I'm not exactly sure why, but my kids have been talking about "jail" lately. There have been some pretty random references, especially from Sweet Pea. For instance, last week I told the little ones it was time to go pick the older kids up from school. Sweet Pea asked, "can I stay home by myself?" I of course told her no.
Then she said, "if you leave me home by myself then you could go to jail because the police would take you away."
Me: Um, yes. But that won't happen because I won't leave you home alone.
Then yesterday while driving, Sweet Pea commented, "If you don't wear your seat belt Mom, you're going to go to jail."
Me: Well I would probably get pulled over by the police, but I wouldn't be taken to jail.
Sweet Pea: I think you'll go to jail.
Should I be concerned?
This morning (again while driving to school), the older kids were talking about our weekend plans. We'll be going to the Vikings game and Sweet Potato asked me where I have the tickets.
Me: Don't worry. I have them in a super secret and safe place.
Honey Bunches: What if you go to jail and we don't have the tickets or anyone to drive us to the game?
Me: I'm not going to jail!
Sweet Potato: Well if you go to jail, then I'll drive everyone to the game. But then if I get caught, I'll probably get sent to Juvie.
What the heck?