Weekend Fun

To kick off the three-day weekend, I thought I’d share something that had me laughing this week…

Remember when I told you why I still love whiteboards and showed you the note my son wrote about wanting to get a big dog and not a little one? (Never mind that we aren’t even considering getting a dog right now…)

cute whiteboard note

Well, he came up to me last night and completely out of the blue said, “Mom, I have the perfect compromise.”

When I asked him what it was, he said, “You know how I want to get a big dog, but you want a little one? I figured out we can get a Golden Retriever puppy! Then you can have a little dog when he’s little and I can have a big dog when he grows up and gets big!

Maybe I’m just delirious because it’s been a crazy week and I’ve been working a lot, but that “compromise” from my eight-year-old cracked me up. Nothing against Golden Retrievers (I had one growing up), but I think I’d be getting the short end of the deal, since Retrievers are only small for a couple of months. If that. :)


  1. Oh no, that is definitely adorable! My kids say stuff all the time. *happy sigh* They're so very cute, right? LOLI hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family!

  2. My girls were practicing their secret handshake in the back seats of the car and they shouted up to me to ask if Daddy and I had a secret handshake. It just made me giggle.~ Wendy

  3. Very cute! We got a great dog at a rescue that is about 20 pounds. He is the perfect compromise for the kids. My other smaller dog does not shed, though and this one does. I am trying to deal with that. Have a great weekend with your family.

  4. My husband was playing a game on his blackberry and when he lost a 'man' he said, "ARGGG!"Our three year old exclaimed, 'Daddy! You're not a pirate!"It made our day :)As for the dog….I find our fully grown 90lb dog is less work than when she was a teeny tiny puppy. Puppies are like having a new baby. Except you can crate a puppy. And they don't wear diapers. Ok they're not really the same, but they're a ton of work.

  5. That is funny!! My son started kindergarten this week so we are on a new schedule with an hour less in the morning which is a struggle for me and him. So, I had to cut out tv (fox news for me and cartoons for him) and he has been telling me every morning how he is a big boy and wont let the cartoons slow him down… he has tried everything short of giving me a million dollars.. each morning it is something new and I think it is not only cute but funny!!

  6. Well done. You've taught him 'problem solving' .. chuckles at paradox.We are hiring a sportscar and driving down the coast …. said like I do it all the time.BUT IT DON'T.I'm escaping; running away even :)

  7. My 14-year-old girl came into my room and I asked her if she could go get something for me. What I didn't know was that she had just run a little gopher errand for her brother. After I asked for the favor, she asked, "What do I look like…a Cabbanna Boy?"I cracked up immediately! She has such a great sense of humor; we're always rotfl-ing.

  8. That is too sweet. You have to give him credit for trying to compromise :) Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

  9. I was setting up my classroom for next Tuesday, and attending many insipid inservices, so didn't have much time to laugh. But your son's compromise did give me a good giggle. Thanks!

  10. What a hoot! My niece, who imitates my sister better than she does, says… Now, let's focus. She says that mainly to my mother (her grandmother) when she starts picking up the house and then wanders into another room and doesn't come back right away. "Nana, now let's focus!"

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