Posted by: simplyelizabeth | October 21, 2008

A Conversation. A Serious Conversation.

Just another short ditty today, but I think all of you with children at home or anywhere in your lives will relate. 

This was the conversation in my van after work.

DS#2 “Mom, tomorrow night at McDonald’s my teacher said they’re going to be doing free finger painting.”

Me “That’s fingerprinting and we did that last year.”

DS#2 “We need to do it again.”

Me “No we don’t.  You only need to be fingerprinted once.  You’re fingerprints don’t ever change.”

DS#2  “Nuhuh.  My teacher said we need to do it every month.”

DS#3  “My teacher said we ne (hiccup) ed to get it done ev (hiccup) ery day.  I’m serious.  I’m really serious. (hiccup)”

I wish I held the kind of power over my children that McDonald’s does.  Don’t you?

One more little gem.  We had spaghetti last night.  They all want Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top unless I don’t ask and then they don’t want it if I do put it on.  Isn’t that how most things work in your house?

Me “DS#3, do you want cheese on top?”

DS#3 “No!  I want Parmesan.”

Yep.  This is why I feel a little nutty sometimes.  There seem to be many conversations that follow closely to a “Who’s on first” skit. 

Happy day!

Blessings & Hugs, Elizabeth

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Responses

  1. I think this is why God gives us children when we are young. Can you imagine if you were fifty years older with a little touch of dementia having this conversation? 🙂

  2. That is so funny. So, so funny. Man, McDonald’s even has the police working for them. And you can’t say no to the police, can you?

  3. That is my house exactly – they want it if I don’t do it – they don’t want it if I do! Does that even make sense?


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