ever the resourceful one

My six-year-old has been asking to be allowed to stay home alone since he was just shy of three years old.

He brought it up again tonight and I said not yet.

“When I am seven?”

“Maybe when you are seven.”

“When I am eight?”

“Probably, if I just have to run out for a minute. But first you need to know how to call my cell phone number in case of an emergency.”

“Or you know, Mommy, there is something we could get. I saw it on a commercial on TV. It’s a special collar, and if you’ve fallen and you can’t get up, you press a button and someone comes to help you.”


About Jennifer

I'm a freelance translator and American expat. I live in Northern Italy with my two young sons.
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3 Responses to ever the resourceful one

  1. meredith says:

    I can’t believe that they are still showing that commercial. Funny how he picked up in it and how he used it to try and get what he wants…very resourceful!

  2. Chris says:

    YES! I remember those things… That joke has spanned generations.

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