At least it wasn’t phone s.e.x.

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What sweet faces. What innocence. What a crock.

Can you read the shirts? Allow me to assist.

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A’s says It seemed like a good idea at the time and J’s says It’s my brother’s fault.

When they say a picture says a thousand words, they ain’t kidding. These two shirts describe our morning.

They had a sleepover last night; A slept in J’s room. They get those when they’ve been good…there will not be one this evening.

They got up at…wait for it…4:41 am, according to A. He is the one who woke up first, and then demanded company from his partner in crime. A said he was so excited about the beginning of spring break that he couldn’t sleep. No, we did not know they were up.

At 5:30 A came bounding into our room…

A: Dad! Dad! Mom! Dad! If we call right now we can get a Pancake Puff Pan!

Us: Blink…squint…huh? Wha’?

A: Pancake puffs! We can get it right now!

Tom: A, no. What are you doing up? Go back to bed! We are not getting a Pancake Puff Pan and certainly not in the middle of the night!

A: Ooookayyyy…(as he’s walking out of our room) Sorry, my mom and dad can’t come to the phone right now, they’re still sleeping.

Us: (sudden realization of what is happening, followed by immediate lucidity, and ending with an electric shock to the system) A! Are you on the phone? Get back in here!!!!!

A: Yeah… (gives the phone to Tom)

Tom: (barely awake but able to form words) H’lo? Uh-huh…No, we don’t want a Pancake Puff Pan…yes…sorry, we have an overzealous 6 year old here…yes…thank you ma’am…goodbye.  A? Take this phone and put it back.

A: Ok…(leaves)

Me: I’m dreaming this, right? Our son didn’t just call the Pancake Puff 800 number at 5:30 in the morning, did he? This is a dream brought on by stress and a caffeine-free lifestyle, right?

 

Yes, my loverlies, my 6 year old called an 800 number this morning to order a Pancake Puff Pan, with his 3 year old brother as an accomplice. He was seduced by the siren call of Call Now! and Wait, There’s More! and the thought of round pancakes with whipped cream squished inside. I am only very thankful that he didn’t try to use his library card number to pay for it.

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15 Responses

  1. Thank goodness they woman on the other end didn’t take his order and ship it!!

    Too funny!

  2. Oh, I needed that laugh – that’s an awesome story!

  3. This is hilarious. Shockingly, it’s never happened in my house. However, my older son used to ask us if we should refinance our house and conslidate our loans at new low rates based on informercials.

  4. That is sooooo funny…lol! Thanks for a good laugh. 😉

  5. That is hilarious!!! What kind of idiot takes a call from a child, and actually stays on the phone?! Man, these companies don’t care WHO they take money from, do they? I’ve never seen an infomercial for this thing. I just might have to get one myself…. 😉

    BTW, my babies were watching High School Musical because one of them brought it in from home. It was HSM 2. I haven’t seen either one, but apparently the kids have, because they ALL sang along with the whole movie. It was really cute, actually. I almost wish I had recorded them.

  6. Bwahahahaha!!! Oh my god, that is too funny! I have no idea what a pancake puff pan is, but I love their ingenuity.

    They’re gorgeous, too. Devious, but gorgeous.

  7. Oh dear lord. Now, you know the next time you’re at the pediatrician he’ll inquire about Cialis or Viagra. Because the commercial told him to ask his doctor.

  8. LOL! Children, they never cease to amaze me. Sounds like you are going to be busy keeping A occupied next week.

    I’ve never seen that darn pancake puff commercial. Maybe i’ll have to work on staying up to the wee hours!

  9. I’m cracking up!!

  10. Too funny!

  11. That’s pretty funny! I wonder if Pancake Puffs are any good?

  12. OMG I am crying because I am laughing so hard. What is with that commercial that makes it kid crack? I just really don’t get it. Thanks for sharing that. OMG!

  13. Wow! I think maybe you could use a few hours wearing that shirt on the left, couldn’t you? I know I could.
    They are awful cute, though. (Having said that, I’m still glad they’re yours.)

    Kat

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  14. Too funny! My 6 year old has done the same thing to me and I feel so bad because she so badly wants to order stuff that has the words “gazillions” or “mega” or “two for one if you call now”. Always lookin for a deal with mom’s credit card of course.

  15. […] Time flies April 14, 2008 Filed under: A — laughingatchaos @ 8:40 pm My little baby is 7 today. Seven. I blinked and that scrawny little chicken-legged boy grew into a gangly elementary school student. He went from the infant who screamed for hours at a time to the boy who calls the Pancake Puffs Pan number in the middle of the night. […]

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