Friday, December 5, 2008

The art of manipulation

Alright, alright, I am working on the Christmas card ordeal. Who knew you would have such an interest? Now, I just need to figure out how to pass this off as a "work project" to delegate the scanning to our IT person. I'm totally annoyed that I don't have the electronic copy saved on my laptop. We will talk about how Myspace gave my computer a virus and erased everything I owned another day.

Anyway, we have been in a position where regularly we are telling Kate that something is for grown-ups, or she's not quite old enough for "xyz" yet. She was watching TV with Craig a couple of Sundays' ago. After the third Max & Ruby, Craig decided cartoon time was O-V-E-R. He nonchalantly switched the TIVO to football.

Kate: Can I watch another Max & Ruby Daddy?
Craig: No Kate, we are done with Max & Ruby?
Kate: Please daddy. I want another Max & Ruby. Just one.more.time.
Craig: I'm sorry Kate, we are done watching cartoons.

Pause.

She's been beat.

He is not budging.

Her pitiful, eyelash batting, pouts always get answered.

Crap.

Kate: Daddy, um, football is a little old for little kids.

how about the obvious: Max & Ruby probably isn't appropriate for anyone. Max needs to learn how to talk and Ruby needs to stop being so damn bossy.

10 comments:

Sschraed said...

Lol..very funny...I love max & ruby and my daughter only wants to watch Dora so I am usually saying let's watch max & ruby!

Jodi said...

Oh, totally understand Max and Ruby! That show drives me nuts! Where the heck are their parents?

mommaof4wife2r said...

i couldn't agree more...the only thing worse, spongebob where your kids say, "hey did you see my butt" at school. seriously...they can't remember a stinking word i say but if patrick says it in passing one day at a friends house you can remember it? kids!

Comedy Goddess said...

Max and Ruby viewing is hellish. It's when I did the laundry. By hand. So I didn't have to watch.

C. Beth said...

Ha!!! She is waaay too smart.

We need to make sure she and Chickie never meet in person. They would "take over the world!" like Pinky and the Brain...except two Brains. Yikes.

The Blonde Duck said...

Just wanted to say hi!

Anonymous said...

Amen on the max and ruby. they get SO annoying!!! but at least it's not spongebob ;)

jana

The Rambler said...

sooo funny! I fall asleep and dream of Ruby telling me not to do something....we gotta find another show! Can you send your hubby over here? Cause the pouty lips still works on mommy and daddy here :( sighhhh.

Clippergirl56 said...

Just stopped over from SITS.
That is so funny. Can't believe that pouty lips didn't get to daddy.

This Little Hen said...

Stopping by from SITS. I can just imagine this conversation between my daughter and husband 2 years from now.. she is still only 9 months but man is she a Daddy's girl!