Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Naughty, Naughtier, Naughtiest

It's generally considered naughty around these here parts to be playing an electronic device without a timer on ("30 minutes and you're done for the day" is the rule. And if I catch you playing without a timer set, I will assume it's already gone off and you're done. No questions asked).

It's even naughtier to, say, sneak something like a Gameboy into your bed and play it in the middle of the night.

And naughtiest of all, I would have to say, would be playing a Nintendo DS, a Gameboy or a Leapster in the middle of the night party-style with two other siblings and
making noise loud enough to actually wake up your father from a dead sleep.

Yes, dear friend and devoted reader, that is what happened in this very house last night. My Michael awoke to some noise around 4:30 a.m. and when he went to investigate it, he discovered Mason, Maia and Marlee having a little get-together in Maia and Teensy's room. Each of them was playing some kind of electronic gaming device. (Rest assured, those have been confiscated until further notice.)

Here's the miraculous thing: not one of the children woke up one of his/her siblings! Do you believe that? Neither do I. Do they really think I am going to believe that the three of them awoke independently, simultaneously in the middle of the night and started playing with those toys? And what, Mason sleepwalked into his sisters' room? **Grr**

16 comments:

~ Amy said...

That is just too funny. Thanks for the laugh. I could just picture them doing it too. Kids!

whitney allison said...

hahahahaha, at least they enjoy each other's company.

Amber said...

Most importantly, Mendy's dear reader, please notice that they woke up their father out of a dead sleep. Their mother's sleep was even deader as she was not disturbed.

Mendy said...

It's true what my sister, Amber, says. I was blissfully unaware of their naughtiness until I awoke two hours later.

Anonymous said...

Chuck and I used to talk to each other through the heat register... apparently unaware that the same heat duct system went through my parents room... Margaret

Joni said...

That is a great image, Mendy. I can just see them enjoying their impromptu party. Everyone's asleep, right?!

Christie said...

LOL!! Your kids are so funny! I love that they tried to pull off the story of not waking each other!! Too Funny

Cami said...

No. WAY! Holy cow, that is some serious naughtiness. That's the kind of thing that happens just before I start throwing gameboys and gamecubes and anything else I can lift easily out the window. Yeah man.

Jamie & Aaron said...

You should publish your blog... you would make A LOT of money, no joke

Rachelle said...

Wow that's a keeper to tell your grandkids someday. Revenge can be so sweet sometimes

Deb said...

4:30!? no way. that cracks me up. and i'm sure michael was laughing his head off when he caught them. :)

Corinne said...

Mendy, your kids slay me.

Beckie said...

How funny! Maybe not now, but later.

Tracy said...

You're just upset you weren't invited to their private party. Next time they need to make popcorn!

erin sheely said...

When you told me this story I thought it was funny and its even funnier seeing it written!

Anonymous said...

okay, first i woke up because i had to go to the bathroom, then mason came out and said i could play his gameboy,then marlee woke up and so marlee and i took turns playing the gameboy while mason played with his DS.

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