This one came through heavy sobs over the phone while I was at school.
my oldest - "Mom I need to tell you something really important."
me - "okay"
my oldest - "I just really don't like homework and I don't want to do it."
Here was a disappointing conversation for my oldest.
my oldest -"mom, what's 1000 + 25?!!!"
me - "1,025"
my oldest - "oh, thats not very different."
This was a conversation our nanny Carla had with my youngest.
my youngest - "I'm gonna ask Santa for your phone for Christmas."
Carla - "you can't have a phone until you're 15"
my youngest - "What?! I'm huge!!" He then climbed onto an overturned laundry basket and stuck his belly out as far as he could.