Saturday, May 24, 2008

A Really Bad Idea

Big Kid had $20 to burn at Toys R Us and chose some virtual dog game for the wii (and a Baby Einstein DVD. I totally caved. He owes me $10.)

It just struck me that he is throwing a ball to a virtual dog while Lily (our white German Shepherd) runs around the family room desperately squeaking a toy with anxious hope that someone will play with her.

I pointed out the irony of this to him and he told me he liked his tv dog better.

This is wrong. On so many levels.

I kind of feel like the genie is already out of the bottle on this one, but I hope I've learned a lesson here.


Anonymous said...

Your husband is out of're allowed to use anything to keep them occupied!!

Foster Mom to Many said...

I just finished reading your whole blog and that is some funny shit! I haven't laughed so hard in a long time and I needed the comic relief as my monster in law is visiting this weekend. I had a choice- read your blog and laugh or dig her grave in the backyard. Your blog won out cause I don't look so good in prison stripes. Can't wait to read more!

Anonymous said...

Oh Ashley! don't you know when you are home alone with the children it is the best time to have some friends over and drink a few...we did margarita's tonight and it was oh so much fun! Hope you are surviving the weekend!

Mrs. Schmitty said...

Isn't that so true. My kids do the same thing. They play video games with pets, they play with stuffed animals as pets, they even pretend to be pets...but the REAL pet...well she sits and watches. Poor puppy!

Anonymous said...

That's alright. We bought our kids a Wii right after they got an awesome swingset and outside toys. They'd rather spend the time playing baseball, golf, etc. on the Wii rather than IRL. Oh well!