Planning Ahead

posted by Momo Fali on January 26, 2012

My nine year old son got upset last night watching his 13 year old sister use the calculator on her cell phone. That’s right, my kids fight over math. You can’t touch this kind of brilliance. Or, geekdom.

My son was complaining because he wants a cell phone and telling him he had to wait until he was 13 apparently came across as, “You have to wait an eternity! Mwah ha ha!” Then I waved my wand and threw some eye of newt on his pizza.

So, I made a deal with him. I said, “If you get good grades and are well-behaved, you can get a cell phone when you’re 12.”

To which he replied, “Okay, so if I’m not well-behaved then I can get one when I’m 13?”


  • Melisa

    He’s got an answer for everything, doesn’t he?

    He may have a future in politics too, just sayin.

  • Zak

    I love it!

  • pgoodness

    He found the loophole! πŸ™‚

  • Monica Alatorre

    Such a negotiator! πŸ™‚

  • kristen howerton

    Ha! Awesome.

  • Tara R.

    He’s quick.

  • lceel

    Yes, he IS quick.

    The best one I’ve heard, recently, I read yesterday. I can’t remember who it was, so I can’t link it in – I’ll just have to give you the highlights;

    Little Brother comes flying in through the back door, with Big Sister hot on his heels. Little Brother screams “Mom!! Dad!! Big Sister SLAPPED me!” Without missing a beat, and with all the condescension she could muster Big Sister says, “I did not. I just gave his face a High Five.”


  • BusyDad

    The boy is a Jedi.

  • dysfunctional mom

    He’s a realist!

  • meleah rebeccah

    Ahahahahahhahahahah! He’s sofa king funny

  • Ally

    Well… at least he’s covering his bases! πŸ™‚

  • JamieBMusings

    ROFL… The things that kids say.

  • The Laundress

    Smart one. I love that kind of thinker.

  • anymommy

    You are in trouble. That is excellent negotiating right there!

  • Canadian Dad

    LOL, my kids are 1 & 3 but we already have the same battle. The 3 year old knows how to get Angry Birds to pop up and he’d play it forever if I didn’t take it away.

    My 1 year old wants desperately to join in the fun but inevitably she ends up calling someone on my contacts list by accident. Then I end up having to talk to that person as I wonder why they are in my contact list in the first place.

    Great Post, sounds like you’re going to have your hands full!


  • Heather

    HAHAHAHAHHAHAH! At least he knows himself well πŸ˜‰

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