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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Well, that was awkward.

Before I go into excruciating detail about our trip, I had to share my favorite thing ever. Possibly.

You've met my son, Miles, no? Miles is six and has just recently finished Kindergarten. This makes us laugh because if you know Miles, you know that he is no ordinary Kindergartner. It helps that he is one of the oldest children in his class because his birthday falls a mere 24 days after the cutoff. But in general, he's just a really cerebral child.

On the last day of school, Miles brought home his Kindergarten writing journal. These are always entertaining. So, I paged through it. I'm so glad I did. So often, when the kids come home, I just toss everything right in the trash. I have a loathing for random papers hanging around my house. At any rate, I flipped to the front of the book and was entertained by some of the year's first drawings.
 For example. This one from October of 2011 dictating his plans for Halloween. I am told by both Miles and his teacher that she does not help with spelling, grammar or punctuation in these journals. So, every apostrophe is his own.  And the drawing. Just awesome. Have I mentioned how hilarious I find it that my children always draw themselves brown? It's true. They are brown.

The next entry that had me laughing was this one:
In case you didn't know that Christmas is really about Christ. For the record, we do NOT own an ornament like the one Miles drew. But now I need to get one, apparently. 
Then we came to this entry. 
Mine too, buddy. At this point, I'm getting a little concerned that his teacher might think we're religious zealots. Don't get me wrong, we love the Savior and going to church, but we aren't coercing these entries.
I'm not sure if you can read this one completely, so here it is: "My baby sister, Libby, is the cutest person in the world. She would win first place in a cute contest! Would yours?"
Doesn't that just melt your heart?

The next entry deserves a preface. At my husband's employer they have a video game and movie lending library. You can bring home games or movies for a couple of days and if the kids have been particularly good, Matt will reward them with a video game. 

We love that he ranked his favorite games at the bottom. Apparently Indiana Jones is a no-go. 
Finally, this was the very last entry in the journal. And the one that sealed our fates as the parents of "that strange religious wacko kid."
 The tears. Running down my face. Oh mercy!
Oh Miles! We love you so much and are so proud of you! 


Artwork of the Whiz said...

That is the most awesome journal ever! Woe to all that hath not taken heed of thy words.

Sheree said...

He's a kindergartener? Wow, that is amazing. He's got better handwriting than my 6th grader. I loved the "Wo unto them" hilarious!

Kayli said...

That last one is pretty much the funniest thing ever. Ever.

Rie Teemant said...

I love the "Woe unto them". I seriously can't stop laughing!

dastew said...

Did he just condemn his teacher to hell? If so, awesome!

Elizabeth said...

We are very proud of him too.

Amalia said...

wow he is such a smart kid! I'm very impressed!

Anna @Only Pennies in My Pocket said...

He is amazing--and amazingly FUNNY. You ought to be a proud mama--apostrophes and all.

Anonymous said...

He like totally made my day! :D The last entry - priceless! :D lols

Anonymous said...

Oh and love his 'thy'! ;)

Anonymous said...

AWESOME!!! Just awesome:)

Wife of dastew said...

I cannot tell you how many times I've have started giggling at the thought of this post in the past day or so. I love the last entry so much.

La Yen said...

This is my new favorite ever.

Alecia said...

I'm reading this as work, and laughing like a crazy person. I'm starting to get weird looks.

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