Little Man gives me great material for Things my kids say Monday, for that I’m grateful.
What am I not grateful for? My kid is a sucker for just about everything he sees an advertisement for.
Somewhere out there, there is a marketer that should praise, his higher power or what have you, that Little Man was sucked into his marketing plot, yet again.
The other day I was getting ready and I heard Little Man shouting from the other room. I politely told him to shut it since Little Bean had just gone down for a nap and I didn’t want him to wake up. He was still so excited and was jumping up and down yelling who knows what.
Side note: If you were paying attention and put two and two together, you might have realized that I was, in fact, getting ready after 1:00 pm that day. At least I was getting ready, some days I don’t even get that far.
After a little shushing I asked Little Man what was up. He inquired about how many friends I had and I answered with “I don’t know, a lot”.
What I really wanted to say was, “Less and less each day son. Mommy has become an anti-social hermit lately. This is mostly because you and your brother are terrorists and make mommy want to rip her hair out.”.
However, I didn’t think this was the time to dive into Mommy’s issues or place blame on a five year old. I’ll save that conversation for a better time, like Christmas or his pre-teen years, when it will really affect him. If I’m going to pay for therapy I’m going to make it worthwhile.
He replied with, “Do you have three friends?”
Little Man could hardly contain himself at this point, he started jumping up and down and yelled out, (even through my shushing) “Mommy, THAT MEANS YOU GET 50 DOLLARS!!”
I asked who from and he leaned in and whispered (now that Little Bean was already awake), “The Dish will give you $50 for having three friends.”
For those of you as confused as I was, by “The Dish” he means Dish Network and by “$50 for having three friends” he means, $50 if you sucker three friends into dropping your name when they sign up for “The Dish”.
So you’re welcome “The Dish” because my son spread the word like wildfire about “The Dish”. Everyone we came into contact with that day, got to hear that we were getting $50 from “The Dish” because “Mommy has three friends”.
I sound like such a loser when my kids talk about me…