Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Our Son, the Petty Criminal

On Saturday, Elliot concluded that our kitchen faucet sprayer wasn't up to snuff, so he decided to pocket this bad boy at Bed, Bath and Beyond. Once we got home, he waited until we weren't looking, retrieved it from his secret (but not so secret anymore) stroller compartment, and tore into it like a kid on Christmas.

Since the sound of ripping cardboard always gives parents a bit of an adrenaline rush, we quickly discovered him and his crime. Realizing he'd been found out, he looked at us like the guilty man he was--and ran for cover.

I have since made an honest man out of him by pressing the ill-begotten sprayer into the hands of a nice stocker at BB&B--and taking off before it occurred to him to charge me $15.99 for the thing.

Next time, Elliot, make yourself useful and pick up a dish towel or two. We could actually use those.


Vickie said...

Hahaha! I'm sorry but that is hilarious!

kate said...

hee hee! our kids keep us humble. it's embarrassing the number of items my children have shoplifted.

Jill said...


I love this story.

Brian and Alia Cherry said...

Ohhhh man! How funny that he was able to conceal it from you all the way home.

Jaime said...

This is a good one! I am not sure whether to root or pull a frowny/naughty face.

Grant said...

If your son ever needs any representation during his life of crime...just let me know...I am always here to help! I hope all is well in NYC