A few months ago, I declared school nights (Monday through Thursday) to be no-tv nights.
The kids weren’t exactly psyched.
But, for a number of different reasons, I felt it was necessary.
It turned out to be a really positive change.
The kids started coloring,
and playing games,
Now, when you make a no-tv-proclamation, one of the side effects is that your children do not stare at the tv like complete zombies, allowing you to get a couple things done before they go to bed.
They actually want you to do shit with them.
Which is great.
Until you realize that it’s December 20th, and you are nowhere near ready for Christmas.
And upon this realization, I made an exception to the no tv rule.
I mean, it was almost Christmas.
And I really needed to get some stuff done.
Anyway, one exception led to another.
And then it was Christmas break.
So there wasn’t any school to worry about.
It was a weeknight tv extravaganza.
I was preparing myself to get back on track once the kids went back to school.
But then on January 1st, Number 3 broke his nose.
He couldn’t do anything except for sit around.
And for the first 3 days he was home, he couldn’t even read because that could possibly aggravate any concussion-like symptoms.
So we are now 12 days into a serious tv watching marathon.
And Number 3 has discovered a Disney Channel show called Kickin’ It.
It’s bad enough that the show is set at at the Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy…
But, to make matters worse, Number 3 has developed a slight addiction to this show.
Okay, a serious addiction.
Yesterday I actually dared to suggest that someone other than him was going to choose a show to watch.
To which he replied, “But Mom, I’ve only watched two Kickin’ Its.”
It was 8:00 in the morning.
Later in the day I asked him to take something up to his room.
And he said, “If I do, can I watch Kickin’ It?”
And I said, “No.”
So he said, “Well…
… then I’m not doing it.”
I had to count to 10.
So I guess it’s time for an intervention.
There will be plenty of Kickin’ It to watch in this house today.
Except it will be Number 3’s ass.
And I will be Kickin’ It back to the respectful place that it should be.
Just call me Mr. Miyagi.
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