Butting heads, or…?

by Jennifer on December 4, 2008

After the Girl cried and wailed and possibly gnashed teeth over her homework tonight (all of which left her mother completely unimpressed and very frustrated)…

Girl sat on my lap, facing me, sniffling, as I rubbed her back and took a few deep breaths. I could have sniffled, too, but it wouldn’t have helped things. Trust me, I’m saving it for later.

I leaned forward so that our foreheads were touching, and said, “We butt heads sometimes, huh?”

She grinned wide, giggled, and then whispered…

“Yeah, but Boy’s a bigger one.”

I’m still laughing.

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Jenn @ Juggling Life December 4, 2008 at 6:54 pm

And that is why proper spelling makes a difference!

If you don’t butt heads once in a while, you’re probably not doing it right.

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Lisa Milton December 4, 2008 at 7:07 pm

I’m laughing with you. That’s great levity, especially during homework drama.

I know it well.

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Lisa@verybusymomwith4 December 4, 2008 at 8:13 pm

A good laugh always helps homework battles 🙂

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Tina December 4, 2008 at 8:15 pm

That is TOO cute! Kids are so darn funny…

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Epijunky December 4, 2008 at 8:24 pm

We have the homework drama going on as well… It often results in tears. On occasion even the eight year old cries.

This was a priceless moment.

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Autumn December 4, 2008 at 8:29 pm

LOL! That is too cute!

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kl December 4, 2008 at 9:17 pm

That is why there is always a bottle of red tucked away in the pantry… OH, and the oldest of mine did make it into a very good college up east and loves me dearly to say the least. Now, if we could just get the 10 year old to BEhave.

Mrs. G. December 4, 2008 at 10:19 pm


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JCK December 5, 2008 at 12:32 am

If you and your girl can laugh during homework woes, you’ve got something good going on there, Jennifer.

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Trooper Thorn December 5, 2008 at 1:32 am

And I bet Boy knows how to use his bigger melon too.

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melissa December 5, 2008 at 9:09 am

It took me two reads, but I laughed once I got it!

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jenrantsraves December 5, 2008 at 12:31 pm

Love it! Sometimes I think as parents, we forget that kids occasionally just have bad days too, like we do, for no good reason. I’m trying to remember that today, and to not be a butt head myself!

Sports Mama December 5, 2008 at 1:21 pm

I’ve got two buttheads that I’m always butting heads with over homework. I love this!

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Gwen December 5, 2008 at 3:38 pm

*Almost* made up for the homework pain then, didn’t it?

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Dharmamama December 5, 2008 at 5:36 pm

Has there ever been a bigger waste of time and effort than *homework*? I hate how some families are practically held hostage by it, and it’s for… nothing, really.

Very quick daughter you have there. She don’t need no stinkin’ homework!

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San Diego Momma December 5, 2008 at 7:23 pm

Well at least your daughter is hilarious and not vaguely threatening, like mine, who just this morning while I lolled in bed told me darkly, “If I were you, I’d get up right now.”

She’s 4, and to be fair, it WAS 7:30AM, which is like midnight in preschooler years.

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Milena December 6, 2008 at 5:49 pm

Well she’s got a great sense of humor. That’s a wonderful quality she’s inheriting from you right there.

flutter December 6, 2008 at 8:49 pm

your kids kill me

Louise December 6, 2008 at 9:55 pm

I have no response to that!

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Hilary December 8, 2008 at 2:37 am

Humour is such a great tension-releaser. Your daughter has that gift. 🙂

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