Holidays, Uncategorized

Trick or Nuts

Things you don’t want to hear while trick or treating… Sigh…

I’m thinking it’ll be a few more years before I can totally let Jack go out trick or treating without adult supervision. And by then he’ll be too old.

Jack: Trick or nuts!!

me: (yelling from the curb) Jack knock it off!

Jack: Guys look it says take one. It’s a whole bowl! (I see him bending over the large bowl of candy for at least 30 seconds.)

me: Jack! Just one!

Jack: No it means one of each kind!!

me: Sigh.

Jack: (rings bell…bing bong, waits 2 seconds) Guys!!! No one’s home! (Tears off to the next house. Woman answers door in 4 seconds…oh well, too late)

Jack: Cheap candy here! Don’t bother! 

me: Jaaaack, be nice…geez. And wait for your friend! 

Jack: I AM waiting!!! (He runs to the next house leaving his friend in the 7-foot-high costume to catch up at his own pace)

me: Want me to hold some? That bag looks like it’s ripping. 

Jack: No way, you just want to eat it all.

me: Grrrrr…

Jack: And I’m not sharing either! 

me: Okay we’re done. Last house! 

Jack: Guys, meet me in my mom’s bathroom so we can weigh our loot! 

me: Sigh… And like last year, he forgot about the candy the rest of the weekend and hasn’t mentioned it today yet. We’ll find it in a month…

    
 

Conversations

When am I old enough to…

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Kids can’t wait to get older. Their parents wish they would always stay young. 😦

Jack has asked this same question a thousand times. When will I be old enough to…? You can fill in the blank.

Jack: When can I trick or treat by myself?

me: Maybe when you’re a teenager. Maybe.

Jack: Awwww! When can I have a phone cuz all my friends have them!?

me: When you’re old enough to be somewhere by yourself. Sooo, you’re years away from that too.

Jack: Then when can I be at the mall with my friends without you?

me: When you’re old enough to drive yourself there.

Jack: Well, when’s that?

me: You’ll probably be 17? Something like that.

Jack: Argghh but that’s forever away from now! But I can use your car right?

me: You’re gonna have to buy one somehow.

Jack: Yeah, well how old do I have to be to move out??!! (He stomps away)