Thursday, April 03, 2008

A fine example of self-restraint

(A measly 12 posts in March! Pitiful. Okay, well, it's a new month so I'm starting over and I hope getting ready to post more.)

One of the million reasons I have for not posting lately is that I used to write during the boys' naps. Alex still naps regularly but Mickey has managed to throw them out completely. Fine, I said. But you're going to have 30 minutes of quiet time in your room by yourself while Alex is asleep.

That worked for two days.

So now I get to find other ways to get him out of my hair for a few minutes while I take a deep breath and put in a load of laundry.

His favorite way to while away the quiet time has become computer games, specifically a Nick Jr. program called Wubbzy, who is a computer-y character who really serves no purpose but...well, I can't really think of one. Nonetheless, Mickey loves this game. He's actually become good at it but sometimes needs a little help getting unstuck at certain stages.

That's where I come in.

I get to sit down at the computer and rescue Wubbzy and then hand the controls back to him. In a minute. Hang on, honey, I'm almost done. Wait, hold on. Okay. Here you go. Wait. Okay. Just a minute. Okay, here you go. Hang on...

And I turn a five-second help into five minutes.

So I'm blaming my lack of posting, in part, on a preschool video game. What a proud moment.

Tune in tomorrow for my self-intervention regarding this Teletubbies game, which is Alex's addiction. (Try it, I dare you. And let me know when you're ready to join me in a 12-step program.)

No comments: