Sunday, August 7, 2011

Horatio Thelonious Ignacious Crustaceous Sebastian

No, not that one.
This one.

This is Sebastian. His dad does construction work on the house next door everyday between drinking a beer and yakking on his cell phone, and for some reason, he brings his five year old son with him. So we invite his bored little boy over to play. Tyler calls him "my best friend Dastin."
They get into all sorts of mischief together.
Mainly tearing the house apart in record time.
And when I snap, I banish them to the living room to watch Wall-e.
And Jamie seizes the opportunity to sneak into Tyler's room to play with all the abandoned toys.

The only problem is that I don't know how to kick him out at dinnertime. The few times he has stayed, he told me he doesn't like the dinners I make and suggested we order pizza instead. So he's banned from dinnertime at our house.

Anyway, some days we have to walk him to the door, put him on our porch, and close the door behind him. Sad, but also sadly necessary.

Anyway, how do you kick your kids' clingy friends out the door at the end of the day?


Mom said...

Well, there's always CPS as a last resort. Really right now? Poor Sebastian. I'd put him to work, teach him about Friday chores, but tell him it's Friday every day! Honestly, what's he going to do when you're here next week?

Mom said...

Oh, and another thought. Maybe the burglar was Sebastian.

The Desatoff Family said...

Aha! Sebastian was trying to get in to watch Wall-E!! You are too nice. I would stop answering the door, but that's not very Christlike. I will admit though that when friend time is over I have no shame in walking them right out the door and closing it behind them :) Children and subtlety don't mix. Be direct!

Vincent Family said...

We had a similar situation but with 3 kids!!! The only way we got out of was moving!! hehe but thats how we get out of everything :)) You are doing a very kind thing. How horrible for that little boy..makes you wonder where mom is...? As long as he isn't rude to you and plays good. Its the best toy - a firend! But yeah, set your boundries. It makes ALL the difference....oh and its ok to say "we can't play today" ....then I would shut all my windows and only open the door when we were leaving...but good luck with that :) hopfully that house is almost done :)