Time to lock down the cable box

by Jennifer on January 29, 2009

So I was checking over my 7 year old girl’s homework yesterday, the page where she had to use spelling words in complete sentences. Two of the words were WIFE and WIVES, as you’ll see.

And now I wonder if she’s been sneaking out of bed late at night to watch The L Word and Big Love.  Just sayin’.

wife-cropped1Now I just have to decide whether I should let it stand or have her change it. I’m sure her teacher would get a laugh. Right now I’m leaning toward leaving it alone, and adding a post-it to the page.

And, yes, I’ve explained the legal limitations on marrying more than one person. I held back from explaining what a colossal headache that would be.

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Jan January 29, 2009 at 11:20 am

LOL! Leave it alone – it will tickle the teacher to no end (I’m sure she’s seen worse).

Your daughter has great handwriting for a 7 year old; my 14 year old doesn’t have that good of penmanship.

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Louise January 29, 2009 at 12:03 pm

I would definitely let it go… WITHOUT post-it note!

And be sure to save that one for her memory book when it makes its way back home!

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Stacie January 29, 2009 at 1:33 pm

You know you want to turn it in… Just see what happens… Go ahead, put it in her bookbag…go ahead..

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Mrs. Chili January 29, 2009 at 2:42 pm

BWAHAHAHAHA! Oh, I LOVE this! It seems she’s channeling all the dumbasses who think that if we “let the gays marry, then what’s next?! People will marry seven people – they’ll marry their TOASTERS!”

Don’t you LOVE the stuff kids come up with when they’re not bogged down by all the crap we have to think about?

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Coco January 29, 2009 at 2:45 pm

ROFL! Oh, leave it, you know you want to. It’s grammatically correct, after all!

Oh, and how much do I love that she wrote that just from the perspective of not being encumbered by restricitive gender and social constraints? Her worldview is delightful.

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Julie Pippert January 29, 2009 at 3:03 pm

AM LOL!

That’s AWESOME!

TOTALLY leave it as is.

Well, wait, one modification/addition: make her *name* her four wives. 🙂

I have rolled eyes more than once and left similar as is on my own daughter’s work.

Albeit…not as funny.

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Manic Mommy January 29, 2009 at 3:48 pm

I think it’s great – neither violent nor profane. Go for it!

HRH brought his new Star Wars Lego Ship to school today – featuring Assassination Droids. Awesome mother.

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Cha Cha January 29, 2009 at 4:35 pm

A colossal headache, yes … but just think! The laundry would always be done! And the house would always be clean! I totally need four wives.

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Jennifer Harvey January 29, 2009 at 4:51 pm

Cha Cha – You are right. Clearly, I wasn’t thinking it through!

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Andi January 29, 2009 at 4:55 pm

So funny!! And what lovely handwriting!

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Mrs. G. January 29, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Leave it. Teachers need a good laugh often.

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the mama bird diaries January 29, 2009 at 9:14 pm

hilarious. yes, one spouse is plenty.

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lunaticg January 29, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Hi!
maybe that is what her teacher give them for homework?

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JCK January 29, 2009 at 11:13 pm

And so???? Can’t wait to hear what the teacher said.

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Jenn @ Juggling Life January 29, 2009 at 11:23 pm

Don’t even add a post-it–teachers live for this stuff!

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Jennifer Harvey January 29, 2009 at 11:29 pm

She turns it in tomorrow (Friday). Stay tuned!

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we_be_toys January 30, 2009 at 7:39 am

I love the stuff kids write – social impropriety doesn’t really factor in, it was an easy sentence to write!
I have a dog, I have four dogs. See?
I have a zit, I have four zits.
I need a drink, I need four drinks.
And the possibilities are endless!

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Daryl January 30, 2009 at 10:24 am

A writer in the making …

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Green Girl January 30, 2009 at 10:36 am

well you DO live awful close to Utah, don’t you? It could happen!

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Chris January 30, 2009 at 11:06 am

That’s adorable! I’d leave it too. In kindergarten, our oldest son once wrote, “I like balls. I like to play with my balls.” He went on, and on, and on… we sent it to school.

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jessica January 30, 2009 at 4:33 pm

Leave it. People can use all the laughs they can get these days.

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Jennifer Harvey January 30, 2009 at 4:43 pm

I signed her homework pack and sent it off this morning. Can’t wait to see if she says anything!

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Laura January 30, 2009 at 5:39 pm

Well, there’s always a learning moment to be exploited, but this clearly isn’t that moment. She’s doing grammatical mathematics not logic.

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flutter January 30, 2009 at 8:53 pm

omg, your kid kills me.

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Jules January 31, 2009 at 9:24 am

As a teacher and Big Love watcher, I recommend you ALWAYS leave things like this. We would have cracked up hysterically about it at lunch!!!

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San February 1, 2009 at 2:09 pm

That’s worthy of being stuck to the fridge door. After it comes home with an A+. Or at least a B+ (for Bigamy).

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texasholly @ June Cleaver Nirvana February 1, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Awesome. She may be a writer too…

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CrazyCath February 1, 2009 at 4:20 pm

I would leave it alone Jennifer…. 🙂

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