Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Blame on the Brain!

....I go pick up Claire from preschool today, the teacher tells me Claire kind of got in trouble today. She slapped a boy in the face while they were playing outside, leaving a huge red mark and the boy crying. She said that she thought they were just all playing and it got a little out of hand. When she asked Claire, Claire said "I was just playing, I am sorry". Her teacher was fine and just told Claire to be more careful next time.

On the way home...

Me: "Claire did you hit a boy today at school?"
Claire: "Yes"
Me: "What happened?"
Claire: "We were just playing outside and I hit him!"
Me: "Claire, you know better than that. You cannot hit people, that is not nice. You would not want someone to hit you."
Claire: "I know Mama, but my brain just told me to do it and I could not stop it."
Me: (laughing under my breath) "Well you need to learn to tell your brain no when it wants you to do mean things."
Claire: "I know, but it is really hard to stop, I am really smart."

Just the third day of school....=)

10 comments:

Carolyn said...

OH MY GOSH that's soooooooo funny and soooooooo something either (actually both) of my nieces would say. I mean, my brain just told me to do it Aunt C!!! hahahah!

Brittney said...

That is great...tell Claire I feel her pain! I have to tell my brain to behave QUITE often!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Priceless!!! That is sooo funny! Hubby is laughing too!

Tara Caire said...

claire is a hoot! I am going to have to use that one! Drew-"tara why did you buy those shoes" me- "babe my brain told me too" :)

Brooke Bertalan said...

I just read this to Mitch. He loves it! We are laughing so hard at some of the blogs I just caught him up on. We love this kid!

The Brown Family said...

O.M.G!! That is hysterical!! She is going to love looking at this when she gets older. Wonder how the rest of the year is going to go. I secretly hope for more funny stories, but I know that's bad! :)

Maggie said...

Priceless, Rachel! So funny!!

Shane said...

Thats my girl. She is sending a message for all the little boys...

The Catons said...

and really smart brains tell you to hit people!!! so so sweet!!!

Becky Brown said...

Shane you are the one that taught her to hit people with plans of helping her defend herself. Its all your fault she got into trouble!

But oh my gosh, that explanation is priceless. Thats why I love to get her in conversations so she will say stuff like that.