Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Be specific

I'm working from home the rest of this week and most of next because the boy is out of school and the hubby is working. Of course that means too much tv for him while I'm preoccupied with my work, but I am calling in reinforcements to get him out of the house occasionally.

After lunch today, he asks if he can have the little box of jelly beans that I bought as a stocking stuffer, but forgot to hide, so now it was sitting on the counter. I say yes, but that he needs to save half of them for his sister. He took me literally. I picked up the container this afternoon and thought it was strange he could have made the package so sticky with just jelly beans. I found out why tonight. The boy tells the girl she can have the rest of the jelly beans after dinner. Exactly half. Because he only ate half of each one.



Anonymous said...

Too funny!!! Kids are so literal.

Sara said...

So, did she eat them?


Courtney said...

Of course! He'd already given her his already chewed gum before I could say "boo" so I figured, what the heck.

Michael said...

LoL. When they get older, you can tease them about this for years and years.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, just the thought of that makes me cringe. But like Michael said and I have to agree with him (just the thought of that makes me cringe too) but you can use this to embarrass them in front of friends and family at inopportune times in the future.