Friday, February 15, 2008

Well I Should Feel Bad

I just screwed up the Tivo and promised Big Kid I'd record Dora while he took a bath and somehow it didn't work out that way.

I could hear him yelling from the bathroom, "Mudder? I told you to pause it. You know dat I told you dat." but the Tivo wasn't doing what I thought it was doing.

He marched out of the bathroom ready for a fight and seeing the image on the screen, not as he left it, totally pissed him off:

Big Kid: What happened here? What is da deal?
Ashley: I don't know, I tried to record it and I tried to pause it and somehow it got messed up.
Big Kid: So it is messeded up? After I told you to pause it? (Blinking back tears, corners of mouth pulling downwards)
Ashley: I'm sorry, okay? It was an accident.
Big Kid: Dest gib me da wemote control and I'll dest wewind it. You haf to hit da back arrow, I will help you do it.
Ashley: No. I tried that. Your show is gone, okay? It was an accident. I am sorry. I am done discussing it.
Big Kid: You made da wong choice. You made da wong choice and now you will get an X instead of a check. (Staring at me)
Ashley: (Staring back)
Big Kid: I'm dest going away now. I'm gonna go away. (Marching off towards room)
(Looking back) I'm going away now.
Ashley: K, bye.
(45 seconds later)
Big Kid: I'm gonna come out and help you. I'm pretty sure you dest need to wewind.
Ashley: No. That's not it. Just drop it. Dora is gone, no big deal.
Big Kid: It is a big deal dat you made a bad choice and you're not gonna get a check. You're gonna get an X.
Ashley: Okay, then you get an X for the time you erased my Wii high scores. Remember how bad you felt about that? But I was all like, "Don't feel bad, it isn't a big deal, I don't want you to be sad over this." Remember that? This is the same thing. I made a mistake, it was an accident, it is no big deal and nothing you would want me to feel sad about, right?
Big Kid: (avoiding eye contact)
Ashley: Would you want me to feel bad about this?
Big Kid: Yes. I feel bad about this. And dat time wif your wii scores? Dat was dest my mistake. I am sorry but I eben said I'd help you wif your bowling.
Ashley: Well I'm sorry too. I don't care about my Wii scores because I love you, love me enough to not care about Dora.
Big Kid: Sorry...
Ashley: Me too.
Big Kid: I'm dest feelin' weally bad dat you ewased it, I mean now I don't eben know what happened.

33 comments:

Melissa said...

Awww poor big kid! That was a really adorable dialogue though!

Anonymous said...

OMG, that had me laughing my ass off! Hilarious!!!! Poor kid...and you should feel bad! LOL!

jennyandcompany said...

that was freaking hilarious. maybe it's because i'm drunk? no, can't be, b/c i read it out loud to dh and my 7yo and they laughed too.

i wish i would think to record some of the shit my almost 4yo comes up with.

Rebecca said...

Introduce Big Kid to YouTube and find that sweetheart his show!

Anonymous said...

I love that kid! You really need to keep these conversations...they could be a book.

AFRo said...

I AM ROLLING ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING MY FRIGGIN ASS OFF!!! Mr. AFRo is going to hear this one.

PinkyTink said...

LMAO! Great dialogue!
He and my 4 year old are nearly one and the same.

Kathie said...

That's why we have Dora DVD. I think you need to buy some of those.

Hair Girl said...

You should have told him to do it himself. My kids are always recording, pausing, rewinding the TiVo. Every time we go to watch some of our shows the whole damn thing is full of "Sponge Bob" and "Drake and Josh". These are usually episodes that they have seen a million times.

Jennifer said...

I once missed recording the Backyardigan's Space episode, so I feel your pain.

Buy that boy a DVD!

Tina said...

OMG that was the cutest.conversation.EVER!!!!

Teri said...

Send him to Nick Jr dot com and download some Dora for the poor kid.

Man, he's got the persuasive argument skills of a seasoned attorney. You and the Jews are doing a great job Ashley, great job indeed.

Kim said...

I'm sure we have it DVR'd here... LOL!

pb&jtimes3 said...

Poor BK...but I totally understand what it's like to miss Dora. There are huge temper tantrums in this house if we don't catch the 9 a.m. and the 4 p.m. shows. Sucks to be little sometimes.

Smoochiefrog said...

Poor guy. He's welcome to come up to MD and watch the 15 million Dora DVD's we have with K. Lord knows I've seen them enough.

Jennifer said...

Sweetness!

silke said...

OMG, what a cute BK he is. Go and download the episode somewhere... you know, he probably has a crush on Dora and his little heart is breaking. ;)

MK said...

I feel sorry for BK :(

I love the conversations too!

Southern Fried Girl said...

OMG, those stories crack me up.

And PS, you are SO not getting a check, mudder.

Just so ya know.

cathy said...

Seriously, we go through the same thing over here at bath time. No mommy, don't record just hit pause and my husband won't and it get's screwed up. Hence a breakdown. Glad to see it's not just my house.

Catfish said...

The last line: "I mean now I don't eben know what happened" too funny!
PS - I'm reading this on Saturday...I'm hooked. I don't even check my personal email on the weekend.

Anonymous said...

awwwww

you're a good momma ;)

capedcrusaderhater said...

Ashley your stories are always so entertaining! I LOVE your writing style ;) You RAWK!

the driftwood collector said...

That is way too cute, Ashley! I was about to laugh and say "awwww" all at once.

Dre the Texican said...

Don't feel bad for him, feel good for us for getting a good story. See, you are teaching him to deal with disappointment in a positive way, and you are teaching us that your kid is cute. We all win!

AFRo said...

I'm having withdrawals at this point. It's been almost 24 hours since you posted last. Seriously, do you think you get a day off? WRONG.

Jenn said...

Oh man.

Margaret said...

OMG, that is the cutest thing ever!!! I can't wait until my little one is talking more!!! :)

Sasha said...

I Love Big Kid. He rocks my world.

Joy said...

That is so freakin hillarious, I love you guys' conversations.

I had to deal with the kindergartener and the case of the missing bird food thing he made at school and I got tired of looking at and threw away Wed. Figures he would ask about it today, he was so upset with me.

Kasey said...

Oh my goodness, that was just too cute!

Heather said...

That post made me LOL. He is such a little cutie pie.

Anonymous said...

You had me at "What is da deal?"