Anyway, I am here to let mothers of littles know that the hilarity doesn't stop at five, at least around here, where we tend to grow them on the blond side, it lasts well into the teen years.
Smart lookin' fella, right? Riiiiight. Peter recently attended his JROTC award ceremony where he received recognition for Academic Excellence, Varsity Sports, and winner of the Cadet Challenge push-up competition (99 in 60 secs, give it a try if you think you can do better).
For which achievement he was given a family size package of peanut M and M's, or in the Es House, the candy equivalent to solid gold, and a sighting more rare than Bigfoot (which isn't really all that rare).
So in typical Peter (doh!) fashion, he blurted out mid-weekend loungetime, "HOW DID I FORGET?! A FAMILY SIZE BAG OF PEANUT M AND M'S!!! IN. MY. BACKPACK!" Bringing all the boys to his yard.
But being Peter, he also generously shared with all the comers.
|please ignore the deep cleaning that be a'happening in the background|
But of course a certain someone wasn't satisfied. Never is.
So the convo went like this:
Peter: Jude. You've had enough. I earned these. Back off.
Peter: Fine. You can have one and walk away, or we can play rock paper scissors for double or nothing.
Jude: Double or nothing.
Peter: Rock. Paper. Sci...
Which ended in Jude stuffing half of the remainding in his mouth during a wild chase through the house, ending with a hold down tackle by Peter and Obi, and owing Peter a new bag.
But both being...challenged?...they are the best of friends, as evidenced by a recent car conversation during which I remained completely silent and utterly mortified.
Jude (staring mindlessly out the window): Peter. (prolonged silence and staring) How could They invent cars?
Peter: I know! Crazy.
Jude: I just don't understand how someone sat there and just thought that and then made it.
Peter: I know. Crazy.
Peter: I don't even understand how They made electricity, really. I don't understand how They made anything.
Jude: I have no idea.
Peter: It's just the same thing as magic to me. It's just like magic. No different.
Jude: (prolonged silence and staring) Me too.
Peter: But I can't wait 'til They make hoverboards. That will be awesome.
Jude: Yeah, that's gonna be awesome. I can't wait.