"Gentlemen; m'lady. This is the day you will always remember as the day that you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow!"
This boy is a natural born pirate. He does way more work coming up with imaginative ways to get out of trouble and work than if he just did what he had been told to do in the first place.
Case in point:
We thought we had gotten past all the woes of potty training a while ago, but a new issue has cropped up. The boy has been stopping up the toilet by using wads and wads of toilet paper. I threatened to start deducting from his allowance if he did it again. Lo and behold, there was no more stoppage of the plumbing. I patted myself on the back on a parenting job well done. Yeah.
How he got around it:
We found the trash can full of (used) toilet paper. The little pirate filled the trash can with copious amounts of the toilet paper. Icky, but at least the plumbing is not stopped up anymore. Little pirates are gross.
I am so going to use this blog as blackmail later on when he starts dating. Mommies can use Pirate Ethics too!