Thursday, May 17, 2007


This week I was reminded of something Weston said when he was 5 years old.

I had picked him up from Kindergarten and we went to the 5 year old's nugget eating, french fry loving, toy treasure amassing, super-sized play structure dream... and the 30 year old's calorie laden, grease dripping, cheap junk collecting, germ infested - kid screaming play area nightmare...called McDonald's.

As we walked up to the door, Weston saw the sign with the symbols for 'No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service.'

He asked, "Mommy, what does that sign mean?

I replied, "It means that if you don't wear shoes and a shirt in the restaurant, they won't give you any food."

I saw his sharp little 5 year old mind spinning that thought around for a few intelligent moments...then he shrugged his shoulders and said,

"Well, I guess you don't have to wear PANTS then, do you!

year old logic...practical...honest...insightful...I LOVE it!

We decided not to drop our drawers that day and take the sign to task. However, if you ever want to take a ride on the wild side and try it...just LET US KNOW if the business stood behind their sign. We will TAKE YOUR WORD for it!

Maybe we should market our kids to corporations for their intelligence and logic. Hmmm...could be money in your pocket...that is if you are wearing your shirts, shoes, and PANTS!

Weston (r) & his buddy
Jeremiah (l) at Kindergarten
Graduation in 1994!!!


Anonymous said...

How cute!!! Looks like Weston had lost his front teeth by then too...


Jody said...

Good description of McDonalds. We always tellthe kids they can't play there, because the other kids that play there don't wash their hands.

Anyway, cute story. I loved the picture of Weston. Such cute cheeks,
wanted to squeeze them!


mom said...

How cute and intelligent my most favorite grandson is. He is just as handsome and brilliant today as he was then.

Kathy said...

Love reading you blogs Mary Beth. Goodness your kids are growing up SO fast!

But kids sure are good material for a fantastic BLOG!

JT said...

What a cutie Ton was! I love stories where kids are so real! You're a great mom!

Love ya J