Friday, September 18, 2009

Bagpipes Wanted

This morning we were listening to kids music on the way to drop the kids off at school. I know again with the kids music, but this is the first year I have ever driven the kids to school everyday so it has never been a topic before. One of the songs featured bagpipes. Immediately the cry went up, "I want to learn to play the bagpipes! Mom can I have bagpipes for my birthday?"

To which I replied, "Nope! Bagpipes are expensive."

With out missing a beat Colin came back with, "That's OK Aunt Brenda can buy me some in Scotland where they are cheaper, she's going there this summer. Mom can I e-mail Aunt Brenda tonight?"

So my globally nomadic children have learned two things:
  1. Things are usually cheaper in the country in which they are made. (Exception being coo-coo clocks which are just God-awful expensive even here in Germany! More on that later.)
  2. Keep track of where family/friends are from, and where they are living or visiting now. You never know when it might come in handy.
Oh, and on a final note, Donnie and Brenda consider yourself warned. Your greedy nephews will sending some begging your way soon.

4 comments:

Justin Narin said...

Ha that was spontaneous :) Kids know more things then we credit them for knowing.


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Jenn said...

Funny funny kid!! I can't wait for next summer, I miss those boys!!!

Monica said...

okay - my first thought is HELL NO - no bagpipes they are WAY too noisy!!!!!!!!!!!! ;o)

Shannon said...

@Monica-- Oh girl I am with you but it is too late for me. Dave bought all those damn drums from Sumatra. Can bagpipes possibly be worse?