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Friday, May 2, 2008

Great, I'm raising a potential burgler


What's that passage about raising up a child in the way he should go and when he's old, he will not depart from it? UH OH, we are in trouuuuuuuuuuuble! The other day Zach picked up a business card laying on the table and said he wanted to "hold it." Well he immediately walked to the front door and started swiping it between the door and frame by the door knob. I was watching him and thinking "surely not, he couldn't know that."

So here's the conversation that followed:

Me: Um, Zachary what are you doing?

Zach: I unlock it.

Me: David, get in here and look at what your son is doing.
Zach: I unlock it, daddy.
Me: Zachary we unlock the door with a key, not a card.

Zach: silent and still swiping.

Me: Zachary?

Zach: I unlock it.

Me: That's not how you unlock it.
Zach: Mommy, you do.

Unbelievable, right; then it hit me. We locked ourselves out of the house on Christmas day and to make a long story short - I ruined a credit card trying to break back into the house and then the firefighters tried to use the same method before finally getting us back in. I couldn't believe he remembered that! He did get to go to the fire station a few days later and give them a cake we made and they in turn let him be a little fireman for awhile and sit in the truck. They even gave him his own hat. So I guess we all glorified breaking and entering! Go us!

4 comments:

Misty said...

*giggle* I'm sorry, but that is pretty funny.

Claire said...

Is it not wonderful what sticks in their heads? LOL

Michelle said...

I wouldn't worry about this new behavior...unless he asks for a black ski mask for his birthday...then I'd worry.

Buddy Burton said...

Oh geez!!! Zachie!!!!