How is it that an 8 year old can remember to tell you that they have a dress down day at school (our school system has a dress code) everyday for 2 WEEKS STRAIGHT, but when it comes down to taking their recorder (elementry school instrument of the devil) to school to reherse at music class they wait until they are getting out of the car AT SCHOOL to tell you "I forgot my recorder at home!!"?
Seriously, BRAIN DAMAGE!!
I hope all of you have seen the video "Bill Cosby-Himself" (if you haven't, go out and buy it IMMEDIATELY). In it he talks alot about his kids and being a parent. Example
Dad gets a new kitchen appliance and tels the kids not to touch it. Inevitably, one of them does and breaks it and when dad asks if they knew the rules "uh huh", then asks if they knew they weren't supposed to touch it "uh huh", then asks why they touched it "i don't know!"
Even better when you catch them and get anry they have the gaul to act surprised.
My 5 year old likes to put things down the heater vent that is unfortunitely next to her bed. She's been told NUMEROUS timies to leave it alone and not put things down it. The other night my wife and I hear a loud scratching sound coming frm the heater duct and then a thud. She managed to get a little book in there. When I went upsatairs and into her room to scold her she's pretending to be asleep. 5 YEARS OLD!!!. I ask her why she did it and I get a fake yawn and a "what are you talking about?" look. She even tried telling me she didn't remember what we've said about playing with the vent....
Cosby was right... Brain Damamge.