kid talk about homeschooling vs going to a regular school

I have been homeschooling my son for a few months now and it seems like its getting overwhelming so i finally told him that he will be going to a regular school.

son: oh no! i want to be homeschooled, i dont want to go to school, its a long time..

i: but u need to try it because there are times when its hard for me to do it because i have to go to work…

son: ok, i guess i will go to school then because u already paid for it. I dont want to waste the money..I guess there are times when we have to do things even if we dont want to…

i: (i felt so bad hearing him say this but at the same time thankful that he realizes that there will be a time in our lives when we need to do things even if we dont like to do it because its necessary) thank u son…i tell u what, try it for 1 year and if u really dont like it…we will homeschool u…i just want u to try it so that u can really compare things out…

son: thank u so much (saying this while giving me a hug)

kid talk about trees

While we were watching This Old House, my son made a comment…

son: why do they have to cut the trees?

i: they are planning to build a bigger house and the trees are on the way…

son: oh no! that is a bad idea…

i: why do u say so?

son: because the animals living in those trees will die…they need the trees…do u know that tree frog doesnt come down from trees? if u cut the tree, they will have no place to stay… they will die…

i: so, what do they need to do with the trees then?

son: they just have to leave it alone, they can have a medium size house…so everyone will be happy…the tree, the animals and the people living in the house…everybody has to share this beautiful earth…

kid talk about biting

A few minutes ago, our baby bit my son on the arm while my son was trying to stop the baby from going to the fish bowl… And as expected, both of them cried… My son was crying from pain and my daughter was crying because she didnt get what she wanted…

son: mom, baby bit me because i was preventing her from going to the fish bowl…i dont want her to break the bowl and hurt my fish…

i: what did u do after she bit you? why is she crying?

son: nothing, i just stopped her from going to my fish…i would never hurt that cute baby…

i: but u just said, she bit u and why are u crying?

son: it is really painful, that baby really got me…she is so lucky i love her…i would never hurt her…

i: ok, i should put her on timeout or punish her…

son: its ok mom, she doesnt know what she is doing, she is still a baby…it is ok…i am not hurt anymore…

i: but what she did is wrong, she needs to know that…

son: i know i know…maybe it is better if i talk to her, you dont have to put her on timeout or punish her…i will talk to her…

i: ok..but if she does it the second time, she will be punished or put on timeout…

kid talk about earning money

My son knows why wr have to go to work. One day, he made a request if it’s possible for me to work 3 days in a week instead of 4 days…

i: i dont think that its possible at this time…we need to pay our bills and we need to save money so that we can invest it…

son: i know i know but i have a plan…u will work 3 days a week and i will put up a show, i will make people pay 10 cents only for my show…that way, you can have one more day off…

i: that is a good idea but to put up a show u need to have money also, i dont know if people will watch the show…

son: oh! i didnt think about that… i have another idea…maybe ill make a book then maybe people will like it then we can have money…is it ok if the book has 5 pages only?

i: it is a great idea! yes, 5 pages is ok…but u have to start making the book…what topic will you have?

son: i started already, im on my 2nd page…its about planets…

i: ok, that is wonderful! thank you for the ideas! but it would be best if you enjoy being a kid and not worry or think about how to make money…

son: its ok, it is for our family…

(i didnt know what to say, it seems like im talking to an adult and not to a kid)

kid talk about driving

We were watching tv after dinner when my son said:

son: it is not good to call or txt while driving, right?

i: yes, because a lot of bad things could happen if people get distracted while driving…just like what you saw on tv…

son: yeah! that’s why it is not allowed but a lot of people doesn’t follow it…

i: because they don’t realize the consequence/outcome of such situation…people tend to do things without much thinking…

son: i guess so…but u know what, i know how people can txt or call while driving without causing an accident…

i: how?

son: by having a monster truck…remember the movie thst we watched a few weeks ago? (he was referring to the movie monster truck wherein the truck was being driven/moved by an octopus-like creature)

i: oh, that movie!

son: yes! i think if you have that kind of vehicle, then that’s the only time you can txt and drive…since it is just a movie and is not real then people cant txt or call while driving…

kid talk about timeout

My son told me as soon as i went home from work yesterday that he was put on timeout by tatay (dialect for father). So i asked him what happened.

son: i didnt listen to him, so he put me on timeout by making me face the wall and not watch the tv…

i: oh i see… did u cry while on timeout?

son: no i didnt!

i: really?! that’s very surprising coz u always cry when put on timeout…

son: i know i know but i realized that when i cry while on timeout i wouldnt be able to listen to the tv…since he didnt allow me to watch, maybe i could listen to it…i was right! i was able to listen to it…

mom, i want to say thank u and i love u!

I normally send my kids to bed between 8 to 9pm. One of the good things about this, is i get to sleep and wake up early. This is so good since i start work at 6am.However, the downside of this is that my 5 year old son has a habit of waking up before i leave for work. As a mom, i want him to have plenty of sleeping hours..

i: son, why do u have to wake up so early? u can still go back to sleep, it’s so early…

son: i want to hug and say goodbye before u go….

i: but u hug me everyday and i will see u when i get home…

son: i know i know but i want to hug u in the morning before u leave because i want to say thank u and i love u…

i: thank u for what?

son: for helping/loving me always

i: of course i love u and i help u coz u are my son…

son: i know that already…i just want to do that…

i: thank u and i love u and baby…

And he never fails to do that everyday even if he is running a fever…