Let's just say that Collin has made it to the ripe old age of three without the knowledge that video games even exist. And my husband, bless his little, sweet heart, doesn't even have a Wii, an X-box or anything fancy. He plugged in the old, original Nintendo. No, folks, not even the Nintendo 64, the original blow-on-the cartridge-Nintendo. We are stone-agers 'round here. And that's my boy doing the "I'm jumping" move that we are all so familiar with, the one that requires the full-on arm swing. What is not pictured, the timer, clearly marking ogre-Mommy saying, "you get 30 minutes!"
See, my boy, perhaps deprived of technology by his Mommy who doesn't let him watch t.v. and, now clearly aware of video games will obviously want well more than 30 minutes. Case in point: he's been watching a heck of a lot of movies during his recovery. This morning, this was his obviously chipper, and much healthier attitude. Apparently, place mat bonnets are all the rage with the preschool set. I'm so behind on fashion. I had no idea that refusing to participate in the gaucho pants trend would put me so far behind the curve, forever.
When told that we would be playing together in the playroom in lieu of watching a movie after breakfast, he promptly did this:
Collin: No Mommy, I'm feeling much worse now. I'm too sick. I have a fever again. I'm sure of it. I need to watch a movie. (By the way, he actually talks like this. I have decided to build a Church of Speech Therapy)
Mommy: Umm. No. Put that down. Let's go play.
Collin: No! I'm sick! My tummy hurts....My head hurts....(struggling with the thermometer case) How do you open this thing?
Mommy: Only Mommies can open them because they know how to tell when little boys are faking.
Collin: Oh. Lets go play....Can we watch a movie after lunch? How about Stuart Little?
Gotta go. The timer is about to ding!
Oh and by the way, apparently, I've been nominated for a blog of the year award. If you feel so inclined, stop by and vote for me! As of writing this, my blog was the second row from the bottom, all the way to the right. I have no idea who nominated me, so out there in blog world, whoever is reading me, gosh 'o golly, thanks a bunch!