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Posted on Aug 4, 2015 | 0 comments

Nerd Alert

Nerd Alert

Do other six-year-olds make To Do Lists? It should be noted that this one doesn’t read yet. Or write anything else but his name. His name and To Do lists. Yep. That’s normal, right?

I’m not sure if I should be worried or really super excited. I’m a bit of a hyper-organized person myself in the most gleeful, “LOOK, 20 different colored Post-Its!” kind of way. I see office supplies and my mind starts racing with ways to employ them to make my life even more colorfully efficient.

I just bought this insanely large calendar on which to record everything that it’s possible to plan. I refuse to mount it to a wall because I anticipate walking around the house with it – skipping, probably – and dry-erasing to my heart’s content where ever I am…the couch, the dining room table, the pool raft…

Just thinking about it makes me happy.

Something tells me I’ve either ruined my child, or discovered my soul mate.


Here’s the translation:

-Get ice, get water (done)

-Research big black cat (done)

-Clap to wake up little brother

-Fill the wall with art


Why does this remind me of Calvin and Hobbes?



An illustrated guide on How to Wake Up Little Brother, as per Big Brother’s To Do List.

My dastardly little Calvin has recruited himself a Hobbes (little brother, naturally). Hobbes himself drew this guide, even though he’s the one who will be woken up!


1) Shine bright yellow light in eyes

2) Stick something in fan (later retracted due to safety concerns of the wake-ee)

3) Blow fan, directed at wake-ee’s ear

4) Shake bed (a classic)

5) As specified in the original To Do list: “Clap.”



As with so many moments in parenting, I’m not sure if I should be proud or nervous. But I’m always laughing with those two crazy kids.



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