Monday, July 29, 2013

Are you smarter than an 8 year old?

We've been getting ready to go on vacation this week, so I've been busy packing and cleaning and more packing.
 
I hate packing.
 
I cannot stay focused at all when I am packing, my ADD kicks into high gear and the things I end up with in the suitcase can be a little odd to say the least.
 
That being said, this evening I was out doing some last minute maintenance on my garden before I have to leave it unattended for a week. I've planted some white pumpkins in my yard and they have creeped onto my neighbors fence and it looks like it's going to be quite a crop! While I was walking around my yard my neighbor boy walked up to me and the conversation went like this.
 


Boy: Hey, your pumpkins are growing on our fence.
Me: I know, what do you suppose we do about that!?
Boy: Well, when they get ripe I think I'll throw them back over and see if they explode.
(Yikes.)
 Me: Hmmm..well, how about when they are ripe, I pick them all and give you some so you can decorate them?
Boy: REALLY!! That's so awesome! Thank you!
Me: Okay, it's a deal, but they won't be ready until September so just leave them there, alright?
Boy: Okay!!
... 



 Needless to say, I think I just saved my pumpkins lives. ....or I have been blackmailed by an 8 year old. I'm thinking it's probably the latter.


 
Well played neighbor boy.
Well played.
 
 
Happy Monday.
love,
Val



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