“My teacher handed me this packet, telling me good job, but if I had done good job then I shouldn’t get extra homework. See that’s just wrong!”
This was just the latest amusing observation that my younger daughter shared with me that found me trying to keep a straight face in response to getting an extra homework for enrichment, which apparently she was bright enough to qualify for this.
I mean let’s face it, she is right it is a good thing to be bright, but truth be told so not a fan of homework or extra homework for that matter either. Yet, I also do understand the concept behind the extra homework in trying to challenge her, but still in her young eyes the extra work seemed more like a punishment than a reward. Therefore, she told me just that in her innocent, but telling statement. (On a side note, same kid accidentally took this packet and didn’t even have to do it!).
Still never has this kid minced words–ever!
In response to those types of moments, I have found myself jotting down in my note pad on my iPhone the latest and greatest humorous commentaries, especially from my younger daughter, who is family comedian, on all sorts of daily occurrences here.
Somedays I think I could write a book around the funny things that both my girls come out with all on their own accord.
This was part of the reason, I was so psyched and excited, when I saw that my good friend, Kenya G. Johnson was updating and re-releasing her book, The Christopher Chronicles now known as The Christopher Chronicles 2.0, which contains a collection of adorably, humorous narratives from Kenya’s son Christopher.
I immediately commented to her that I would be honored to read and review for her. First and foremost, I adore Kenya, her blog and her writing in general, as well. So makes sense that I would want to read and review.
But to be completely honest, it wasn’t just about this, but I also knew that I would be able to relate to the overall book, because as a mom to two young kids again I truly do hear my fair share of laugh out loud phrases. So I was dying to see Christopher’s spin and take on things in Kenya’s book.
I was not disappointed in the least. Christopher was absolutely correct in his description that this is a “delectable” update, because from start to finish I couldn’t stop giggling and also absolutely adored the fact that Kenya included an alphabetical index with all the topics that Christopher’s “Christopherisms” covered, which made it very easy to refer back to and even share my favorite parts with my own husband.
By the way, this update contains over 200 “Christopherisms” from ages 6 to 10, which include a wide and varied range of his humorous anecdotes from his own kids’ point of view, all recorded by his mom while managing to keep a straight face. So there is truly something for everyone here with many cute and adorable moments literally “out of the mouth of this babe”.
I, myself, ending up bookmarking quite a few Christopherisms.
But by far, my favorite was Christopher’s take on the “Last Days of School”, because even though it was in complete opposition to my girls’ Frozen obsession, was still so funny, because as I have also sadly felt this way when I have had to listen to this Disney favorite’s music over and over now.
So to quote Christopher, “We had to listen to Frozen songs about ten times this week. It makes me wanna flip the tables! Not literally mom, but I just want to switch them around.”
Trust me, I have wished I could do similar if not the same thing when my youngest continually belted, “Let It Go” for about 6 months straight a few years back. I never could quite say it the way, Christopher did to my two girls, but couldn’t agree more with Christopher if I tried.
Overall, it was the innocence and equally amazing humor that jumped right off the page with his assessment of this one and so much more throughout Kenya’s book.
So, if you are a mom, dad or someone that has spent a descent amount of time with young kids, you are not going to want to miss a moment of The Christopher Chronicles 2.0 and need to get your copy, because it is a must read for all.
Get your own copy here now in either paperback or Kindle!
And thank you again to Kenya for allowing me an advance copy to read to share here with all my readers today.