April 30, 2013

Shoot Out The Lights

We were driving home from Target when a conversation - a civilized one, not one launched by "you're a butt" - broke out in the backseat.

Mia: My light's going out when I'm 18.
Owen: Really?
Mia: Yeah. But yours is going out when you're 16.
Owen: Why sixteen.
Mia: I don't know. But at 16 it's lights out for you.
Owen: I don't want my lights to go out.
Mia: Neither do I but I'm going to be in high school when mine do.
Owen: Will I be in high school too?
Mia: I don't know. Dad, will Owen be in high school when his lights go out?
Me: What? Whose lights are going out? What kind of morbid conversation is this?
Mia: What's morbid mean?
Owen: Yeah, what's morbid? And what about my lights?

Let's back up.

Earlier in the day Beth had gone on a whitewater rafting trip. It was me and the kids. Solo. I was officially outnumbered. So we went shopping for lamps. I know. I know how to treat the kids. Lamps. Woohoo!

Fast forward.

Positioned at a stoplight, I turn around to see just what these two morbid kids are talking about. As it turns out, Mia has the pack of lightbulbs I bought on her lap. The box reads, "Guaranteed for 11 years." They weren't being morbid at all. Just figuring out the next time they'd have to scam their dad for lightbulbs.

Posted by Chris at April 30, 2013 8:19 AM

That.Is.Priceless! Thanks for the giggle this morning!

Posted by: cyndy at April 30, 2013 9:11 AM

Now that is planning.

Posted by: J at April 30, 2013 10:14 AM

And YAY math skills!

Posted by: alektra at April 30, 2013 5:01 PM

That's hilarious! Thanks for the laugh this morning.

Posted by: Carolyn at May 1, 2013 9:14 AM

That was funny! I didn't see that coming, even when you mentioned the shopping trip. I love moments like that.

Posted by: Viv at May 2, 2013 12:36 AM

Good day

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