Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Excuse Me For A Moment - While I Laugh My Head Off

using cbd oil for pain control We are eating dinner at one of our favorite Chinese buffet restaurants. I am sitting across the table from my son. He is shoveling stringy, yellowish noodles into his mouth and telling me the story about twins this, twins that - something he learned in Sunday school - I never did figure out who he was talking about. He said, "The one boys name was a short name."

I say "Abel?"

He says, "No," and goes on and on trying to remember the names of characters in this bible story and every name I offer (of the multitudes of bible names that I can recall - HA!) is wrong - and I offer a lot of names. Any name I can think of that sounds remotely bible-ish - like Ezra or Joseph or Emmanuel - all wrong. But, the moral of the story had to do with the one son stealing his brother's birth-right, being favored by his mother and ending up being King - or something.

He finishes up with this story (that I found very interesting, by the way) and then he says, "How much money do you have saved for me?" as he is now interested in his birth-rights (tee hee).

I say, "It's for college," and leave it at that.

He then says, "Well, I want to get a scholarship. That way I can use the money you saved for me for whatever I want."

I said, "That would be really great," and then I went on to explain that if that happened (a scholarship - *clasps hands and says a little prayer to God to please make it so*) the "left-over" money would not necessarily be his to spend however he wished (ACK!).

He then said, in between bites of his egg roll, "I really want my dream goal to come true."

To which I said, "Yeah, what is your dream goal?"

And he said, "To own as many exotic and rare cars as possible."

I laughed and said, "Like Jay Leno."

His face went blank.

Then he said, "But first I'll have to use all my college money to buy the mansion - I'll have to have the mansion to store all the cars in," and then he jumped up from his seat and ran off towards the buffet - to get more stringy, yellowish noodles.


My face went blank.


On the upside ... For the record - he really has NO BIRTH-RIGHTS and ... he is NOT using any money that we have spent years saving - to buy HIMSELF A MANSION!I'm just saying.

58 comments:

forgetfulone said...

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forgetfulone said...

Did you ever find out who the "twins" were? Was it the story of the Prodigal Son? Or was it an old testament story about Saul?

multipleblessings said...

The twins were Isaac's sons, Jacob and... Um.... Esau (I can't remember how to spell it *lol*)

Just in case you were curious! *lol* (It's a good story :) )

Your kids are too cute!

Julie

hillsmithfamily said...

Judging by his description, I think he was talking about Jacob and Esau. They weren't twins, but Jacob being the younger received what should have been Esau's inheritance and blessing.

You'll have to ask him if he plans to take what should be the twins' inheritance. ;-)

I'm a former Sunday School teacher, what can I say... (And may become one again as Little Dude gets older...)

Dad said...

Bythe way. The twins were Esau & Issac

Dad said...

He's dreaming, something some people never learned to do. I didn't.

JO-N said...

He is going to get the mansion because the law of attraction says, if you think it, you will get it. Don't worry cos I think he will use his money.

By the way, please read this and look out for your name:

http://love4kids.blogspot.com/2008/01/once-upon-time.html

Are You Serious! said...

I love the minds of children!

Family Adventure said...

LOL I love how he transitioned from bible studies to himself. Very subtle - I bet he had it all planned that way :)

Heidi

Dad said...

Kel, I made a mistake. The Bibical twins were Esau & Jacob. Not Esau & Issac. Sorry 'bout that. Age, you know, dims our memory.

Cheeky said...

It so funny to hear what kids want when they are young. Teenage daughter was going to be a real estate agent for the longest time when she was little. These days its an orthodontist (cause she currently has braces).....we will see.

Manchild wants to be a professional gamer. Can't I just send him to work at that now? Silly child labor laws LOL

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

I think you're being selfish - it is HIS money after all! I love how kids think.

Hallie

Mary Alice said...

Oh my what a big dreamer you have! You didn't explain that all left over money after scholarship was to go for YOUR mansion?

wheelsonthebus said...

Is THAT what the college savings account we set up is for?!

Crystal said...

I am so impressed by the future life planning. So he dreams big, maybe he will buy you a mansion next door to his so you can come over and clean his cars! :)

Amanda said...

HAHAH THat was so funny. Maybe you can use the money to buy a mansion now so that you can spend some time in it too :)

pb&j in a bowl said...

That is hilarious! I think I probably had some ideas like that when I was young and disillisioned. I kinda think my parents liked watching me figure it out on my own.

Brittany said...

ha ha ha ha ha. Oh man. Kids. Maybe he'll let you stay in one of his 25 rooms? lol Too funny.

Congrats on the blog nominations! I shall vote :)

Patti said...

Ahhh children and their lofty dreams! "birthright" .. I love it! So so so so southern!

Lisa said...

BWAHAHA! :o)

girlymom said...

Oh let him have his mansion...as long as he buys one for his momma first!!! :) Love it!

Melissa said...

Oh mom, your just no fun...;)

Rima said...

I remember being INCREDULOUS when I found out there was NO WEDDING FUND for me. I thought it was my birth-right. And I was, like, 27?

Poor, poor me.

Mango Marie said...

Oh, how funny! We have money set aside for college...but if the kids get scholarships, we are using it to buy a second home...somewhere!

One Scrappy Gal said...

We've been saving money for our children, but we're not telling them that!! We'll encourage them to get scholarships, maybe join the military for a couple of years, elope!! Whatever doesn't get used by them will be used by us to fund a getaway to the tropics!! :)

Kathryn said...

Wow! He must be planning on going to a really expensive college if the money saved is enough to build a mansion! ;)

Dawn said...

Funny kid; that's a lot of college money if it will buy a mansion!

Lucille said...

Funny! I like how almost all of your readers could NAME the people from the bible. YIKES _ I'd better re-study and fast!

When he does get the mansion - he knows that one WING is for you, right?

Have a great day!

Don Mills Diva said...

Not unless he lets mom and dad move in anyway!

Kami said...

If he gets a scholarship (also clasping hands in prayer for that one over here!) the money will go to a mansion but I am guessing you and your hubby won't be letting him squat in it with all his fancy schmancy cars!

HA!

Andrea said...

never a dull moment, Kellan...never a dull moment!

The Stevens Family said...

I love his mind. Minds of children are great! Good luck with that one.

Leah said...

If you've got enough college money saved that he COULD by a mansion, I'm sending my kids to live with you!! LOL

At least he's dreaming BIG!!

OHmommy said...

Your stories are simply the BEST. I can;t wait for grown-up conversations with my kiddos.

LOL... nice dream your son has. :)

Laurie M. said...

Ha! Life is so entertaining at your house!

Karen said...

Drat Esau for putting ideas into your boy's head. At least he isn't conspiring to take his sisters' money like that infamous character did.

He's got a plan for life, doesn't he? Good luck with that, son. :)

Nap Warden said...

Aim high, that's what I say!

kimmy said...

My kids talk about what they want to be when they grow up. It changes all the time. For a while they wanted to drive the ice cream truck. If my daughter is anything like me, she would be in the back eating it all!

Kimmy

Mo said...

At least he dreams big! Maybe you should tell him that if he does get a mansion and a collection of exotic & rare cars, as his loving mother, you deserve a room in the mansion and a car to drive around :)

My Goodness said...

Well...in the manision you might have some of those rooms you posted about last week...and a butler...and a pool.

Maybe it wouldn't be such a horrible life...hmmm?

bren j. said...

Boy, some kids, hey? Where DO they get these ideas??

Irene said...

Hey, at least he has dreams and goals! Right?

Too funny!

Amy said...

Hilarious!! How old is he? Because I don't know if I can send all four of my girls to college, they might just have to marry well. And he looks like he's a prime candidate!

Julie Pippert said...

LOL! He is too much. Just great.

Natalie said...

What a character!!! You must have a lot of fun with him around.

Bavani said...

You know what's the scary part? His logic makes sense - and he may really work extra hard to get that scholarship so that he can pocket the saved money - watch out :) - you've got a little smart boy on your hands.

Bren said...

He's a big dreamer, huh? Nothing wrong with that!

Pam said...

It is nice to have big dreams...but maybe he could let you live in the big mansion ;)

katy said...

My kids know that college is expensive and they are getting a little help from their parents.. but not much. My cousin always tells me she appreciated her college classes more and worked harder when she knew it was her own money paying for it.

Amy said...

So a collection of exotic cars and a mansion to put them in...

Interesting.

Do you have any local hillbillies? Because they have CARS everywhere. Some of them could be considered exotic, and they just keep them on the front lawn so everyone can enjoy them.

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Hey, he has it all figured out, good for him! He's a positive thinker, and they say half of attaining your dreams is believing in them in the first place. I like that "boy" of yours!

Lizzy

Karen MEG said...

Well that's a pretty lofty goal...he's got ambition, and that's a good thing. A mansion would be all right for him to buy for mom, after he gets his schooling perhaps before he picks up his exotic cars. Maybe pass that nugget along to him ;)

Nicki said...

Hey, a kid can dream though!

Joanna said...

That boy is a sharp cookie!

Stacie said...

wow, he has fantastic dreams. start savin mom. :D

Becky said...

LOL! Funny kids, they think money grows on trees!

Sniz said...

Yesterday, Izzi (9) was asking how much college paid. I said college doesn't pay you, sweetie, you pay to go to it. She said, yeah, that's what I meant. So how much money do I have? I said, um, none. Well, maybe 100.00. She said, well, I'd like to spend that right now. Right.

Jen said...

Has he been talking to my son?

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