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Random: My Munch May Be A Genius

In other parenting news I wanted to share some random things munch says and does.


Munch has to read 20 minutes a day. I ordered all these books from scholastic.com and then bought 5 more books at the book fair. He was ecstatic. “Mommy, I have so many new books” he said. “Yes, let’s get a book to read.” Five minutes passed and he still hadn’t selected a book. “Munch, what’s the problem?” I asked. “I don’t like these books. They are no color pictures and they have too many words and pages” he said. “Dude, you’re 7. Time to up your reading game. Adults don’t have color pictures in our books” I said. After some digging I picked up this book:

9780060097912_default_quickLook“Nope” he replies. “No color”. I then picked up this book to compromise. It is all in color.


“Nope” he replies. “Too many words.” “Well that’s too bad. We’re going to read it for the reading log this week. It’s 20 chapters. We will divide them up” I replied.

Future Plans

Munch has been telling me since he was 3 that he wants to be a doctor. “Good baby. Mommy’s gonna figure out how to pay for medical school even if everyone in the family has to take out a second mortgage. Oh, and that includes your godparents.”


Then last week he says “I don’t want to be a doctor anymore. I want to be a police officer now because they have the power to change the world.” “Really?” I responded. I thought, dang. There goes the first doctor in the family.

A National Guardsman and a police officer hold their positions at City Hall during a protest Wednesday in downtown Baltimore. Thousands marched, demanding justice for an African-American man who died of severe spinal injuries allegedly sustained in police custody, but most were off the streets shortly after the 10 p.m. curfew.

But, I like the way he thinks that police officers have power to change the world. I pray he keeps that innocence. I pray that the world changes and makes that a reality for him.


A couple of weeks ago we took photos with our favorite photographer for our upcoming photo shoot. We had an 8 am photo shoot on a Sunday and I had to drive an hour and 15 minutes to get there. It was a cold (39 degrees) morning and I knew that munch would not be a happy camper. So, he asked me, “Mommy, can you please download Sonic Boom on my Ipad?” “Um, it depends if you act right during our photos. Ms. Erin is going to take our pictures and if you smile, behave and do what she says then I will.” He looked at me and said, “Didn’t I already do good? I mean I got 8 A’s, 4 B’s and 2 C’s on my report card.” I laughed and asked “How bad do you want me to download Sonic Boom?”

Score one for mom because here is a photo from the photo shoot.


Oh, how I love this kid.

Disclaimer: I did a Google search on all the photos except that of my child. I don’t own those that were found on Google.


  1. I have my 6yo son read 20 minutes a day, too, though he was exempt yesterday and Monday because they were already super chaotic! We picked up a $16 Bad Kitty box set a couple weekends ago, and it’s been his favorite reading to date. It’s in black and white (thus failing Munch’s color test) but has tons of pictures with small bursts of text distributed across the pages. It feels like a lot less reading than it actually is, and has both me and D snickering … as we wait for our November/December Scholastic order. 🙂

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    1. LOL! We have to keep up with the reading. His problem is lack of focus. He reads just to read but then can’t tell you what happened. So, I make him tell me what’s going on after each page. He hates it but I told him until he can read to comprehend I will stop him. He has the same issues in his French reading.

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