Monday, March 30, 2009

Justifiable

JR just left for a 5 day business trip. [weep with me for a moment, won't you?]

Before he went, we gathered as a family to say our good-byes.

JR to Grasshopper: "Are you going to be a good boy for Mommy while I'm gone?"

Grasshopper: "Nope!"

JR: "You need to be a good boy!"

Grasshopper: "Why?"

JR: "Because I'll be very upset with you when I get home if you haven't been good!"

Grasshopper: "Oh, pwease!"

Me: "If he's no longer alive by Friday..."

JR: "It'll be completely justifiable, My Love."

Me: "Okay, as long as we're clear on that."

JR and I both look menacingly at Grasshopper.

Grasshopper: "Dat's silly!"

Somehow, I don't get the feeling that he's afraid for his life...

4 comments:

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Uh, yeah, good luck.
As someone who was pretty much alone for two years with my older one since my husband traveled overnight every week, I feel for you. Drink often and as necessary. It's always happy hour somewhere you know. Even if happy hour for you is a Coke or something, stay sane!

And don't listen to the experts a little duck tape never hurt any kid of mine...

Manic Mommy said...

Oh I feel your pain! I have a full week by myself coming up. Originally, I thought it was school vacation week. Thankfully, God is kind and it's the week before.

I'll light a candle for you.

Merrily Down the Stream said...

Love it! I threaten to 'beat them bloody' which has no effect what so ever...

Funnyrunner said...

Remember... bribes are GOOD.

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