Sunday, May 20, 2012

Matthew's contract

Matthew's contract by jbellis
Matthew's contract, a photo by jbellis on Flickr.

Matthew has been campaigning furiously for his own room when we move.  Which I oppose on principle (a shared room was good enough when I was growing up; get off my lawn) but I can see the practical advantages, vis., Isaac actually falling asleep without fighting with his brother for half an hour first.

Today Matthew tried a new tack: promising that if he had his own room, he would keep it clean so help him God.  "Really?" I asked skeptically.  "So, if you don't keep it clean, we'll just move Isaac in because one messy room is better than two messy rooms.  I should have you put that in writing so that when your room is messy I can show it to you.  Because otherwise I know you'll deny everything."

Matthew saw his opening and came back five minutes later with this.  Done!

N.B.: Since he wrote "singed," I had him sing the contract to the tune of "shoo fly, don't bother me."


abby said...

My dad made his sister sign a contract about staying away from his stuff. I found it when I was going through his old letters. :) They are fun to read.

Telitha said...

Good idea... was it Matthew's? I think James is ready for his own room, too- I know I am!