A new word and a terrible excuse

At lunch today, I told the kids that after naps we would spend a little time cleaning up. Sloan’s response:
“Mom, I don’t think I can clean up today. Sorry. My knee hurts, and it’s telling my tummy to hurt a little bit too and I think my heart is also a little bit hurting so I just think that I can’t help you clean up today. I think I will just go play outside and ride my bike and you can clean.”
Me: “Well, if you have that many things that are hurting you, I don’t think you should go outside. You should probably just lie in your bed all day.”
S: “Weeelllll…it’s just hurting me to clean, not to play.”

Later, when Lee and the kids were wrestling, Lee gave Sloan a good shove. He fell over laughing, shook his head and said, “That’s phenobulous.” What a kid.


  1. heresthediehl says

    hilarious! i didn’t clean much today besides laundry, but i don’t have nearly as good an excuse as sloan. 🙂

  2. Melissa (aka Kitty) says

    Those excuses sound just like Mike’s excuses….hummm must be a man thing.