The Great Movie Heist

While at Sam's aunt's home over the weekend, Micah found her stash of vintage movies. VHS tapes aren't hard to find though, it's finding something that can play them that can prove difficult. Fortunately, she had a VCR player and Micah knew how to use it.

While we were eating breakfast on Sunday morning, Micah proudly showed me the two videos he had stacked by his plate. He'd chosen The Sound of Music and Scooby Doo. We own the first and he borrows that episode of Scooby Doo from Family Video in town. That's what Micah does. He finds movies that he already knows and loves and then amasses ALL OF THEM. Sometimes he has a hard time thinking outside that box.

He asked if he could take those movies home, but I told him that they were not ours and had to stay at Aunt Barb's. He wasn't happy about this answer and asked at least 58 more times, but each time the answer was no. Aunt Barb was busy cooking in the kitchen (because that's what Aunt Barb does) so she didn't hear this conversation. When she came into the dining room to give Micah more eggs (she also spoils people), she caught him asking for the 59th time if he could take those movies home.

"Of course you can take those home, Micah! In fact, there's a whole cupboard over there that's full of them. You just look through and take whatever you want. They all need to go."

I glared at her, as much as one can glare at their hostess in all politeness. That's not what the boy needs.

Fortunately, Micah didn't catch that conversation because he was focused on his eggs. After he was done eating, he left the dining room with his videos. I figured he was saying his last goodbyes to them. Nope. He came back with a $5 bill that he'd stolen from Aunt Barb's counter, and handed it to her. As payment for the movies he wanted to take from her.

That boy. He's a schiester. But it was a win for both him and Barb. She got rid of 2 movies and Micah gained 2. Kind of. Is it a gain if we already have the one? And if we definitely don't need the other?

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