Working The System

Thing 2 likes to remind us that he’s a big boy.

As in, he likes to tell us that he’s ALMOST SIXTEEN and that he CAN ALMOST DRIVE, all of the time.  If we insist that he’s our small boy, he denies it with an argument that refuses to lose.  So, it came as a bit of a surprise this afternoon, when he announced to the woman in the deli at the grocery store, “I’m just a little kid!”

She was busy filling an order for chicken for the elderly man in front of us, so she didn’t hear Thing 2.

No matter.

He sat up straighter in the cart, leaned closer to the deli counter, and pretty much hollered, “I said, I’M JUST A LITTLE KID!”

I told him that we don’t talk to people with that tone of voice, and then I added, “And I thought you were almost sixteen?”

Thing 2 looked at me and announced, “Mom, sometimes when you tell people at the grocery store that you’re just a little kid, they give you free cookies, and you don’t even have to give them any money.”

Pray for our family as the Spirit leads you.


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