Friday, August 26, 2011

Top two Max quotes of the week

Max: "Last year I was in Kindergarten and I didn't have a life. This year I'm in first grade and I have a life."
Me: "What is different this year?
Max: "Well, last year all I did was play Mario Kart, this year I go to school all day and play Mario Kart."
Me:" Max, You are so cute!"
Max: "NO I'm am not cute! Boys don't want to be cute, they want to be HOT! I'm HOT not cute!!"

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cheaters never win........or do they?

Mario Kart is a favorite Wii game at our house, Max has become an expert at maneuvering through all of the different tracks.

We recently set up the Wii so it will connect to the internet, and one benefit of this is that the kids are able to play Mario Kart online and race against people all over the world. It's been fun to see all of the places where the other players are from.

Last week, Aaron discovered a way to cheat and win every time he races. I asked him if he really felt OK doing this, and he said that from now on he would only do this at night when all of the other racers are from Japan.*

Tonight, Max was about to enter a race online, and asked Aaron how to cheat so he could win.
Brielle said "Max, you shouldn't cheat, that isn't very nice. Think about it, what would Jesus do?"

Max replies................... "Is Jesus Japanese?"

*Not sure why this would make cheating OK.

Edited to add: I just asked Aaron why cheating would be OK if the other players are from Japan, and he said that if he cheated and those he beat created an angry mob to come and beat him up, it should take a lot longer for the angry mob to get here from Japan than it would if it was an angry mob from around here.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

And the award for the most creative excuse of the week goes to........

Me: "Aaron, go clean out your closet."
Aaron: "I can't."
Me: "And why can't you?"
Aaron: ....................
Me: ????
Aaron: "Frogs. There are frogs in my closet."
Me: "Frogs?"
Aaron: "Yes, frogs, and they're jumping around."
Me: ?????
Aaron: "They're jumping around all over my they're poison dart frogs."
Me: "Poison dart frogs?"
Aaron: "Yes, I can't clean out my closet because there are poison dart frogs hopping around in my closet, but don't go and look because they will shoot poisoned darts at you and the poison will go into your body and make your arm fall off."
Me: "Aaron!"
Aaron: "What mom."
Me: "Go clean out your closet!"