I recently found out that my 8-year-old is considered a pre-teen. His 3rd grade teacher told me, and honestly, I was blown away. It seems far too soon. Ever since I found out, I’ve been paying a lot of attention to him, and have realized that he says some really interesting things that walk the line between being a kid and a teen. All of them scare the crap out of me. Here are a few examples.
Why are you so mad? I just wanted to kick the football in the living room. It’s not a big deal.
I don’t understand why I always have to wear pants.
8yo: I’m not going to hug you in front of my friends.
Me: You were all about my hugs last night when you crawled in bed with me after a nightmare.
8yo: (rolls eyes)
(Long exhale) Showers are so stupid.
Everything is funny as long as it’s happening to somebody else.
I don’t want to eat a potato! You don’t even care!
None of my friends have to wear a belt. Belts are for old people. Like you.
8yo: When I grow up I’m just going to play video games.
Me: How will you eat?
8yo: I’ll just eat at your house.
What? I don’t have any money. That’s your job.
8yo: You should get me a cell phone.
Me: You are 8. Who would you call, Grandma?
What are some of the ridiculous things your 8yo says.