We have been having issues with my son stealing toys from his school classroom. The following conversation occurred as his father was trying to teach him a moral lesson about not taking what belongs to others:
“Hey, buddy, you don’t steal toys from school.” Cue stern look from the paternal unit.
“But, dad, it was just a toy.”
“Let’s talk about it on a larger scale. What if someone stole my truck?”
“If I didn’t have my truck, I couldn’t have picked you up from school today, could I?”
More pondering. Then a smile.
“Then, daddy, you would have to walk home. That would take a really long time.”
“Hey. You would have to walk on the highway, wouldn’t you?”
Even bigger smile.
“That would be dangerous. You would probably get hit by a car and die and that would make mommy a widow. Then she could get remarried.”
I am not sure there is hope for that boy. He sounds like he is planning something…