Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I'm your Testarossa, first gear, watch me go, keep 'em in fear

Driving Togers to school this morning we started joking around about what he wanted for Christmas. I told him all he was getting was a pack of gum. Cheapest. Christmas. Ever. I then joked about how some kid in his class would get a plasma tv for his room, complete with surround sound, all three video game consoles, and a Ferrari, even though they're only twelve. Then he could say, "Oh yeah? Well check out this pack of gum! It's spearmint!"

Togers then told me that there is a kid in his class who has a Ferrari, and it's his own, not his parents'.

Did I mention that they're only twelve?

I've failed as a parent.

The last thing I told him when he got out of the car: "Have a good day. Go make friends with [Ferrari Kid]."

10 comments:

Boxer said...

is that kid's Daddy a member of the Mob?

Epitome of Sweetness said...

Or...maybe you could make 'friends' with that kids mother.

steph said...

sadly, that is like some of the kids that i teach.

they have far nicer things than i do!

but i get fabulous christmas presents.

AnoMALIE said...

... what an active imagination that kid has [come on now... even Timbaland's kid had to wait to turn 16 to get one!]... j/k

deputymomof6 said...

That is beyond ridiculous to buy a car for a kid that young. Of course, I think it is ridiculous when I see 8 year olds with cell phones. And those greedy little bastards should share with the less fortunate, it's a good lesson for them.

Amber said...

Kaleb is buying little Caleb socks and underwear and is gonna make him open that first so he'll be crying and bawling when he opens up his REAL presents. Ah torturing children is just so much fun! ;>

2 Dollar Productions said...

I think you should go make friends with the Ferrari kid. Don't forget - you can legally drive, so you can borrow the car & leave the kid far behind.

TROLL said...

Am I the only one who suspects the Ferrari Owning Kid is a fiction?

Heff said...

Make sure the first gift he gets Christmas morning IS a pack of gum. Then just wait on him to COMPLETELY freak out.

Romany Angel said...

Sounds like Ferrari kid has a vivid imagination. That...or his parents need help....that would be need help to spend their money. I'll volunteer...what about you?