been there exactly zero times!}

Favorite Part of School: There is no favorite {He likes recess at least!}

Favorite Part of Summer: Too many good choices

Favorite Holiday: Halloween

Favorite thing to Wear: Shorts with no shirt and no shoes

Favorite thing to do with Mom: ‘I can’t think of anything, I don’t really like you that much.’, Trent {OUCH! I told him we had to remedy this immediately!}

Favorite thing to do with Dad: Play golf

Favorite thing about Drew: ‘There is nothing to like about Drew’, Trent

Favorite thing about Paige: Everything

What are you going to be when you grow up
: YouTuber or an archaeologist

Who are you going to marry
: Evelyn - he tried to say 'Some random woman off the street' but he said Evelyn first, so I'm sticking with that!

And with that, lunches are packed, first day outfits are laid out, we're just about ready to go!!! Wish us luck, and we'll catch y'all on the flip side!