Zack is already looking forward to his birthday. He still has nearly 2 months to go before it happens but yesterday he came into the dining room and he said "Hey Mom do not forget the party hats."
I have to say I was a bit confused because we certainly have not talked about any kind of parties happening. Without trying to sound stupid I asked him what he was talking about. While rolling his eyes at me he responded with "my birthday party silly". Alright then he must have been pondering this for a while then.
I told him I would not forget them and that we still had plenty of time. He then turned to walk away so I thought I had satisfied him enough that the subject was dropped for now.
Boy was I wrong.
He walked about 6 steps then turned and looked me square in the eye and said "Oh and Mom, Don't be cheap." Don't be cheap, what in the world is this kid talking about? I asked him what he meant by that and the little bugger responded with "Don't be cheap on the presents." I nearly fell over with laughter.
What could I possibly say to that? Apparently this child of mine does not understand I am not cheap... just thrifty!
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