Jan 5, 2007

Sing with me! "Dora, Dora, Dora the Explorerrrrrr...!"

Yesterday the boys knocked the DVD/VCR from the top of the T.V. to the floor far below. (which required no small amount of climbing and furniture scaling.) They both looked extremely guilty when I walked into the room (I was upstairs valiantly doing dishes) so I'm not sure who was responsible.

This led me to inflict swift and immediate punishment. I unplugged the T.V. and revoked all viewing privileges for an indeterminate amount of time. (Who am I kidding...this mostly punishes me!)

Regardless, this morning I was determined to follow through with my punishment for at least one day so the T.V. remained unplugged, and Nick Jr. was not to be heard or seen anywhere in the house.

This is how it came to be that Max was sitting next to me on the upstairs chair-and-a-half when I opened up the lap-top this morning.

"Whattadya doing Mommers? Gonna make some blogs?"
"I'm going to check my e-mail and look at some blogs. See, first I have to open up Internet Explorer..."
"Explorer!!! Like DORA! COOL!!!"
"Then I look at my Google homepage..."
"GOOGLE!?!" *giggles*
"and see if I have any e-mails or letters to read."
"Letters like on BLUE'S CLUES!?!" *more laughing*

At this point, he got bored and ran off to roar loudly at Sam.
Moral: You can take the kid out of the T.V. room, but you can't take the T.V. out of the kid.



Later: "Mom: Get off the computer and get in the shower then get your clothes on!!!"
Sheesh! What a tyrant! See what I have to put up with?

I'm going to go get in the shower now.

7 comments:

Lindsay Dunn said...

Isn't that funny? Auri is always talking about her shows. Everytime we see a blue car she says "That car is blue like Sally!" Kudos on the punishment!

Sarah said...

It's funny how much us mom's need moms. If my poor mother saw how much time I was spending on the internet she would suspend my privileges as well! I love that they told you to take a shower ;)

So when is the t.v. ban up?

by the way - Thanks for the link! I hope you don't mind but I've linked you to my blog as well. You know what they say - keep your friends close and your enemies even closer...

G said...

I can't even count the number of times I have taken TV privledges from Ani. I have never followed through. It's just that... at 7am in the morning...I just want to....stay in my warm bed all by myself. Way to stick to your guns. I'm proud of you.
GA

Emily said...

I too comment you for your gumption in turning off the electronic babysitter. When Max told you to get in the shower, I laughed and laughed because today, somehow, I forgot to rinse the conditioner all the way out of my hair and Nate was on-call and I was complaining to Camden, (why? I'm not sure) that I needed a shower and he just told me, 'Mom, just take one after I'm in bed. You can't take on now." yeah. and you know what? I actually listened? Who's the parent?

Bartimaeus said...

We're going on 4 days in a row without TV!!!!!

Sheba said...

Gee, I think this family might just benefit from this punishment. Especially the oldest one. Get a book Doc.

mama bear said...

Way to go! Good thing Veronica is still on hiatus, right? And Survivor, CSI, the Office, etc. etc. Does the ban go for all of you?!