"Love follows knowledge."
"Beauty above all beauty!"
– St. Catherine of Siena

Monday, May 11, 2015

Matthew Monday: Boring and Mother’s Day Card

Two quick takes.

Matthew is getting into the habit of a one word reply when he doesn’t prefer something.

“Matthew, you’re having cereal and milk for breakfast.”

Matthew, it’s chicken fingers for lunch.”

“Matthew, clean up your room.”

"We're going to read a bedtime story."
"Which one?"

Is everything other than a rockem-sockem superhero fight boring to a five year old boy?

Matthew was told to write a Happy Mother’s Day card for his grandmother. 

“How do you spell it?”

“Sound it out.”

He did.  He spelled it: “Hap Mothers Dey.”

So I asked my wife how does “Hap” sound out to “Happy?”

“Easy: Ha-pee”


  1. Answer to question one: Yes. Or at least probably. Some kids are better than others at finding ways to keep busy. When mine were all young, they knew if anyone uttered the B word, I would find them some work to do! lol But I had six under age 12 at one point, so I had to be kind of strict.
    My older son was, and is, one of the busiest people I know! It's just his way. :) When he was little, sometimes his business was a little problematic, but never malicious. (Once, he had a wooden block, into which he was allowed to nail real nails with a real hammer. Only once did the nails make it into the wrong place. :)

    1. I'll have to try it. Actually it's not that he's bored, but he expects boredom to come.

    2. I wasn't suggesting you guys were doing anything wrong! Just that I was completely outnumbered, lol.

  2. Oh! And as for Hap. He should look into Court Reporting. A natural!