Trying to get validation

If you keep up with my blogs, you’ll remember me mentioning that last week was school holidays. My kids, as I expect many others out there, see this as an excuse to let school work take a back seat. Luckily for them, I wasn’t well, so they got away with it. Until, that is, on late Saturday afternoon when my questioning began.

The older two boys quickly admitted they hadn’t started their homework and made a speedy dash to their bedroom before I could integrate them anymore. My 10 year old however, tried to validate his reasons…

I didn’t know how to log on to the website…

It’s saved on the iPad memory and you seem to know how to log onto games!

I couldn’t find my school bag…

Urm, it’s under the pile of mess in your bedroom!

I needed help but you weren’t well…

OK, I’ll give him this one but he could have tried to start it.

Then it came to my attention that he hasn’t done any reading this half term! To which he reasoned…

Yes I have.. I read about the new programmes coming on Netflix… I read the popcorn instructions to see long to microwave them for… I read the messages on your phone when you had a migraine and couldn’t see properly… And I’ve even had to read subtitles when everybody was making too much noise!

I reminded him that he’s supposed to read his school library book, he even had an answer for this…

Yeh but my teacher is always saying we need to read about things going on around us that could affect us!

Now what could I say to that?

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I did make him read after this conversation. In fact I made him read to me, read to his dad and do silent reading for half an hour… Hopefully he’ll think twice before trying to be so clever next time!

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36 Comments Add yours

  1. CJ Porter says:

    That child is as cute as they come. An answer for everything it seems lol
    Reminds me of my own son. Certain conversations are like a verbal chess game. Well played Suki!

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      It’s hard work… But it’s good to have a laugh whilst we try… β€οΈπŸ˜„

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      1. CJ Porter says:

        I find it hard not to laugh in the moment. And you have to be so careful with your words. If there’s a loop hole they’ll find it! Love the way their wee minds think though πŸ™‚

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      2. Baffledmum says:

        True… My mind is not so fast with the comebacks now! πŸ˜‚

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      3. CJ Porter says:

        Lol. Same here. I will admit to a few occasions where I’ve been completely stumped and have had to hold up my hands saying fair enough. You’ve made a valid point πŸ˜‚ God help us when they’re older! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      4. Baffledmum says:

        Oh gosh, I can’t even think about that yet! Hopefully they will grow out of it. But that’s wishful thinking! πŸ˜†

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      5. CJ Porter says:

        Ah there’s always hope πŸ˜„

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  2. Tanusri sen says:

    Ha ha… The Children of this generation are too intelligent… I also remember my daughter how she replied my questions and after getting her reply, i become silent πŸ˜ƒ.

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Sometimes I have to force myself to stay quiet because it’s pointless continuing the conversation! … They do make me laugh! πŸ˜‚

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  3. Hélène says:

    They always have an answer for everything. My boys are exactly the same πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      I can imagine! We parents find it harder to come up with an answer to throw back… πŸ˜‚

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  4. Hehe. It’s so cute. No wonder kids are way ahead … πŸ˜‚

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      True! Cute but naughty at the same time. At this age it’s fine but I’m hoping he’ll grow out of it! πŸ˜‚

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      1. He must. We have all been there. I, myself was not like this but my brother was just too clever. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Now, he’s not. Lol!

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      2. Baffledmum says:

        πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  5. orkidedatter says:

    Awhh, so touching and cute❀️

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Cute and cheeky! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚β€οΈβ€οΈ

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  6. blindzanygirl says:

    Lol. The things kids say a d do. Hopefully they are back on course now!

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Yes. they are getting there. The first week back is always hard especially getting out of bed in the mornings… πŸ˜‚

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  7. Claudette says:

    I threatened to pull the plug on all devices. They’re not happy but know I’d do it. πŸ™ƒ

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Same here! … Whatever works … 😁

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

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  8. Vrunda says:

    Haha… Kids these days are so advanced!

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      And they like to show it! πŸ˜‚

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  9. sunilmdabral says:

    Thank God. I am not a kid anymore so I don’t have to make up these answers.πŸ˜‰

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Thats true! We just deal with the consequences! πŸ˜„

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  10. It keeps you on your toes. That’s what I keep telling myself…..

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      That it does… πŸ˜‰

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  11. Jβ™‘ says:

    I think your son and my 11 year old son could be best friends lol. This conversation sounds all too familiar. 😁

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      It’s the new age language! πŸ˜„

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  12. Oh my he’s good and such a charmer!

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      That he is… πŸ˜‚

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