When I picked the boys up from school today Mike had a ‘light saver.’ It was a rolled-up and taped piece of butcher paper. I got a complete description of the ins and outs of light savers on the way home, and this from a child who has never seen Star Wars.
But of course Robbie wanted one, so I rolled up and taped a section of newspaper. Then Mike wanted to see whose stick was longer.
Really. I’m not kidding.
It turned out that the one I had made was larger, so of course I had to make another one from newspaper for Mike. Then they spent the next few minutes measuring their sticks. THANK GOD THEY WERE THE SAME SIZE!
Mr. Plain and I were eyeballing each other across the room and trying not to rupture something internal to keep from laughing. I almost burst a blood vessel in my eyeball.
Christ people, THEY’RE ONLY FOUR!!! This parenting boys thing is getting more interesting by the second.