Valentines Day

February 14, 2006

Candy

…my cut of the Valentines Day loot…

Karen bought several bags of candy, (and various other doo-dads) to send to our two boys for Valentines Day. She planned to mail it all when she returned from California, but then realized she was not getting home until the day before Valentines Day. In a panic, she called from California and asked if I would please split the candy up and get everything in the mail so it would make it to our two boys in time.

As I sat down at the kitchen table to split the candy I noticed there was no parental supervision in the room, so I made an executive decision to split the candy three ways instead of two. This would create a secret stash of candy all for me.

So far, this has been working out really good. I feel pretty confident that since Karen rarely checks in at Brother Jones, I can continue to keep the secret stash a secret until the secret stash has all been consumed. Happy Valentines Day To Me!

The Comments

Doug Jones

Cool beans, dude! I’ll help you keep that secret… but it’s gonna cost you 5 chocolates!

Keegan Jones

Good call. I’d do the same thing. One for them, three for me, one for them, three for me.

Don Jones

Your secret will eventually catch up with you when your lovely wife pinches that extra inch on your gut. Good luck.

Nick Jones Everybody

I wish you would have kept ALL the strawberry kisses, and sent a few more cherry kit kats down the Oklahoma way… But hey what’s done is done…

Don Jones

Sorry to say I bought Janson the SAME Snoopy boat with Reeses cups that I bought him last year. He was very gracious and forgiving for his Dad’s oversight.

Dennis Jones

…sheesh Don, what were you thinkin? You know there’s no way to split a Snoopy Boat up and keep part of it for yourself…

Don Jones

He got the Snoopy in the boat… I got all the candy.

Dennis Jones

…nice work…

Doug Jones

I was always confused by the theology on this point. Does the Easter bunny also leave baskets of candy on Valentines Day? Is this scriptural?

Dennis Jones

…you dont need theology to abuse candy… it’s useful any time of the year… a long time ago Peter wanted to go trick or treating and it was kinda up to me to take him and I didn’t want to do it so I said, “Pete, I’ll buy you 3 bags of any kind of candy you want and we can go to the hockey game on Halloween night and eat it there”… he went for it… yet another successful use of candy to weasel out of something I didn’t want to do…

Doug Jones

That heart warming story of a son and dad gorking out on candy together brought a tear to my eye…

Dennis Jones

…I am considering writing a parenting book… I believe I could fill in a few of the gaps Dr. Dobson left out of his books… like teaching the kids how to defend themselves with hockey sticks… that sort of thing…

Don Jones

You can fill in the gaps from Dr. Phil as well. IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU!! I believe it is obvious to all eight of our visitors that chocolate is a favorite jones to us brothers. I find myself walking real slow past that big BRACH’s display at the grocery store. This new site is feeling just like home now.

Doug Jones

Dennis…name that book “Chicken Soup for the Hockey Dad’s Soul”… and maybe we can add a snazzy diploma for anyone who actually reads through it…

Don Jones

I say float this by Zondervan and see if they wanna pick it up .. if not, get your rep on it. This could be big. I have that feeling. Then again it could just be my gall bladder acting up once more.

Dennis Jones

I’m thinking maybe an all picture parenting book… no type… I’ve seen this sort of thing work before…

Doug Jones

be sure you have very graphic spanking pages… that should be fun

Dennis Jones

…good thinkin’, Doug… of course, that would give the book a PG rating… (parental guidance)… but since the book is for parents I dont know how that would work… must give this idea more thought…

Doug Jones

if you don’t think too good… don’t think too much…. my motto..

Don Jones

I’d like to see a few pages on “How-to maintain parental sanity with multiple teens in the home.” Maybe a picture of a Mom and Dad hiding behind a locked closet door eating the kid’s valentine day candy.

Dennis Jones

…in full hockey gear and ready for action…

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