Wednesday, October 3, 2012

It Seemed Legit To Him...

James and Abbie just came to me cat-a-whalling because they had gotten into a kicking fight with each other.  James kicked Abbie first and she let loose and kicked him back.  I'm not sure why an eleven year old would get into a tussle with a five year old, but I realized a couple of children ago not too ask too many questions.  She was talked to and then I addressed James about why he proceeded to kick her first.

He lied at first and said he didn't do it.  I knew he did though and I kept prodding until he finally admitted,

"I didn't kick her, I just prodded her a little with my foot."

After I regained my composure I explained to him that "prodding with your foot" is the same as kicking and it was not to happen again. 

Interesting start to the day.


  1. Hilarious perspective! I think I have a few around here that need to be prodded. ;)

  2. I feel like prodding a few people with my foot sometimes too!

  3. I agree. He's five, she's eleven. SURELY it didn't feel like more than a prod, right?

    Then again, my one year old kicked me today, and I'm thirty. It did indeed feel like a kick.

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    And I have an 11 and a 6 year old and I hear, "but I hardly touched her" on a regular basis. The foot prodding gave me extreme deja vu!! LOL

  5. I just had a similar conversation with one of my 5 year olds. She didn't kick her sister, she just pushed her with her foot. :-)

  6. Does he get school credit for such a great vocabulary?