Story time from the book:

Last year, every morning, Little Consig and I walked to school..

8 minutes, priceless time, just me and her on the way to kindergarten..

We just went back to full time school this week, and already, we have a bet..

As a Consig kid, you got action..
when you want it, and we make odds on everything..

Parents know the day starts way earlier than the walk to school, but, as that Patriots guy says, there are no days off..

Here is what went on today by timeline on the walk to first grade in northwest Las Vegas..
6:30am, wake up call fight.

7am, argument to brush your teeth and get dressed ensues

7:01 mama leaves for work

7:08 Grandma yells upstairs “did yinz hear about the ketchup shortage?”

7:20 Pre game shit occurs

7:30 Still shitting..when I ask why, “there are no wipes”
7:31 Frantically search the house for wipes because you know even wetting the TP and wiping ain’t gonna work

7:37 like a miracle from God, there is one pack left

7:39 Ass clean, little Consig is ready for school

7:43 Grandma mentions the ketchup shortage again

7:44 We go..
7:45 We start walking to school

7:47 Somehow, dog shit comes up.

7:47:30 I say “Do you think we will see dog shit on the walk today?”

7:48 Little Consig says YES

7:48:02 We have a YES/NO bet on “will we see dog shit on the walk today

Heads down, the search for shit is on..
7:54 She says “The bet is for the whole week, right?”

7:59 Have a good day

I always say “nobody knows shit” in the book..

Now, we be looking for shit every day!!

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