Thursday, May 21, 2009

Brodyism: he's catching on

When J and/or I do not want to watch something on TV, like the 3425th showing of Nemo or the Mickey Mouse Club, we have said to Brody, "Sorry, Brody, [insert name of movie or cartoon] is sleeping/broken."

It worked for a while. It did. We didn't have drama or more tears or tantrums. He accepted that the movie was broken or that Mickey Mouse was sleeping.

It was a short-lived utopian household we had back then, where parents could take the easy way out of parenting with a simple white lie and watch the news with impunity.

A morning or two ago, Brody woke me up for the day. As we were changing the diaper and going downstairs, I told him that I needed to watch the news so I could see the weather.

Brody disagreed. "Noooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!," he whined, "News sleeping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"


pattinase (abbott) said...

Amazing how they use your gambits against you so quickly.

SaRaH said...

LOL! The good student soon surpasses the teacher, grasshopper.

Jacque said...

Very smart, Brody! I'd rather watch Nemo than the news too.

feitpingvin said...

He'll make a great lawyer some day :-P