Tuesday, May 20, 2008

THERE ARE SOME THINGS MEN JUST DON'T DO...


WHILE THE BOYS AND I WERE IN THE CAR WAITING FOR YET ANOTHER FAST FOOD FIX. I WAS WRITING OUT MY GROCERY LIST. I ASKED MASON WHAT WE SHOULD GET AT THE STORE. ANDREW ASKED ME IF DADDY JUST WENT TO THE STORE. THEN THE CONVERSATION WENT LIKE THIS:

MOMMY : YES, DADDY WENT TO THE STORE BUT HE ONLY GOT A FEW THINGS.

ANDREW : DID HE MAKE A LIST?

MASON : NO, ANDREW, MEN DON'T MAKE LISTS.

ANDREW : WHY? DO THEY KNOW MORE THAN GIRLS?

MASON : NO, IT'S JUST THAT BOYS KNOW SOME THINGS THAT GIRLS DON'T AND GIRLS KNOW SOME THINGS THAT BOYS DON'T.

I SAT IN THE FRONT SEAT SMILING. IT IS SO CUTE TO SEE HOW THEY PUT THE WORLD TOGETHER IN THEIR MINDS. I THOUGHT THAT WAS A PRETTY GOOD EXPLAINATION OF THINGS. AT 8 YEARS OLD HE HAS A PRETTY GOOD IDEA OF HOW THINGS WORK IN LIFE.

NOW I NEED TO BREAK THE NEWS TO MARK THAT HE DOESN'T KNOW EVERYTHING. ;-) OH, MAYBE THAT MEANS I DON'T KNOW EVERYTHING EITHER...WE'LL, WE DON'T HAVE TO TELL MARK THAT PART. :-0

THIS MORNING ANDREW AND I WERE ENJOYING OUR TIME IN THE CAR TOGETHER. WE HAVE SOME OF OUR BEST CONVERSATIONS AS WE COMMUTE 30 MINUTES TO HIS BABYSITTER, RONDA'S, AND MY OFFICE. HE NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE ME WITH HIS "WISDOM" BEYOND HIS 4 YEARS. THIS WAS TODAY'S GEM... (THE ITALICIED ARE MY FLOODING THOUGHT IN THIS MOMENT)

ANDREW: MOM, I WANT TO BE RICH.

MOM: WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE RICH? HOW DOES HE KNOW WHAT "RICH" MEANS? OH, YEAH, BIG BROTHER

ANDREW: BECAUSE I WANT MONEY.

MOM: YOU KNOW MONEY IS NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING.

ANDREW: YEAH, BUT IT'S IMPORTANT WHEN YOU WANT A LEAPSTER.

WELL, MY ATTEMPT TO TEACH HIM ABOUT EARNING PRIVILAGES BY DENYING THE LEAPSTER AND EXPECTING HIM TO SAVE HIS MONEY HAS TURNED HIM INTO A CAPITALIST PIG! ;-)

MOM: TELL ME WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN MONEY?

ANDREW: GOD.

MOM: RIGHT! WHAT ELSE?

ANDREW: MY BROTHER

WHEW! I FEEL BETTER NOW. WE HAVE NOT LOST ALL PERSPECTIVE AS HE STRIVES TO ACHIEVE BY EARNING HIS LEAPSTER.


CHECK OUT WHAT THE REST OF THE KIDS ARE SAYING TO MAKE US THANK THE LORD FOR WHO THEY ARE...AND GIGGLE AT NOT BEFORE 7 . YOU MAY EVEN WANT TO SHARE A LINK TO SOME OF YOUR KIDS CRACK UPS.

5 comments:

Kimi said...

you better just get ready...you have a TOUGH job ahead of you if you are going to tell Mark he doesn't know everything. he will argue with you about that to the end.

of course he does know EVERYTHING....see he has even convinced me.....NOT!!!

J/K...Mark is a alright guy...for the peskie little brother type.

Kim

Amy said...

Too funny! I can't wait until Shane is old enough to communicate better on our morning commute. I can't wait to see how his mind thinks and processes info.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Oh yes, it is important if you want a leapster :) Cute stuff.

I am such a list maker too!

Happy TTT!

Kelsey Smith said...

Oh I just Love little boys how cute!

Grannalisa said...

That is so cute!! I love your little boy posts!!

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