said my lil miss

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I Need A Beer

Published July 11, 2018 by lynn k scott

This conversation took place six years ago.  I can’t imagine what teen years are going to be like when my daughter was only 6 when she said this….

Lil Miss:  Walks in and says, “I need a beer.”
Me: Raises eyebrow
Lil Miss: “Oh…for Daddy.”
Me:  Lmao…sounded so odd..considering she told me earlier she was done being a goody-goody and was going to be a baddy-baddy from now on.

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And the Oscar goes to (repost)

Published June 6, 2018 by lynn k scott

I created this post, “And the Oscar Goes To…” a little over a year ago.  I felt like sharing it with all the parents of teens (and tweens).  We’ve got to support each other.  So unless you’ve been “repelled”, you’re doing a good job with your kids and their cell phone.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Should’ve listened to Mom

Published June 6, 2018 by lynn k scott

There are some chores in the house I just do not want to do.  The solution?  Easy – make your tween do them.  I mean, it’s her house too and learning to take care of it is part of growing up.

Now, I will mention my husband is Filipino and my daughter is half Filipino.  Both of them live on rice.  Me…I’ll stick to my potatoes.  While I have no problem making rice, several times a week, I don’t like cleaning the rice cooker.  Hence, my daughter has been assigned a new chore.

When I told her to make sure she cleans it, I got the typical, “ok” which was followed by her forgetting.  I was going to make a point in this case.  Yup, I’m that type of mom.  So, I let the rice cooker sit there.  I knew there was a bit of rice left in it.

Last night, right before dinner, I pointed to the rice cooker and stated, “after dinner you will clean that”.  She reluctantly agreed (as if she had a choice).

What ensued was hysterical.

She opens the rice cooker and there was a bit of a smell.  Cue gagging noises and her holding the rice pot as far away from her as possible while she takes it over to the garbage.

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I start laughing.  Well, it was funny.

Then, she has to glove up because as she said, “I’m not touching that with bare hands”.  I think if a hazmat suit had been available, she would have suited up.

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It was then time to interject some motherly advice.  I said, “I bet you’ll remember to clean it after each meal now, huh?  There is a reason I ask you do things within in a certain time frame.  I knew what would happen if you let it go too long.   Your mom does know a thing or two.”

She completely agreed and I don’t think she’ll be forgetting to clean the rice cooker anytime soon.  Sometimes kids have to learn by doing in order to appreciate the wisdom of their parents.

A Musical Trip Through the Decades

Published October 15, 2017 by lynn k scott

Last night, we chose to go to Mel’s Diner for dinner.  If you’re unfamiliar with this restaurant, it’s reminiscent of a 1950s diner.  Many tables have small jukeboxes you can request songs on.  Then the songs play throughout the restaurant.  While the food is just on the average side, the atmosphere is fun.  The music played, either by patrons or the establishment, always provides good conversation topics and some memories.

I made a comment to my daughter how I received my first record player when I was 13 years old.  That I received my first record album and that’s the only one I had until I could buy more.  Her response, “what’s a record player?”   Oh!  What? Did the generation gap just come full circle?!

Break out the phone, look up, ‘record player’, and show here what I was talking about.  Then, being the homeschool mom I am, I have decided this upcoming week, we will have a musical trip through the decades.  That was after a Beatles’ song came on and she made a face and said there were better boy bands available.  Had to break it to my preteen that the Beatles were THE boy band, of that time.  She seems to forget her boy band, One Direction, wouldn’t be the teen idols they are today, without the Beatles paving the way for them.

Starting Monday, we will visit the 1950s.  Talk about the artists of that era.  Discuss issues going on during that time.  I get to “visit” Elvis again.  Ok, so I might have been born in the wrong generation.  Then we will move onto the 60s, 70s, 80s and finally the 90s; by week end.

It should be a fun way to incorporate some modern history via music.  After all, music plays such a huge role in marking important milestones in our lives and in making memories:  childhood memories, songs your parents liked (and you laughed at), first song danced to, wedding songs, songs your kids would stop crying to, break-up songs, etc.

I completely expect eye-rolling and “are we done yet” responses.  I do hope my lil miss can take away something as we dance our way through the ages.

And the Oscar goes to….

Published March 27, 2017 by lynn k scott

If you’re a parent of a preteen or a teenager, esp. if she’s a girl, then you are probably used to theatrics on some level.  I swear to you, my 11-year old has a movie career just waiting for her to embrace.

It turns out, a friend and mom, of a preteen boy, found this app, called, “Teen Safe”.  I actually chose to go with MMGuardian Parental Control.  In essence, it turns the cell phone into a paper weight; for whatever hours you choose.  I admit it, I should be better about app searching, because I LOVE this idea.

When my daughter and husband returned home last night, I told them about this wonderful app.  Ok, I thought it was wonderful.  The look of horror on my daughter’s face summed up how great this app truly is going to be.  I suppose I took a bit too much pleasure in her thought of not being able to access her phone for a set number of hours.  To be fair, she should be sleeping when the hours are in effect anyway.

After the look of shock, she sank to her knees, called me a demon and began to contemplate the impending “lock down” of her precious phone.  Now if you recall, she currently attends a small, private, Christian school. Suddenly, she jumps up, runs out the door, but not before uttering, “May the power of Christ repel you!”

I almost busted out laughing.  I’m a demon in need of an exorcism apparently.  All for making sure she gets a good night’s sleep without cellular distraction.  After the amusement wore off, I thought to myself, “well, at least I’m getting my money’s worth (for her school)”.

All in all, I was quite proud of myself.

Yet, the Oscar goes to…

A Child’s Viewpoint

Published March 17, 2016 by lynn k scott

Last year, this was the conversation I had with my then, 9-year old daughter.  I read it this morning and laughed all over again.  You really have to love a child’s viewpoint.

Lil miss: Mommy? Do you know why we celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day?

Me: Yes, do you?

Lil miss: Yup, because we are leprechauns!

Me: Not quite.

Lil miss: Well look how short we are.

Me: *face palm*

A letter of apology

Published January 20, 2016 by lynn k scott

Most of you know I have a very forward-thinking, original 10-year old daughter.  That being said, yesterday she surprised me with a note she had written when she had downtime in class.

Like many preteens, as a parent I know nothing.  Many situations are met with eye rolls and exasperated sighs.  She’s developing a healthy dose of sarcasm for her retorts to questions (not sure if I am happy or scared).

I will premise the letter stating she has always been a phonetic speller.  I’m happy with diligent work, she is improving.  When I first read the letter, I was crying (from laughing so hard).

For those of you who don’t read phonetics, here’s the translation:

Dear Mom,

I’m so sorry for fighting with you so much because I’m going through my hormones stuff and it is not a good thing at all right now. I’m just sad that’s all Mom!

 

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I really didn’t mean to burst her bubble but she has no idea how good she truly has it.  I mean after all, she’ll be receiving her monthly “friend” in the near future and then I bet she truly will understand what “not good” means.

I love she drew the both of us.  She apologizes and I graciously forgive her.  She hasn’t been that bad, normal kid stuff, but I appreciate the effort she put into this.

I know I’m an awful mom.  Sharing a private letter with the world.  I see a child in touch with her feelings, acknowledging poor behavior and using her manners.  I can’t have failed that much as a parent, right?  I’ve got a few years yet before she tells how I’ve ruined her life and all that, but for now, I’ll take these adorable apologies and remind myself what a good kid I have.

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