What Hilarious Thing Did My Daughter Say On Veterans Day?
[bctt tweet=”There’s nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children”]
Each and every morning I wake up and think, “what funny story will I have to tell today thanks to my daughter?”
She is 5 years old and a constant comedian, but not in the traditional sense, since she doesn’t even realize that what she is saying is funny.
This may even be a large part of the reason that the things she says wind up being so funny, because she doesn’t laugh along with us.
Today I started off my day with talking to my kids about Veterans Day. SheKnows.com has a great article about Veterans Day facts and trivia for kids that I was using to explain the history behind the holiday to them.
[bctt tweet=”The first Veterans Day was celebrated on Nov. 11, 1919, which was the first anniversary of the end of World War I”]
The whole time I was talking, my 5 year old daughter Tatum was listening fairly intently, along with 12 of her model horses that she is obsessed with playing with.
I thought that in order to make explaining Veterans Day to my kids more relatable I would tell them about a family member who is a Veteran.
[bctt tweet=”More than 21 million veterans currently reside in the U.S.”]
So I made sure to tell that their Grandpop, my father-in-law, is a Veteran.
Well Tatum was silent for a moment and then out of her mouth came, “how could Grandpop be a Veteran because his belly is too big”.
My son and I just sat there trying to hold in our laughter, but then we just couldn’t help it and burst out laughing. Tatum couldn’t understand why we were laughing so hard, or why afterwards I explained to her that would not be a very nice thing to say to her Grandpop.
All in all I think my Veterans Day talk with the kids this morning was fairly successful, and I am glad that I had a chance to talk with them about this very important holiday.
How do you talk to your kids about Veterans Day?