So today we went into BFE (like more than we already live in...) to purchase a new to us table and chair from someone. I refuse to buy any brand new furniture until my children are past the asshole "let's destroy all the nice things" stage so this was the next best thing as our current chairs had a habit of falling apart when one sat on them and the table is almost older than Charles and I combined. On the way home, we were discussing with the children living out in BFE (especially after we went through a particularly creepy town where literally every business was already closed at 7 PM and it looked abandoned and meth lab-ish). The following conversation ensued:
Me: I would not want to live out here. All there is is farm land. No neighbors anywhere in the distance.
Charles: I would love it.
Me: Nope. No one would hear you when you get murdered.
Charles: What are you talking about? There's no one around here!
Me: Exactly. The murderer can waltz right in your house and off you and no one will hear you scream.
Charles: Are you even serious right now? Look at all the open ground...all kill shots are open. No one will get to the house. All vitals are exposed, even in an army crawl.
Me: Duh. They come to murder you at night! While you are sleeping!
Later that evening, after my sister texted me about a police standoff around the block:
Charles: Well, that is why you need to live in the country.
Me: NO ONE WILL HEAR YOU SCREAM!!!
Charles: You go to bed late and I wake up early. They would never have a chance to get to us! You are in bed at like 2 AM and I wake up at like 4 AM...
Me: That's a 2 hour window! It does not take that long to murder someone!
Charles: We have the dogs. Maximus would just have to start sleeping in our room. And anyways, you are so wrapped up with the three blankets and your blankie (yes, I am 36 years old and have a blankie. Fucking judge away, Judgy McJudgerson.) no one will be able to get to you.
Me: Well, I don't really want to wake up and find you dead! Out in the country you could be dead for three days and having cats eat your body before someone find you!
Charles: Well, you would not have to buy any dog food for a while then...
Me: (after a long minute just staring at him): That would be the one time our bedroom door actually stayed closed and the dogs couldn't get in. (We've been having problems with the door popping open even after we shut them...the joys of living in a house built in 1928...)
Charles: Well, we will just put a dog on a chain outside every 20 feet around the house. Or have your brother set up a perimeter for us with bombs and landmines and we can give the girls a map.
Me: That would be educational and shit, right?
Charles: Yep. We'd have to get more dogs though. Charlie would get behind that.
Me: No. More. Dogs.
Charles: Well, what about an attack goat? Or a fighting chicken?
Me: I'd rather have the dogs in the house to defend us.
Charles: Well, we could have the goat or the chicken in the house...
Me: No goats in the house. Or chickens. Remember people complaining about how they stink?
Charles: Well, this would be a special fighting cock. An angry one, with special 3 inch metal spurs on his feet.
Me: We already have one angry cock in this house, thankyouverymuch. We don't need another one.
I like to think I won this argument.