Reasons I shouldn’t home-school

From the Annals of Mindboggling Things I Overhear in my Own Home comes the following. What you need to know–there has been no mention of hippies prior to Vince’s opening statement.

Monkey shockVince (age 8): I hate hippies.

Me: Hippies? Why?

Vince: Cuz they’re mean.

Me: Why do you think they’re mean?

Vince: Because they eat monkeys.

Me: Monkeys???

Eli (age 9): You mean hobos. Hobos eat monkeys.

Me: ????

….. 10 minutes later

Eli: I don’t think hobos eat monkeys.

Hippies, apparently, remain accused of monkey-eating. Sorry, hippies. I just can’t fix everything.


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About Mfree

I believe: -that the world is at least as safe today as at any other time in history -that we suffocate and cripple our children when we overprotect them -that the best protection we can ever provide our children is to teach them how to think for themselves -that kids don't need snacks every 12 minutes -that kids should be able to ride across town in a car without a dvd playing -that if we spend too much time worrying about imagined dangers, we may just miss the real dangers -that kids are astonishingly forgiving -that kids are not the boss of me
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3 Responses to Reasons I shouldn’t home-school

  1. Heather says:

    I’ll never look at hippies the same way again.

  2. Sandy says:

    Don’t worry, hippies, Vince doesn’t really hate you. He’s just frustrated right now.

    • Mfree says:

      No, he looked pretty serious when he said it. It’s confusing though, because he doesn’t really like monkeys either. Made us take the monkey trash can out of his room. Maybe he thinks monkeys eat hobos.

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