Monday, April 13, 2009

Dad's Idea of Multitasking

Last Thursday, Brett's school had a half day. Josh still had preschool, so I dropped him off and told Brett that he was going to do some errands with me that afternoon. He wasn't too excited to spend his time off school riding around with his Mom, but I promised him some McDonald's while we made a quick trip to Walmart.

As we ordered our food, Brett was nice enough to fill my soda cup and pick out a spot to sit. I brought the food to the table and he said,

"Are you eating too Mom?"

"Yep," I said, "I haven't had lunch yet either."

He said, "Well last time Dad took me to Walmart, he got me McDonald's than he went shopping while I ate my Chicken Nuggets."

"Excuse Me?"

"Dad told me if anyone came up to me, I should say really loud, "You are NOT my Dad!"

"Don't worry Brett, I am not going to leave you while your eating your nuggets."

Needless to say, I didn't say much. The rest of the meal I was plotting my conversation with "Dad" in my head. Later that night, Mom and Dad had a little chat about that day in WalMart. Dad's defense was that he was trying to get in and out fast and it was easier if Brett was busy eating. Oh Really!

I am pretty sure he was paying attention to my lecture, but just in case you see my children running around stores or eating at restaurants by themselves, CALL ME...Dad is trying to Multitask again!


shay said...

Way to go Mike! It's good and all that he's multi-tasking, let's just try to teach him that Walmarts not the best place for that. :)

cadi said...

This is totally hysterical! I would have freaked too. I am a little impressed that MIke hasn't freaked that you posted this mishap. JD wouldn't not of been happy...Mike's a good sport!

Brett is a doll. I could totally of heard him saying that to you.

The Reed Family said...

I cannot stop laughing.

Mela said...

OH MY GOSH! I would FREAK if Kyle did that. Kyle had a hard time understanding when Drew was born that he could NOT be left in the truck while he went into the local QT to get a soda. I made sure he understood that the police would be nothing compared to what I would do to him if he did something like that! :0)