Saturday, October 11, 2008

What IS That Puddle?

This happened a few days ago, but I'm just now getting around to sharing it. Enjoy it anyway.

Number One had football practice this past Tuesday, but the weather was a little too cold for Snort to be outside. I told the King one of us had to go with Number One, and one of us would have to stay home with the other three. He decided to stay home with the other three.

I called about half way through the practice to check and see how things were going. Usually, within and hour, they have the King all but bound and gagged. Not so this time. He assured me that all was going well, and he had it under control. I was impressed as I knew that the evening hours tend to be the "witching hours" in our house. It's when things get a little bit chaotic to say the least. So, I sat back and just enjoyed the practice.

About 45 minutes later, my phone rang and the King said, "We're here in the parking lot. We'll just wait for you here." I was surprised by the sudden change, and asked what happened. This is the explanation he gave:

"Pretty took the Beast's hearing aid out of his ear again, and threw it under the desk. He was freaking out so I crawled under there to get the aid. Before I knew it, my pants were soaked. I came out and asked Beast if he'd had a drink in the computer room. He told me no because Mommy doesn't allow drinks in the computer room. I asked him if he knew what was all wet under the desk. He shook his head yes. So, I told him to tell me what it was. He replied, 'I really had to go to the bathroom, but I didn't want the computer to turn off, so I just peed under the desk'. At that point, I took my wet pants and the three of them, loaded them into the van, and came here."

I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. Of course, I required the Beast to help with the clean up. But, he just looked so straight faced when he gave me the same explanation. It was like he was saying, "Hey! I followed rules. No drinks in there, but you never said no pee in there." Off to imagine what he's likely to dream up next so I can tell him it's not allowed before it ever happens.


Sonja said...

I just about died laughing when you told this story on the board. It's funny to read it again. Man, the things kids think up!

Kristin said...

That is funny! I know who's blog to come to when I need to laugh. :)