Friday, January 21, 2011
If left to her own devices, Audrey will be left to her own devices. By that I mean the computer, video games, and the iPhone. My husband spends at least half of his free time swatting her away from these activities, although he's not so good the "redirect" part of it. He just wants her to stop what she's doing, and I guess figures that if he does this often enough she will eventually turn into a typical child, quietly retire to her bedroom, and start putting on three-act plays with her Barbies for hours on end.
And his latest bogeymen (amongst many...don't get me started) further exacerbate the situation...namely EMF's. As in electromagnetic fields. These are the evil forces that are flying through the air from lights, phones, and computers that compromise our ability to rid ourselves of toxins in the environment. The upshot of this is that he doesn't like Audrey to play with my iPhone or be on the computer.
Well, if it's really that important, I guess I can find something else for her to do...I mean, who am I to stand in the way of my daughter's health and well-being. Wait. WHAT? Yeah, there is NO WAY on God's green earth that I'm not letting her play on the computer. Until an EMF takes human form and starts stuffing her into a sack, I could not care less.
You may have heard that there is a big game on Sunday. I believe it is a, how you say, football game? We live in Chicago, so I guess it's the Mustaches? the Pork Bellies? No, that's not right. Anyway, it's a big game. And my husband is very into it. He's a big fan. He's going to want to watch it from the opening kickoff until the last second without interruption.
Hmmmm...I wonder what Audrey will be doing while the game's on? I can think of a couple of things that would occupy her for the duration of the game. What do you want to bet that the EMF's will be taking the afternoon off on Sunday?
Posted by Lynn at 4:16 PM