On the grocery list:
Before he left (on the chore which, I will point out, he chooses to do because he prefers it to the alternative of staying home with the children): "Paul, I put something unusual on the list this week: it's Lysol wipes, and they're on a good sale so I put down two. But they're not for us, they're for the kids' classrooms, so if they come in different varieties or whatever, it doesn't matter which kind you get. And if they only have one left, still get it, and I'll just give it to the teacher of our more difficult child."
He came home with:
Me: "They only had one left?"
Me: "You only got one. So they only had one left?"
Him: "It didn't say two on the list."
Me: "It does. And? I also told you about it beforehand. Remember? For the classrooms? Two schoolchildren? Two classrooms? The joke about the more difficult child? Remember?"
Him: *digging in trash for list to prove me wrong*
Him: *finding list*
Him: *looking at it for a minute to think of a way it is my fault*
Him: (triumphantly, as if winning) "Oh, see, it's because you put the 2 BEFORE on this one but AFTER on this one!"
An expanded view of that part of the list, so you can see what he means:
But notice, he DID manage to see the "2" before the jelly doughnuts, AND he got the glazed ones.
Well, I guess you cannot notice that, because I had already eaten one of the doughnuts by the time I took the picture.
And to think this is with only 14 years of training! Who KNOWS what peaks of competency we will eventually reach!
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