Teens and pre-teens can be quite comical, sometimes without even trying. We decided to document some of the more humorous exchanges so we can remember them as the kids grow…and maybe tease them down the road.
While we were burning some yard trash…
Jessa: Wow! This is a real redneck bonfire!
Jessa (singing): Yankee Doodle went to town riding on a pony…I don’t know the re-est…
The next day…
Jessa (singing): Yankee Doodle went to town riding on a pony. Stuck a feather up his butt and called it macaroni.
Jessa to Joel: I was just showing you something that is part of my skin.
Joel: All of your skin is part of your skin.
In the car…
Jessa: We never go this way.
Joel: Yes we do. We go this way every time we don’t go the other way.
At a discussion at dinner, the kids listed their academic goals for the school year. Mr F and I each listed a goal for improving our marriage.
Mr F: Let’s have more private time…date nights!
Jessa: You mean with me too, right?
Joel: Having you on their date will not improve their marriage.