Tuesday, July 12, 2011

What My 6-Year Old Would Buy If He Had a Credit Card

As I was cleaning out my purse last week, Ben stood next to me and looked intently at its contents. 

"I can't wait until I have a credit card."

"Really?" I asked.

"Yeah.  When I'm a man."

"And what would you buy with your credit card?"

"Man things."

"Well, of course.  But what man things?"

"Guns and swords."


Yesterday it was unbearably hot and muggy, but our basement stays nice and cool.  I allowed the boys to play Wii for the majority of the morning.  At one point, Ben marched upstairs with purpose.

"Mom?  We need more Wii games.  I'll need your laptop."  A yell came from the depths of the house.  "Oh yeah.  And your credit card."

"No.  Absolutely not."  Best to nip these thoughts in the bud.  Ben's shoulders fell and he wandered defeated back into the basement.  A few seconds later, I heard him shout the following to Caleb:

"Yes I was!  I was VERY CUTE!"

I'm hiding my purse.


hokgardner said...

Uh-oh - they've joined forces against you!

Anonymous said...

That is so funny! Beware the cute Ben!

Natalie said...

hahahaha!! This had me laughing so hard! Too stinkin' cute!! And man! He already knows how to work the system with cuteness! You are in soo much trouble with that one! lol!

Libby said...

That's adorable. We used to have my brother ask for stuff because he didn't ask for much and my dad would always give in, then we used him one too many times...

Holly said...

He IS unbelievably cute. Another man thing Ben wants: pruning shears. He thinks they're cool and manly. Who knew? (I wish I could convince my husband the same thing.)

Tamika said...

AH! Awesome! Seriously - where do they come up with these things?