I am just completely flabergasted, yet again, by one of my children. Bellatrix wrote a poem for her class the other day and today was her turn to read it. We of course couldn’t find it in the pile of work we didn’t file away the other day so I wrote it down from memory for her to read (it wasn’t that long) Well, she read it all right but stumbled over a couple words because I had chicken scratch going on today and then when the teacher asked if she wrote it or if Mom did my kid was like “Mom did” and well,
yes, I literally wrote it…out. for. her.
Of course we did in fact find her (paper she had herself written on) poem after her last class when we were shuffling papers before doing Study Island
OMGS, this isn’t the first time something like this has happened, you’ll recall that she didn’t elaborate on what she comprehended during an exam because the teacher “should have been paying attention to what the story when it was being read” [faceplam]
Oh she’s not the only one though, her brother is like that too. I’ll never forget Stephan when he was little and he’d gotten in trouble for something and his dad was giving him a talking to and was waiting for Steph to reply but the poor kid was so nervous because he knew he’d messed up that nothing was coming out, lol. That’s when his father looks at him and says, “Well spit it out already”
And Steph literally spit on the floor at his dad’s feet.
It took a supreme amount of effort for us to hold in the laughter that was attempting to erupt let me tell you.
So two of my kids don’t get jokes or figurative speech sometimes, and it’s my fault, they get it from me. I’m not going to lie I bust out laughing one day in the middle of walking into the mall a few years ago when I finally “got” the commercial “Every Kiss Begins with Kay” Oh yeah, I for years thought to myself of course it begins with the letter K.
So, in honor of all the other literal thinkers out there, those of us who sometimes make our families crazy I wanted to share with you more Future geniuses! – Kids who are too literal for their own good.