Me: Sara, why did you write the definition of goblet as “sneaky and daring”?
Sara: OH! I thought it said GOBLIN. Oh well, at least I finished my math pages that were all about a deck of cards.
Me: Wine glasses and decks of cards? I thought you were in the Simple Machines Unit! I can teach you to be a drunk card player for free. What did you write as the definition of motive? Does that read…ate up? I’ve never heard you say those words.
Sara: Oh no, I couldn’t find that word, so I put down an answer that also isn’t a word. See? I wrote, “AAT UPT”…those aren’t words, kind of like “mopive”. I was looking up words in the dictionary, and it wasn’t in there.
Me: Motive. The word is motive. It means your reason for doing something. Like, for example, why do you get out bed in the morning?
Sara: Because you tell me to get up.
Me: This isn’t working…
Daddy: Sara, when you eat, your motivation is hunger.
Mommy: When you pee…
Sara: I don’t pee. I’m afraid I’ll miss something.
Kelly: It’s like when I pee, and I’m afraid I’ll miss something in a Barbie movie. I choose the bathroom CLOSEST to the TV, then I run in, I shut the door, I go really, really fast, then I quietly whisper to myself, “I am the Queen of the Bathroom”! And then I wash my hands SUPER SUPER FAST…and I call the whole thing a “SPEEDER”.
Mommy: I’m done for today. I need a break.