So, with a little luck, I should be back to regular posting. Lately, work has taken over my life and that is never fun. But, while there isn't any fun to be had at work, there are always good times around the house.
For instance, this past weekend we went to a kindergarten birthday party. Of course, said birthday boy invited his ENTIRE kindergarten class and EVERY SINGLE one attended so it was just like another day of school. And this kindergarten class is no piece of cake, it's 2-1 boys to girls so it's extra full of energy. It should be noted, after dealing with an entire kindergarten for 2 hours, my perception that teaching a kindergarten class would be easy or a "piece o'cake" is so incredibly wrong that I will admit I was wrong.
But, back at the party, I discovered the origins of "keeping up with the Jones's". The birthday boy gave a tour of his room and showed off all his toys and of course, Boy was suitably impressed. But, the thing that impressed him most… beyond the race sets, beyond even all the spiderman action figures was the fact that his little friend had a television in his room.
Now, we won't get into the ridiculousness of a 5-6 year old having a television in his room, but Boy was in awe. So much so, we discussed it later.
Boy: Daddy, I want a television in my room for Christmas.
Daddy: That's nice but we don't have televisions in our rooms. Mommy and I don't have one. Girl and Tiny don't have one, so you can't have one.
The boy is used to hearing no to his endless requests but the TV in the room was apparently too impressive to let go. He continued on....
Boy: Well, when can I have a TV in my room?
Daddy: When you have your own house then you can have one.
Personally, I thought this was a good answer. If he asked, I could ramble on about saving money and hard work and so forth and so on. Or, better yet, he would be stumped and the issue would pass. But, the conversation took an unexpected turn....
Boy: When can I buy a house?
Daddy: When you're 18
Boy: I wanna go live at Grandma's
Once again, Daddy is outwitted by the little Man.