flashback friday – 29 nov 2008

Each Friday I highlight old favorites from my now-abandoned blog “From the Top of the Stairs.” I hope you enjoy the re-runs as much as I do!

Another favorite memory!

“NEVER TOO YOUNG TO MESS WITH!”

Tonight Savannah came into our bedroom holding a small, white scrap of paper in her hands.

In a worried little voice she asked, “Mama, what’s a consumer (pronounced ‘kahn-soomer’)”?

Thinking that she had been watching television reports on Christmas spending or something similar, I replied that it’s a person who buys something.

She silently held out the slip of paper, ripped off of her mattress just moments before:

“UNDER PENALTY OF LAW
THIS TAG NOT TO BE REMOVED
EXCEPT BY THE CONSUMER”

“Will I get in trouble if I take this off?” was her next timid question.

My motherly response, said with a completely straight face: “Oh man, I’m sorry, but you are sooo going to jail…”

Sometimes I really don’t know what gets into me, but I can’t seem to help myself. What fun is having children if you can’t mess with their minds, just a little!

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