August 26, 2008

Parenting With The Wisdom Of Solomon

Today my two youngest got into an argument over a worthless plastic toy. I tried to determine who it truly belonged to but I just couldn’t figure it out. So with a burst of smarts I figured I’d find out the true owner by pulling a Solomon on them.

So I said, “Why don’t I cut it in half and then Gabe can have the top and Malachi can have the bottom?” expecting full well that the true owner of the toy would at the very least scream about the injustice of his toy being chopped up.

But unfortunately this was the result.


They thought it was a great idea!

Obviously this only works on women.

17 comments:

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Why am I not surprised that Malachi would be happy with the BOTTOM?

penguinsandladybugs said...

Nice try, though!!! Too funny!

Emily said...

you deserve a pat on the back for the wisdom part...smart move mom.

40winkzzz said...

You shoulda known better. They're BOYS, for Pete's sake!

Although mine would have suggested that the poor unfortunate army man simply be decapitated.

TAMI said...

You're a mathematician - doubling the toys and zeroing the problem!! Well done!!

Miriam said...

So I walked into the office here last night to find my husband laughing at the computer. I came up to see what he was reading/looking at. You bet!! Grace 4 Gayle!! He was reading some of your "boy stories" :) I told him about this post, and his immediate response (after chuckling) was "Cool!! She's really gonna CUT it in half!! Why can't you just BLOW IT UP, too, mom??" soon followed by "Tell her to remember that Solomon used that on WOMEN". I told him that HE should tell you, but he said it would be too weird for a guy to post on such a "pink" blog :) I STILL like your blog(s)!!

EEEEMommy said...

That is TOO funny!

mylittleducks5 said...

Just when we think we have them tricked. And then they out smart us. Better luck next time;)
:>Michelle

Halfmoon Girl said...

Hahahahahaha! LOVE IT!!! My boys would have done the same thing. I think you are right- it only works on women.

Stretch Mark Mama said...

Oh my, that got a good laugh outta me.

Growin' with it! said...

sure makes my "i'm gonna throw that toy away if you can't get along" move sound pitiful. pretty funny post!

MInTheGap said...

Next thing you know, they'll both be planning a funeral, and wanting to dig up the backyard... :)

~Rhen @yestheyareallmine said...

That looks like fun. I wonder if my kids will let me cut their toys in half. I will go find out. :)

mindyluwho said...

I laughed out loud! My boys would ask to do the cutting themselves!

His Girl said...

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA.

I'm soooo far behind on your blog, and plan to come back soon to comment it up, but this? couldn't wait.

*hysterical laughter* good stuff!

Mrs. Querido said...

LOL...that is so funny!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

I just happened upon your blog, and had to tell you how much this cracked me up. "...only works on women.." LOL!

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