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Yesterday, on the way back from dropping Brianna off at her Spanish class, I had Kenny Chesney playing on the radio (I think it should be noted that it was playing rather loudly for this post to make sense) when the following conversation ensued:

Me:  I love me some Kenny Chesney.

Megan:  Is Kenny G gay?

Me (a little startled that my 9-year-old would even think to ask that, but trying to maintain my “always try to answer an honest question honestly”  motto):  Well, this is Kenny Chesney, not Kenny G and I have no idea about Kenny G’s sexual orientation. 


Do you even know what that means?

Megan:  No.

Me:  Why would you ask about something when you don’t even know what it means?

Megan:  I asked if Kenny G was dead.

Me:  Oh.


Both Kenny Chesney and Kenny G are very much alive.

Always make sure you understand the question.

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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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  1. Too funny, this post made me laugh out loud. I almost even spilled my coffee.

    Thanks for starting my day with a giggle – I needed that.

  2. LOL!! Needed the laugh today!! : )

    We keep listening to books on CD – old books, like "Little House" and they use "gay" frequently, in it's original meaning…..I keep wondering how long it'll be until my boys use that word.

  3. hahahahaha….I'm laughing my head off. That's so funny. My hubby and I have been there so many times.
    I like the title of your blog. I was looking for Easy Grammar reviews and came across your site. I'm heading over to that page review now.

  4. That's so funny, Kris! I just wrote a post about the importance of working laughter into our homeschool days – you certainly just made me laugh!


  5. I often think of when one of my nephews was little (he's in college now). One time in the van, he said, "Mom – you're a bit."

    My sister was sure that he had called her a not so nice word that just needs a couple of extra letters. She kind of jumped on him and said, "What?!?"

    He said, "Okay, okay — I'll be the bit and you can be the kibble." LOL

    You know, like Kibbles and Bits pet food? Too funny!

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