Monday, October 27, 2008

Heard from the Backseat...

So this evening, I took my kids for an "emergency trip " to Target (it got REALLY cold here, all of a sudden.... and of course all of last Winter's sweaters are too small for my kids...)

Anyway, my 6th grade son said something in the back seat to my daughter about PLAGIARISM.
My 5th grade daughter responded "What's plagiarism?"
He responded "Oh, it's REALLY bad. If you plagiarize, you STEAL someone's idea without giving them due credit and you could go to JAIL."

:-)

I just love being a mom and hearing this stuff.
So darn cute.

(Needless to say, I interjected and corrected the "inaccuracies" being put out there, but did let them know that plagiarism IS a big deal.... but the police wouldn't come screeching to a halt outside our door, sirens blaring and blue lights flashing....)

5 comments:

karengberger said...

They are adorable. I'm glad that you enjoy the humor in the moment. Those are precious times, and they deserve to be recorded. DId you score some good stuff at Target? I love that store.

Rebeckah said...

That is so cute! When you say it got really cold, how cold are you talking? I don't like really cold at all.

BusyBeeSuz said...

Very cute. It is funny how they learn things by hearing and put their own spin on things...we have been having lots of discussions about the economy lately. Fun/not so fun to explain.
take care,
Suz

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Rebeckah - this morning it was 36 when I sent them off to the bus... which is pretty chilly for Atlanta this time of year!

My daughter was VERY snug and warm in her new Jonas Brothers hoodie and my son was VERY hip-looking in his new camou shirt and jacket.
:-)

Persnickety Ticker said...

Got down right chilly here in FL as well and I made that emergency trip to Target myself yesterday. Spent WAY too much. But little girl is going to look so cute this winter!

Out of the mouths of babes...