10/28/08

obama-robber


the other morning max came downstairs with some very concerning news.

m - mom, someone stole a dollar from my bank. i counted my money last night and i'm missing a dollar.

uh, i couldn't tell him that actually the toothfairy had to borrow a dollar and would pay him back that night. can you imagine the line of questions that would have unleashed. i wasn't prepared to encounter that adolescent milestone. he's only 7, for heaven's sake, and i need as many more years as i can get of good "santa's watching you" threats.

anyway, nikki, standing there listening, clutching a new dollar bill, pushing her tongue through a new hole in her teeth, looked worried. she pulled me down to her level and quietly, after looking over both shoulders, said,

"mom. i think i know who took max's money."

crap! she was awake?

"i think obama took his money. he must have snuck in here last night."

poor thing. she thinks our could-be president wants to take all our money.

oh ... wait ...

9 comments:

Jenni said...

This is seriously the funniest thing on earth. I laughed even though I already knew how it ended. Brad and I still bring it up and laugh about it.

alison said...

ha ha! smart little girl.

Annette Larsen said...

That is the best child observation I have heard in a long time. It's so true. Go Niki, you're so smart.

Rachel said...

Um, what does she mean? I'm voting for Obama. Just kidding. I've read the Terry's blog :0. Your kids are seriously funny. But I wonder, who's teaching them these things?

Bille said...

Elizabeth, are you whispering this kind of stuff in their ears at night? Or have they been listening to our heated discussions on the phone? I bet you could have scrounged up some loose change in your purse and this whole thing could have been avoided. Funny.

Brad said...

Classic. I was laughing because I must have missed the part about who actually took the money (surprising because I have pretty sweet listening skills). Perhaps it was because I was with Nicki in her line of thought.

Adri said...

Too funny! What an astute little girl. Does she know that fellow, Joe? The plumber?

Kim said...

Oh geez...that is hilarious!!!

Jess said...

Funny stuff.

Good to know you guys are teaching the nieces and nephew the same stuff my kids learn. Now they won't fight at x-mas dinner.