Friday, February 23, 2007

Parent Of The Year, Part 2

Oldest child: Can I kill my brother?

Me: No. We don't have burial insurance. I haven't been a very good parent, so if he dies I'll feel guilty and have get him an expensive casket. Then we won't have as much money to spend on you.

Oldest child: That makes sense.

[Pause while oldest child goes downstairs and talks to youngest. Youngest comes upstairs.]

Youngest child: Did you tell him he could kill me if it wasn't so expensive?

Me: I guess it sounds bad when you put it like that.