Monday, November 17, 2008

Random Funny Things My Kids Say - Part 17

So the kids were piling in the car the other night and Angus had brought with her 2 string cheese sticks while Youngest brought in a bag of smart popcorn. As I am driving, I hear Oldest and Youngest asking for some cheese which Angus is reluctant to share. Grudgingly she finally shares half of one with Oldest and eats the other whole herself. Youngest has been steadily crunching her popcorn and asks again for some cheese.

"Ok," Angus says. "I'll make a deal with you. The rest of this cheese for the rest of your popcorn."

"Deal!" Youngest says, and hands over the bag as Angus gives her the half stick of cheese.

I can see Youngest in my back view mirror begin to quickly eat the cheese. Angus sticks her hand in the bag and shouts, "Hey! There's nothing left! You cheated me!!"

"Nuh uh!" Youngest mumbles as she shoves the rest of the cheese in her mouth.

"That's so wrong!" Angus fumes. "There's no popcorn left! We made a deal! Cheese for popcorn! You cheated me!"

"No I didn't, there was still some in the bag!"

"It's crumbs! Just crumbs!" Angus is furious.

Oldest and I are giggling.

Angust shouts, "That's not funny!"

"Well it is funny," I say. "But not nice."

"Yeah that's not nice! She cheated me!"

"No I didn't!" Youngest says earnestly. "She didn't ask me how much was left in the bag. She should have asked how much was left first. That's not my fault. That's her fault!"

Angus has just learned the important lesson of caveat emptor and Youngest has proven herself to be a devious little conniver. That's my girl.

16 comments:

JaneyV said...

If I ever get stuck in a hostage negotiation situation I want Youngest negotiating my release!

Smart Girl... but I do feel sorry for Angus - she was done up like a kipper!

moonrat said...

like i said... you're in big trouble in a couple of years!

Charles Gramlich said...

Remind me never to work out a deal with your children.

Aine said...

Oh man! Another lawyer in the making...
;)

Jacqui said...

Sneaky! I love it.

Mom In Scrubs said...

So much wisdom in such a small package...and she's teaching her sisters some valuable lessons for the future. Now who's going to teach HER, Ello. You've got your work cut out for you!

ChrisEldin said...

When it comes to food, it's good to be street smart.
:-)

Larramie said...

Don't ask, don't be told.... :)

Precie said...

Nice. I wanna be Youngest when I grow up!

Aerin said...

Oh, Precie, I wanna be Ello when I grow up...maybe Janey can be Angus and Moonie can be Oldest...now we need a Da Man....

Carleen Brice said...

Moonrat says you're in trouble in a couple of years. I say sleep w/one eye open NOW! :)

Demon Hunter said...

LOL. Too funny. I love it. Youngest is going to be an attorney like Mommy. :-D Funny.

Hey Ello, come by my blog and pick up your award. :-D

cindy said...

oh, no. she only got the gubbins! hard lesson learned! your girls are so cute ! and smart! and sassy! like their mom. i know, i'm like a broken record. ha!

Travis Erwin said...

Life lessons can come from anywhere.

Kelly said...

So funny! It sounds like what my oldest would do to his younger two siblings...You have a smart young one!

Lana Gramlich said...

I think Youngest has the makings to become Empress of the Known Multiverse. We should all be very, VERY afraid!