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Welcome to the September 2015 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Kids Blogging
This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have let their children take over writing and sharing.
Here’s what Monkey Boy had to type:
When I asked what he was doing, he said that he was “working”. I suppose he had tons of work to do, because then he wanted to use the phone…
And I asked who he was talking to, he mentioned his cousin. Then he let me know that he needed to write
And since all that seemed like just a jumbled mess to me, I thought I’d write a quick note on what I think his perspective is when I’m at the computer or on the phone working and otherwise doing business.
Momma uses you so much and she always says she’s working. Sometimes she says she’s just playing a game, but not often. And she doesn’t like when I try to work while she’s working on you. She says I’ll mess something up and she often goes “uggh”. I ask her what’s wrong and she says she messed up or she’s frustrated. I’m not sure what ‘frustrated’ is, but she doesn’t seem happy.
I wish she’d not be working on you sometimes, computer. But I do like when we make lunch together, read books, go outside, play, color, or work on letters and words.
Sometimes I tell her to stop working or I say “don’t do work, Momma” and sometimes she listens. But, sometimes she also says, “just for a few minutes” or “I have to do something” or “I have to work”. Sometimes she says that I’m getting in the way when I climb on her desk while she’s working. But, she also lets me write on paper at her desk while she’s working. I like sitting in Papa’s chair and writing next to Momma. She always tells me how to spell words and says I’m writing nicely beside her.
But, still she won’t let me use you, computer or the mouse! I like using the mouse and pushing the buttons on the computer. Sometimes I can ‘ding’ the computer and Momma doesn’t seem to like that. But, she ‘dings’ it too. I don’t understand.
Papa also works on the computer sometimes. I don’t know why Momma and Papa both have to use computers all the time. I wish I knew what they were doing, because I also don’t know what “working” means. Sometimes they say I’m working good when I do things like write on paper. But, I like to sit on their laps.
Momma has been saying I don’t fit anymore because of the Baby. There is a big ‘ol Baby in Momma’s belly, but I still want to sit on her lap. I used to sit on her lap a lot when she was working. I could watch her typing and her fingers move so fast. I have my own keyboard, but it’s not to a computer like you and so it’s not as much fun. I do like when Momma says the letters with me on the keyboard.
I really just want to use you more, computer, but Momma and Papa don’t let me. I try to sneak and do it when they’re not looking, but they always catch me and tell me to stop. That makes me mad because I just want to work like them.
Could you maybe let Momma know that I want to work on you, too?
Please take time to read the submissions by the other carnival participants:
(This list will be updated by afternoon September 8 with all the carnival links.)
- Life in Mexico—from the perspective of my 13 year old son — Survivor’s teenage son at Surviving MexicoAdventures and Disasters shares his perspective on living in rural Mexico.
- Monkey Boy Working & Blogging — Monkey Boy takes over the blog, he has so much work to do. Then, Life Breath Present writes a letter from his perspective about her working and blogging.
- Videos of a family learning & having fun — Prompted by her kids, Lauren and the rest of the crew at Hobo Mama have started a YouTube channel of Pirate Family Fun & Learning.
- Mixed Observations From My 3.5-Year-Old — Holly at Leaves of Lavender shares some fun quotes from her 3.5-year-old son, along with some fun pictures.
- My 7 Year Old’s 5 Favorite Things About Homeschooling — Dionna at Code Name: Mama’s son, Kieran, has always loved homeschooling. Today he is sharing 5 of his favorite reasons.
- A Four-Year-Old with A Lot to Say — After a summmer full of fun, Todd talks for the blog Parental Intelligence about all that he enjoyed such as time visiting with Grandma and Grandpa that included going to a play Grandpa wrote that his uncle acted in.