Friday, April 07, 2006

The Ransom of Red Chief

Our 6 1/2 year old daughter pulled something the other day (and I don't mean a muscle) that only strengthened our worries even more for what to expect when she becomes a teenager. This got me thinking about how many other people have stories to share, of anxieties they are foreseeing.

Natalie has homework every night, both for her secular and Judaic studies. Upon finishing, the parents are responsible for initialing the homework. I was looking over some of her worksheets and spotted my familiar initials BUT I didn't do it. This girl has learn to copy, in cursive, my exact initials, which by the way, is very sloppy.

Man, I didn't even do this until I was 10 yrs old and in 5th grade. And even then, I only did it because I needed something signed and I forgot to asked my dad, or he would allow me to do it (he was a very laid back father.)

We had a serious conversation with her about this and I hope for now, she will be scared enough to know that forging someone's name is against the law. {She is at the age in which she is always talking about what is and isn't against the rules/laws - such as mommy not always putting on her signal, or rolling through a stop sign : ) }

So, I am curious, what type of mischievous activities are your children up to?

5 comments:

torontopearl said...

Apparently, your daughter must've learned it from my daughter, who's 8 1/2. Only difference is she'll announce that she's signing my name or my initials in her agenda to show I saw her work...when in fact I didn't.

Ralphie said...

Mine just resort to your regular, run-of-the-mill, lying, cheating, and stealing.

Emah S said...

"NotMe" is the newest member of our family.....

me: "who moved the car mirror?", or "who made this mess?" or, "who left this food on the couch?" or, (insert your choice of 2.5 and 5 year old infractions)

both boys in unison: "NOTME!"

~enjoying your blog.....
susie

Sweettooth120 said...

When my daughter was in preschool, it was "Mr. Nobody."

Kiwi the Geek said...

We had Not Me too. My parents used to play along, "Boy I wish I could get holda that guy, he really makes a lot of trouble!"

My sweetie has a serious problem with lying; even when I know the truth. But I think it has to do with her mom & stepdad conning her to lie to the authorities about abuse.