Monday, April 20, 2009

Overheard...

Preface: Friday is garbage day. Last Friday, Troy forgot to take the garbage out before work. So, I thought what a perfect opportunity my boys had, to gather all the trash from the bathrooms, and then roll the big trash can out to the curb. Well, let me just tell you, it was utter torture for those two. I am almost positive tears were shed. It took them almost an hour. When I went to inspect later, more trash was on the ground, than had made it out to the trash.

Back to the story I overheard today...

I decided to walk to pick the boys up from school today. The boys are dog crazy. There is a house on the way home, that has tons of dogs in their front yard. There is a chain link fence and we were on the other side of the street, but I told the boys that those dogs have been known to bite people, so to stay away from those dogs. The conversation then ensued...

Jake: Mom, can we have a dog when we're 15?
Me: No.
Daxton: My mom says when I am 12, she'll let me have a dog, cause I'll be responsible then.
Kyle: There is NO way you can be responsible by the time you're 12. You'd have to be big enough to take the garbage out, and let me tell you, that is hard work. It will take at least until I'm 27 like my Uncle Jason to be responsible enough to take the trash out.(Jason's only 23, and I have a feeling he still doesn't take out the trash.)
Jake: Yeah, Kyle's right. We won't be able to have a dog until we're 27.
Me: Well then, it will be up to your wife if you get to have a dog.

4 comments:

Nurse Heidi said...

ROFL!!! Oh my gosh...that's the best thing I've heard all day :).

delilas said...

LOL!! I have a dog that they can have and you can take her back with you in May, heheh.

sarsosari said...

Thanks! That story was the best!!! What a great learning experience for them!!

Trisha said...

Jason is 23? Hard to believe!