Here is a conversation with Cooper (my 6 years old) a few minutes before leaving for school last Friday morning …

Dad: Are you completely ready for school?

Cooper: Yes, Dad.

Dad: Cooper, did you brush your teeth?

Cooper: Sure, I think so?

Dad: (noticing the word “think” in his sentence.) Cooper, did you brush your teeth?

Cooper: I think I did it real early this morning before you got up.

Dad: Cooper, do I need to go and check your toothbrush to see if it’s wet?

Cooper (frustrated and speaking with a little “tone” now): Dad, I hate brushing my teeth. It’s such a waste of my life.

Dad: Coop, you’re only 6 years old. You still have a lot of life to waste. Go brush your teeth and waste some of your life.

Cooper (head down): Yes, Dad.

  • What are some things your kids say that make you laugh?

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  1. Stephanie says:

    That was too cute…I loved that conversation….every parent probably can relate…but that “think” word was precisely put in the sentence…that was great…thanks for sharing..steph

  2. blogprophet says:


    sam has been ending sentences calling us “you.” we don’t know if that is a yankee thing he is learning at school, or from a cartoon.

    yesterday, he called me “boy” twice, I didn’t like that and asked him not to call me that.


  3. Mommysmart says:


    I could hear your voice in this story! That is too funny. And, I thought that I was the only parent that checked to see if the toothbrush was wet!?!


  4. Greg says:

    I think there are a couple of southern states where it may actually be illegal to force a child to brush his or her teeth. Great story! Great fatherly advice.

    Years ago our son was going on and on about a helicopter. After about 30 minutes of him hardly taking a breath, we told him we’d heard all about that helicopter we needed to hear. He started right back into the helicopter. I told him, “Josh, I thought I told you we’ve heard all we want to hear about that helicopter.” He said, “I’m not talking about THAT helicopter, Dad, I’m talking about a ‘nother helicopter” and we got another half hour on helicopters. What was even funnier about it is he didn’t have a clue what a helicopter was!

  5. Brie says:

    I read this one, so I can’t claim it, but here you go:
    “I was making dinner when my three year old son came into the kitchen and saw the package of hamburger buns on the counter. He asked for one, but I didn’t want to ruin his dinner so I just tore off a little piece and gave it to him. He looked at it, then looked at me, then looked at it, then looked at me, and with a great voice of exasperation said ‘Mommy! I’m not a duck!'”

    Love that one.

    Up until last year, my little brother would ask me if he liked food. “Brie, do I like this?” “Yes, you love it!” “Oh, OK.” and he’d happily eat whatever I gave him.

  6. Emma says:

    I am sure Cole does that EXACT same thing….Know I know he just doesn’t want to waste his life…ha.

  7. Liss and MOMMY says:

    got nothing for ya, our kids are pretty boring. Just Joking…I have way too many stories for you. Love the Cooper story. Maude I guess has been wasting her life, she is obsessed with brushing her teeth ‘so they sparkle.’

  8. Jeff Slater says:

    My wife and my 13-year-old son were arguing about something he had done, and her response to it. Finally in exasperation he said, “Look Mom, let’s just agree that we were both wrong.”

  9. Anonymous says:

    more than once when Sam noticed Marisa was washing our sheets, he asked her if she had peed in the bed.

    in his world, you get your sheets washed when you have an accident.


  10. Anonymous says:

    From your mom – I used to feel of your toothbrush, too. Little boys find lots of things that seem to be a waste of time. In fact, don’t we all.

  11. Amy says:

    The other day, Case came and told me that Kenna had bit him. I called her in and asked her if it was true. Her response was…”no, I just put my teeth on his arm!” Ummmmm…that would be bitting me dear!

    Thanks for the funny story!

  12. Anonymous says:


    you got caught!

  13. That Girl says:

    My 7 year old nephew, Dalton, says that he hates school “cause all they do is try to teach me stuff and I already know everything!”

  14. jel says:

    this reminds me of the movie “Uncle Buck” when the kids are in bed and Buck asks the kids if they had brushed their teeth and they said they did, then he asked if they had or just run their brushest under the water!

    IT was funny

  15. Larissa says:

    I believe I’ve heard that one from my almost 6 year old. I laughed out loud…I’m glad to know others experience that attitude too!

  16. Bob Bliss says:

    When our son, Trey, was about 6 he was convinced that there was a monster in his room. We searched the whole room with the lights on for the monster but couldn’t find him. He was still convinced that there was a monster. My wife asked him how he knew a monster was there. Trey said, “He burped.”

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