Give a ten-year-old 5 minutes at Sam’s Club and apparently they will find a way to lock themselves in a gun safe.
And the mother says, “My back was turned for five minutes.” (???) Granted, a 10-year-old might be expected to be responsible for 5 minute intervals, but at a Sam’s Club?? I cannot be trusted in a Sam’s Club alone for 5 minutes.
The boy said he was scared and that it was really hot in there.
So, is this a story to bestow him with bragging rights or bring about shame to his family name? I know my 9-year-old would be telling the whole world about it and proudly wearing his badge of stupidity.
I have a suggestion that is a surefire way to get you off the hook when the thought of drawn out days of listening to a plaintiff’s complaint about a landlord neglecting to paint a front door sends you into panic and excuse mode — just be 2! 2 years old that is!
He knows right from wrong.
For instance, if you spill ketchup on the rug, you don’t try to hide the evidence. You fess up right away there’s an “uh-oh” with the “tat-tat,” and you take responsibility by dabbing at the spot with a paper towel.
“Hey, if you give him candy, he’ll go for whatever side you want,” said his mom, Deborah Arrandale.
“He’s pretty laid-back.”
He even knows how to build consensus by repeating a request until everyone understands coffee milk is more desirable than juice.
The only problem is he’s not likely to be a peer to any defendant in Middlesex Superior Court in Cambridge, where he’s been summoned to serve as a trial juror on May 8.
A 2-year-old can’t be charged with the kind of crimes that land a person in Superior Court. Read the rest…
Picture from www.mestrowestdailynews.com
2 year old Devan R. Arrandale
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