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.

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

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.


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!


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..


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?


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.


Julie Pippert January 29, 2009 at 3:03 pm



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.


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.


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.


Jennifer Harvey January 29, 2009 at 4:51 pm

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


Andi January 29, 2009 at 4:55 pm

So funny!! And what lovely handwriting!


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

Leave it. Teachers need a good laugh often.


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

hilarious. yes, one spouse is plenty.


lunaticg January 29, 2009 at 10:27 pm

maybe that is what her teacher give them for homework?


JCK January 29, 2009 at 11:13 pm

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


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

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


Jennifer Harvey January 29, 2009 at 11:29 pm

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


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!


Daryl January 30, 2009 at 10:24 am

A writer in the making …


Green Girl January 30, 2009 at 10:36 am

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


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.


jessica January 30, 2009 at 4:33 pm

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


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!


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.


flutter January 30, 2009 at 8:53 pm

omg, your kid kills me.


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!!!


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).


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

Awesome. She may be a writer too…


CrazyCath February 1, 2009 at 4:20 pm

I would leave it alone Jennifer…. 🙂


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