Tonight as I was getting the boy ready for bed he told me out of the blue:
I’m going to be the kind of person who doesn’t work.
Oh really, sweetheart? What are you going to do?
Well, I’m not going to work.
Well, you have to get a job. Everyone needs a job.
I don’t need to get a job.
Well then, how are you going to pay your bills?
I’m just going to go to the poor box, you know at the Jewel, over by the Target? There’s a box where you put money. I’m going to saw a hole in the bottom of the box and attach a plastic bag. Then I’m going to grab the bag and get the money and that’s how I’m going to pay the bills.
Sweetie, you can’t get money that way. You need to work for your money.
I’m not going to do anything for work, so how can you be asking me that question.
You are writing what I’m saying.
No I’m not
Yes you are
How do you know? You can’t read.
That first thing started with an I. I saw you write an I and I said an I.
Fine. How are you going to pay your bills when you grow up?
I’m not going to pay any bills because I won’t be working.
You have to pay bills or you can’t live.
I don’t care because I’m not going to pay my bills, I just don’t want to. I’M NOT NOT NOT GOING TO PAY MY BILLS!
What if they turn off your electricity?
I’ll use candles.
What if you run out of candles?
I’ll get more
How will you get more if you can’t pay for them?
Well First. Well. First I’ll get lots of them and then I’ll save some.
How will you get them if you can’t pay for them?
I’ll make lemonade stands. I’ll make something – Lemonade Stands, something. I know I will somehow, I’ll get enough money.
Are you sure you’re not writing what I’m saying, are you sure? Are you positive?
So a lemonade stand, or something?
You are writing it! SO A LEMONADE STAND! I see it! It says SO A LEMONADE STAND!
You can read! Yea! Now you can get a job!
I AM NOT GETTING A JOB!!!!!!!