I recently had each of those moments.
at the same time.
My 9 year old desperately wanted a Kindle Fire. He seemed to be of the impression that if he had his own tablet he would be allowed to play games on it as often as he wanted.
that I wouldn’t enforce screen time.
silly child. but, that’s another story.
Anyways, we wouldn’t buy one for him. I know, mean parents. but, if he saved his money,we said he could get one. $160 (or whatever it is) is ALOT of money for a 9year old.
His sister, the 14 year old, felt bad for him. She wanted to be a good sister, a hero. She wanted to help…or so she says.
I think she was just being brilliant.
She offered to loan him the remaining $60 he needed. He was sooo happy. She was sooo willing. I was unaware of any of this.
She shows up with a paper, and hands it to me.
“read this, you are a witness” she says to me.
“Levi hereby agrees to be my peasant until he has paid off the $60 dollars he owes me. He will do whatever I say, whatever I need to make me happy. He cannot complain or say no or I will take away his Kindle.”
I read. I gave legal advice to Levi that went like this…
“DO NOT SIGN THE DOCUMENT”.
He signed. He got the Kindle. He is finding cats, bringing tea, doing chores, giving massages. And decorating Santa hats for his sister.
brilliant and stupid.
in one fell swoop.
P.S. this same Levi is guest posting today at Fingers In The Dirt.
Yes, guest posting. And it’s adorable. Do this mom a favor and go read!