Well, the wheelchair and the Depends, of course!

This morning my nine year old came up to me and said, “Mommy, what’s the best part about being old?”

(I’m 39.)

I forgive him, really I do. But when he has kids I’m buying them the loudest toys I can find. With extra batteries.

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  1. Out of the mouths of babes, right? And I love your secret plan for future revenge!

  2. I too love your secret revenge plan!

    Cody once said to me “Mom, I just saw a Nutri -system ad on TV. You should totally do it!” Um, yeah.

  3. Might I suggest rechargeable batteries with the charger? Gift that just keeps on giving.

    And when he asks why, you can just say, “Because I love you son, and I really did not want you to be burdened with the expense and inconvenience of buying new batteries – I did not want you to run out!”

  4. “But when he has kids Iā€™m buying them the loudest toys I can find. With extra batteries.”

    My mother has been doing this to me for years. I always take the noisiest “gifts” to her house when we visit, so note that revenge can backfire. šŸ™‚

  5. Ha, ha! Being a mom sure makes a gal humble, doesn’t it? I’m learning to see my “big fluffy bottom” the way my kids do. It’s neither an asset or a liability, it just is, and it makes no difference as to how much they love or admire us. Same with being OLD. I’m also 39. šŸ˜‰

  6. Do what my husband’s grandfather used to do every Christmas – he’d buy all 6 kids new mouth organs

  7. I’m answering his question:

    Cocks head. Puts hand up to ear.


    It’s gotta be the “selective” hearing you can claim.

  8. Jennifer says:

    lol…at least he asked for the best part and not the worst…

  9. I’ll contribute a set of batteries.

  10. I wanna know what you said. šŸ™‚

  11. hilarious – ergh! šŸ™‚

  12. yeah, what DID you say?

  13. Oh my gosh! The little whippersnapper! I hope you put him in his place! LOL
    My kids can’t believe we didn’t have cell phones when I was a kid! Car phones were barely out when my oldest was born, so we’ve come a long way, baby!

  14. Give those kids something sticky too. Like suckers. In the car. Just when they are leaving your house after a long visit, so not only will they be rotten from being spoiled by Grandma, and not only will they be a mess in their carseats, but they will also be on a sugar high.

    Not that I’ve planned this out or anything.