Friday, April 3, 2009

Saving Up For A Much Needed Purchase

My son is once again saving money. Last month it was for the assault riffle, this month................a jar of peanut butter.

You may wonder why I am encouraging this purchase for my son. Well, allow me to explain.

Colby was sitting outside on the picnic table enjoying a snack of peanut butter. I could see where this was going as Max's nose went into high alert at the whiff of food. I immediately made the statement, "Do not feed the peanut butter to the dog," thinking that my sweet four year old would abide by my request.

Approximately three minutes later when I came back to the picnic table, Colby still had spoon in hand............and Max had tongue in jar. Grins and tail wags let me know that this was a happy moment, but being Mommy, I had to end the fun.

"Why did you disobey and feed Max the peanut butter?" I asked.

"He told me he wanted some," replied my son.

"How did he tell you that?"

"I can read his mind," Colby said.

"That is an amazing ability to have," I say. "Can you read my mind."

"Ummmm.........You are thinking you love me."

"Try again," I say.

"You are thinking that I am gonna buy some more peanut butter."

"Bingo!" I say.............time for illegal child labor so he can earn his peanut butter money. Ahh, the joys of motherhood!


Heather said...

I'm wanting to know how the dog liked the peanut butter? All I can think of is the movie "The Fox and the Hound 2" when Copper ate the peanut butter and Todd had to get the cow to squirt milk in his mouth. Maybe I've just watched too many Disney movies!

Brooke said...

He LOVED it......but he is also a dog that will eat ANYTHING!