Thursday, October 23, 2008

Moms Say The Darndest Things

My aviation-obsessed son David and his younger siblings recently went on a paper-airplane-making binge. So now there are approximately 67 paper airplanes in my living room. This afternoon I caught Brian about to filch some of my printer paper in order to make yet more flying machines, and I snapped, "Stop it! This paper doesn't grow on trees, you know!"

Yet another time when you've got to wonder why I'm allowed to homeschool my children...

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22 comments:

  1. A good opportunity to educate about the benefits of hemp?

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  2. That's awesome. Pass it off on being tired. I would think you probably are tired, very tired!

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  3. That cracked me up! But I hear you on the paper filching. I put the smack down (figuratively speaking of course) just last night regarding my printer paper, which around here gets used for making books, not airplanes. I'm looking at about two dozen sheets and I'm not sharing!

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  4. Strictly speaking you are correct. Leaves grow on trees, not paper. And enviromentally speaking, the energy and water that goes into making paper is not a small amount. So go mom!

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  5. I laughed out loud when I read this!!

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  6. LOL....I've certainly been THERE!
    The paper airplane crew hit my house last spring...DH was so good as to bring home really large format used paper from work...good trash at an engineering office!
    I threw out at LEAST 100 and I'm still finding them...YIKES!
    Pax, E

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  7. Makes perfect sense to me!

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  8. We have tons of paper airplanes all over our house too. Must be an epidemic.

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  9. Please don't let your son find papertoys.com. You'll be buying printer paper by the truckload. Trust me. OTOH, they do have some really cool designs.

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  10. I won't repeat what Jo said, but that was my thought [smile].

    Love it. Totally made me smile!

    ~Luke

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  11. haha, great stuff :-)
    franzi

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  12. Well, the paper money you used to buy the paper sure didn't grow on trees

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  13. Paper airplanes are a good way to recycle church bulletins. (We've gone through a lot of those.)
    And technically, you were right! But I suppose the kids all collapsed into a giggling heap?

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  14. Hee hee! Thanks for the laughs. And glad to know I'm not the only one who's kids have paper airplane frenzies. With my printer paper.

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  15. Boy, I hope you guys have a air traffic control tower in there. Am I the first one to think of that?

    Buy recycled printer paper. Rest easy.

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  16. Oh the fun of making those 77 step paper airplanes off the Internet though!

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  17. Are you sure there aren't 68 paper airplanes...I think you need to go and recount them.

    Also, if it makes you feel better, I think you make a fantastic homeschooling parent!

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  18. Of couse it doesn't grow on trees. That would be silly. It'a made FROM tree. See, you really do know what you're talking about.

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  19. Hoo boy! Glad I came back today because THAT is funny. BTW, I live in an area surrounded by paper mills and a paper museum, if you wanted to take the kiddos on a field trip...

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  20. Bwhahahahahah! Believe me, after being in the public school for a year now as a substitute teacher, getting to observe teachers at work, you are MORE THAN QUALIFIED to teach. : )

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