Kids Duke It Out

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We all have said it ourselves when we were kids (and maybe still now). Our kids are quick to use it as their first line of defense when they get in trouble. The infamous line, "He/she started it!". In my family, my son always fights with his middle sister, and my daughters always get into at least one argument per day. So it was such a big surprise when I heard my son arguing with his youngest sister over the weekend. A 15 year-old vs. a 5 year-old. 

Daughter: Uh-huh, my magic is superpower.
Son: OMG! You don't know what you're talking about.
Daughter: You don't know magic. 
Son: At least I know what's 10x10
Daughter: 10
Son: (Laughing at his sister's response) See, you don't know. I'm so much smarter than you. 
Daughter: You don't know what's 6373628+3837494 (can't remember the set of random numbers she blurted out)
Son: Repeat the numbers again. I bet you can't repeat the numbers again.

Ok, you can see who was having the upper hand in the argument. Of course, my little one couldn't recite the numbers again. She blurted some other random numbers and I stopped the argument. I asked my son what in the world was he trying to prove to his sister and his response? "She started it!". For some reasons, right then and there, hearing that response made me realized my typical response, "I don't care who started it.." was out dated. Kids nowadays need to be explained in their own language, their reality. I told my son I will record his next argument with his youngest sister, show it to him, and then I'm going to upload it on Youtube, and title it "I'm So Smart, A 5-Year-Old Can't Beat Me!". I told him how I wish I had recorded his last battle of the nerd with his middle sister. They were just going at it.


Son: What's the sun made out of? 
Daughter: Fire! 
Son: Wrong! It's helium....(I can't remember what he said)
Daughter: Whatever, what's 579x789? 
Son: I bet you don't even know the answer yourself!
Daughter: I do!
Son: What is it then?
Daughter: See, you don't know. I'm not telling you. 

My son laughed as I was telling him this. It sure didn't sound ridiculous to him at the time but after he heard my reenactment of the argument, he laughed at himself. I told him he was so determined to prove his superior intelligence, he was throwing biology, chemistry, math, and all the good stuff at his sister. He says "okay, okay. It was stupid". I haven't heard him argue with neither of his sisters today. Let's see how it turns out this week.

28 comments:

Mr. Stupid said...

HAHA. I and my brother always got into arguments. None of it ever made any sense to my Mom. We always used the "He started it!" line. Its pretty effective...:)

Buckeroomama said...

Oh, I loved this! You had me chuckling all the way through. :)

Check out one of J & Z's "arguments" in this post

Ummie said...

that's the way we grow up too :P)

myorii said...

ah, kids...you gotta love them. It's small things like this that make me hesitate about having more kids :) But I'm sure that they'll appreciate each other more and would find this funny when they are much older, right?

ModernMom said...

Well done!! I guess the trick is to stay one step ahead of them:)

Wendy said...

oh my god. THis was soooooo funny I laughed out loud. I have also heard these arguments between my 12 year old and 5 year old. It's like, Hello? You're trying to prove you're smarter than a 5 year old? I guess the little ones can get a little pesty sometimes, especially when they're bragging they're smart, and have superpowers and all. Hilarious. I'm glad your son took it in good sport. Guess he IS pretty smart! :)

Cheryl said...

LOL. I enjoyed this post, sure brought back memories of my three children and their various "arguements". Now they would do anything for each other, very close.

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Hilarious! Too bad we have a 6 year gap between myself and my elder brother, so there's not much of a bickering at home between us.. ;p

Gina F said...

I was laughing at your post. My 17 year old tries to prove the same thing with his 8 year old sister. Good Luck with the rest of the week. :o)

Gina
motherof1princessand2princes.blogspot.com

AVCr8teur said...

Sounds like your son knows he's done wrong, but kids forget easily. Kudos to mom for coming up with a different strategy.

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh, that would be my almost 14 year old and my 6 year old daughter!!!!!! LOLOLOL!

Serline said...

Great tip! I will try it on my quarrelsome twosome...

Heavenly Housewife said...

LOL, cute :D

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

It could be a new reality show: are you smarter than a 5 year old?

Jen said...

I only have one child. I'm glad that's one thing I don't have to deal with.

KidsDreamWork said...

You find a way to break this! I shall try this trick if I ever get into this kids argument situation with my boys!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Rosebelle, when having kids around, we learn about life, humour and panic.....
And same time we learn from them too.
Enjoyed your this lively posting.....
Have a nice day, Lee.

Muthering Heights said...

LOL, hey, whatever works! :)

Priscilla said...

Hey that's a good method you used! I still use the 'I don't care who started it' one!! must learn...

Veronica Lee said...

LOL! I'll try the trick on my ever-squabbling boys. Yay for the smart mom!!

Dora said...

hahaha... kids just wanna prove "I'm smarter than you" when arguments arise but it's fun to know what they're arguing about :-)

Journal Mommy Yenny said...

ha ha ha.. It was hilarious :-D
yup, I should wait and see what will happen when my children turn to 15 yrs old

MaryAnne said...

lol this reminds me of my own childhood =)

My Little Space said...

OMG, Ros, they're so funny! haha... My kids don't fight when they were little. They're very close and like good friends. Hope you guys are having a great time!
Cheers, Kristy

levian said...

haha! smart kids you have there. i bet this is what we have to work with in the future as well. oh gosh!

outdoor.mom said...

oh goodness!! i guess that would be the deluxe version of "kids say the darndest things!!"

Meldylocks and Her Three Bears said...

Hahahaha....I like this!!
It's brilliant of you to use this on your boy...I'm gonna learn this for the future when my boys are teens! (Your son's smart too to see it when you point it out to him, not all 15 year-olds can you know)

foongpc said...

Haha I guess this is pretty normal in any family. They will grow out of it, but in the meantime, enjoy! LOL!