Kindness: Day One

alternate title: It’s a good thing I like candy

Scene One:

Eldest son brings down some kind of lego bionicle that he has just built, which looks exactly like every other lego bionicle he has ever made, you know, according to my untrained eyes.

Younger brother comes running in from another room, “Oh let me see. Let me see!!!”

Eldest son holds Lego Bionicle up over his head, “Get away from me, little freakazoid.”

Me, “Wow that was rude! I’m going to have take a candy for that one.”

Eldest son, shocked, “What? What am I supposed to say? Oh yes here have a look? Sheesh”

Me, “Uh, yes. That would be the KIND thing to say.”

Scene Two:

Husband asks how the candy as incentive is going.

“Pretty well, I’d say they have only lost half of it which isn’t bad for the first day, I think.”

“What are you doing with the candy that they lose?”

“Eating it myself. Because I deserve candy after having to put up with their bad attitudes.”

“I really don’t think you need it.”

And stealing this from grace…. NO VEGAS FOR YOU!!!

7 Responses to “Kindness: Day One”

  1. Erin Says:

    Y’know, I think I would take a piece of candy from the jar for your husband’s comment. That wasn’t very kind, either, though my husband would totally have said the same thing. I just love the honesty in our marriage… :)

  2. GraceD Says:

    NO CRAPS TABLE FOR YOU!

    NO PLENTIFUL AND SOMETIMES PRETTY GOOD AND ALWAYS CHEAP CASINO BUFFET FOR YOU!

    NO SCANTILY CLAD COCKTAIL WATIRESSES FOR YOU!

    NO DANNY GANS, SHOWMAN NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD ABOUT UNTIL THEY COME TO VEGAS AND SEE FIVE THOUSAND BILLBOARDS PROMOTING HIS SHOW, THIS DANNY GANS WHOEVER HE IS, FOR YOU!

    YAH!

    (that felt good…)

  3. Finelly Says:

    Oh, no he didn’t say that! Those would be fightin’ words in my house. Ok, not really, but maybe you could start up a kindness jar for him. He would definitely have lost a piece or two after that comment I’m guessing.

  4. Not June Cleaver Says:

    Hey, I like the idea of a kindness jar for him, and then when you get fat, it will be all his fault! :)

    Love your blog.

  5. rachel Says:

    What???? Of course you need candy! Lots of candy. But I’ve got my 8 year old running into convenience stores to buy me candy, so I may just be warped on sugar.

    I’m ruminating on the kindness jar here - trying to find a colorful candy they all like that no one is allergic to. hmmmm…. and worrying that they would yell at the person who “lost” them the candy.

    Thanks for the idea!

  6. jody2ms Says:

    LOL! Yes, the candy jar at our house would most definitly be a perk for me.

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