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  • Honesty

    March 6, 2007

    is the best policy. And big blue eyes and a winsome smile don’t hurt either.

    This morning, this exchange:

    AM: Sean, what should we do today?

    Sean: We should go to Wal-Mart and buy me some toys.

    So. We did.


    1. Julie Q. says:

      You gotta love a day with an agenda like that. (and a mom willing to follow through with it).

      March 6th, 2007 at 11:14 pm

    2. Chilihead says:

      Sometimes you just can’t help it can you?

      March 6th, 2007 at 11:17 pm

    3. Tara says:

      Will it work next time? lol

      March 7th, 2007 at 2:52 am

    4. Beck says:

      I’m glad I don’t read things out loud, or my kids would get some ideas from hearing that!

      March 7th, 2007 at 5:31 am

    5. Antique Mommy says:

      Tara, Depends on if I recently allowed him to fall off the kitchen counter. πŸ™‚

      March 7th, 2007 at 6:45 am

    6. theresa says:

      That’s what my niece says to me. Sometimes she calls me on the phone and says, “Aunt Theresa, I think I need to get spoiled, could you come get me?” It’s adorable!

      March 7th, 2007 at 6:46 am

    7. Antique Mommy says:

      Chilihead – It is SO hard. It’s one of the things I struggle with most – how to raise a grateful child in the midst of excess.

      March 7th, 2007 at 6:49 am

    8. Babystepper says:

      Wow! I am so glad to know I’m not the only Mommy out there who can’t resist that!

      March 7th, 2007 at 7:26 am

    9. maggie says:

      Aw, you’re so nice to him.

      March 7th, 2007 at 8:19 am

    10. Keith says:

      That is great that you did what he suggested! He will now love you forever!

      March 7th, 2007 at 8:37 am

    11. wordgirl says:

      Hey…the guy knows what he wants. Some adults wait most of their lives to have that kind of self-direction. Pick me up a loaf of bread and jug of 2% milk. Okay?

      March 7th, 2007 at 8:41 am

    12. Theresa says:

      Antique Mommy, I just came over from Big Mama’s blog. Your blog is wonderfully refreshing! And it’s soooo nice to read a blog from somebody in my age group. I was really starting to feel like the “Granny Grunt” of blogdom. Of course, I don’t have children at home (unless of course, you count my 86 year old mother), but I have grandchildren that are 5 (two of these), 3, and 17 months!

      March 7th, 2007 at 8:43 am

    13. Mommy, the Human Napkin says:

      I fall prey to three sets of big clear blue-grey eyes far too often. It’s hard to resist, I know.

      March 7th, 2007 at 8:51 am

    14. Maria says:

      I would have too.

      March 7th, 2007 at 8:54 am

    15. Jenna G says:

      Hmmm..that never worked for me. What a privilege to be able to “bless” our children on occasion.

      March 7th, 2007 at 8:54 am

    16. Jill says:

      That’s too cute! Hope you got somethin good for Mommy while you were there too πŸ™‚

      March 7th, 2007 at 9:27 am

    17. Antique Mommy says:

      Keith wrote: “That is great that you did what he suggested! He will now love you forever!

      Yes Keith! Eternal love can now be yours at Wal-Mart for about $7.99. πŸ™‚

      March 7th, 2007 at 9:28 am

    18. Shalee says:

      Will that work for adopted sisters? I’ve got the blue eyes, a nice smile and freckles to boot…

      And I could think of some great toys with which we could play!

      March 7th, 2007 at 9:28 am

    19. Robbin says:

      Yeah. I’m a sucker, too. Only mine has big melty chocolatey brown eyes and bats his long lashes at me. He doesn’t even talk yet. He doesn’t have to.

      March 7th, 2007 at 9:41 am

    20. Kara says:

      LOL! They can be so irresistible lol.

      March 7th, 2007 at 10:12 am

    21. Christine says:

      Ahhhh, isn’t it nice to say “yes” sometimes!!

      March 7th, 2007 at 10:43 am

    22. Stacey says:

      He’s got you wrapped around his little finger doesn’t he? Somehow I’m not sure that would fly at our house : )

      March 7th, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    23. Janet Bowser says:

      Man, after six kids my answer would be, “or maybe YOU should clean up YOUR room (that we provide and we also feed you and clothe you…insert diatribe here).” Your answer was better. You son is lucky that you are his mom.

      March 7th, 2007 at 1:57 pm

    24. Roxanne says:

      Sometimes. . .well. . .sometimes it’s just as much fun for us to go to Wal-Mart and buy them some toys as it is for them. My son is, right this second, enjoying a race track rug I bought him for just that very reason–’cause I wanted him to have it.

      March 7th, 2007 at 6:13 pm

    25. Angela says:

      You are the BEST MOM EVER. I believe in living JUST like that. Good for you!

      March 8th, 2007 at 8:16 am

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