Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Mission Impossible

My son James and his friend from school are conspiring to leave their homes in the middle of the night to go to the candy store to buy “LOTS” of candy. The plan is to wait until my wife and I are sleeping; James will then sneak downstairs and grab the keys to the car and leave undetected. James will proceed to drive the car 8 blocks to his friends house where his partner in crime will be waiting outside for my son’s arrival. Together they will go on a covert candy shopping spree and return home as if nothing had happened that night. I mentioned that he didn't have any money to buy candy, but before I could finish my sentance he was pointing to his piggy bank.

James told me of their plan last night before bed. I don’t know about you, but I found some holes in their arrangement starting with the fact that he’s 4.

16 comments:

Sara said...

LOL hmmmmm a sign of things to come maybe :) What would life be like without kids ? :) Pretty dull I think..

Jessica said...

Oh my! Could he even see over the steering wheel??

amy flege said...

oh no.. sounds like you better watch out when gets older dad!!! candy does sound good though!

jennifer said...

Too funny. I remember asking my son Carter what he was thinking one time, he was just staring off into space with a smile on his face..."candy," he said.

Ah, for the days when lifekdufcv was that simple...

Rebecca said...

Just stopping by to wish you a happy World Down Syndrome Day!

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Lori F said...

You can't blame a guy for dreaming big, even if he is 4! Think what he'll be trying to accomplish when he's 24. (Or not. Could be a scary thought...)

Kim Ayres said...

Ha ha! I love the fact that he's told you in advance. What a fantastic mix of ambition, sneakiness and trust in his father!

BStrong said...

Sara - James keeps me on my toes and that's a fact.

Jessica - He is definitely a driven child. He would find away.

Amy Flege - Maybe he'll do a 180 and be a dentist.

Jennifer - I'm glad he can dream of candy. When I stare off into space I dream of less stress.

Rebecca - Thanks Reb. Same to you.

lori f - I don't want to think about it. If he's still dreaming of candy at that age, he'd better be the CEO of Hershey.

Kim - It's great that he trusts me. Either that or it's a cry for help:)

jotcr2 said...

That is great. I ran away from home when I was 4. Must be something about that age. I got as far as the front gate, until my dad asked me if I wanted to go for a walk, and then I forgot all about it. Of course my parents still love to remind me about it.

Angel said...

Hmm, well tell him I said good luck with that!

L. Noelle said...

Very funny, Very funny! By the way, I have a very informative post today about Nutritional Intervention and Down Syndrome, in case you are interested, I hope you stop by and read! Thanks.

L. Noelle said...

One More Thing, if you have a chance, click on the links on my post. There is a TON of information! :)

Princess Morgan said...

Where ya been? We're itching for a blog update? :)))

Jeff said...

Have him call me next time. I will be glad to drive as I love candy.

Kim Ayres said...

C'mon BStrong, we know life's hectic with a new kid 'n all, but you can't desert us forever

Kanani said...

Hi, I found you from Kim's blog.
Oh, I love this story!
By the way, I wanted you to know that there's a novel coming out in August about a young man with Down's who wins the lottery. Go visit Patricia Wood's blog. My group is one of the first ARC (Advanced Reader Copies) reading it. So far we love it, and maybe she'll include you in on the advanced releases.