Wednesday, August 26, 2009

That iCarly show must really be something

I will say one thing about my children's obsession with the television: they will volunteer themselves up to do just about anything to get to watch it.




Anything:



Only a mean mommy would still say no.

Heh heh.


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The folks over at humor-blogs will point out the irony of denying one's children television even as one is using her laptop. Well, Mad Mad would like to point out to the humor bloggers what she pointed out to her children once daily when she was caught eating candy for breakfast: when you're the mommy you get to make the rules.

Additionally, while we are busy pointing things out anyway, I should point out the above are photos are of the cottage at the beach, not the real world, which should explain both the decorating and the glamorous attire.

34 comments:

ymK said...

In my case, same goes for Dora and Spongebob. Yeah yeah I should not let my 4year old, (and 18 mnth old) watch spongebob, but the little one looks so cute dancing like crazy at the theme song and yelling 'Bobbob!'

Miss M said...

Oh my girl would LOVE You! I had to ban her from those shows when SHE STARTED TALKING LIKE THEM! But, she too, would do pretty much anything to be allowed to watch them. I admit, I actually liked watching iCarly and Wizards of Waverly Place... the sarcasm was great! Just not coming out of my 7 year old's mouth :)

Jane said...

I'm so glad I discovered your blog. Funny, refreshing and chock full of great ideas! Thanks!

Gray Matter said...

Was there a follow up mani/pedi and waxing? Ewww. Strike that! Is now a good time to admit that I LOVE iCarly.

Kathy B! said...

You are my hero :)

And don't laugh... but I kinda like iCarly.

Shelley said...

Ok, I'm glad it's not just me. I kinda like iCarly too. I like Sam. I'd hate to be her parent or teacher, but as a TV character, she's pretty awesome. My almost 7 year-old would watch iCarly and Wizards of Waverly Place all day if I'd let her. And the Tinkerbell movie we just recorded on the DVR. What makes Disney channel think that showing a movie about Tinkerbell from 10pm to 11:30pm is a good idea?

Rose Red said...

What, you mean you don't have (pine?) wood panelling and a lovely tulip picture in your house? I'm disappointed...

(also, is it a good thing or a bad thing that I have no idea who/what iCarly is??)

Arkie Mama said...

I have been know to watch iCarly.

Alone.

My husband doesn't know.

Ellen Gormley said...

I had cookies for breakfast the other day... it's better than a donut right? That's my story and I'm sticking with it...

Seanna Lea said...

I have no idea what iCarly is. My television watching is so limited that sometimes I think I live under a rock.

Barb said...

I hate to admit it but I...well...kind of...LIKE iCarly. As in, When I see it's on, I CALL MY CHILDREN so that we can all watch it together.

I'm going to hell, right?

elsie deluxe said...

I require chores before any TV or computer time. One of my sons consistently does the afternoon dishes for me, just so he can go on the computer. Love it.

Bells said...

I love how you are attached to the laptop in both photos - we all have our addictions don't we!!

Off to google iCarly. Never heard of her!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Bribery is a powerful thing--I have employed it myself many times.

Donna Lee said...

iCarly? Must be a kids' show? Not having a television means I miss some of these things. And my "kids" are all adults now so I'd probably miss it anyway.

And what's wrong with a little extortion?

RivkA with a capital A said...

Wow, I thought we were "behind" America, but my kids are iCarly fans too!

We just cancelled cable (talk about being a mean mom!), so the TV has been quiet for a few weeks now.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Love slave/child labor!

TinkingBell said...

Mine adore spongebob - and I use the dvds when I am sick so I can sleep - it also makes a lovely punishment and serves as a calm down mechanism when they are needing zonk time.

Its also been raining for 2 months now and if it weren't for television, someone would have been horribly slaughtered!

Anonymous said...

is it bad that I don't even have kids and I watch iCarly sometimes too?

Cathy said...

my sons love that show--i should make the work to watch it. :)

Wendi said...

I'd let them use my credit card and drink whiskey if it means a free massage. Send them over.

Chris said...

I admit it... I really like iCarly. I've watched so much Spongebob that just hearing the theme song makes my brain ooze out of my ears, but I still like iCarly b/c I haven't been "forced" to watch so many episodes. ;)

IslandMom said...

You could be a mean mommy like me. We do have cable, but only the basic basic basic cable. My kid has no clue those shows exist! TV is boring; it just has news. But somehow, she has learned Hannah Montana exists...

a friend to knit with said...

i must add....
give mommy back rubs and foot rubs....
to my kids list of things to do!
how come I didn't think of that!!!???

Manic Mommy said...

I've tried and tried but my boys refuse to love brushing my hair. Maybe I'll make it a condition of SpongeBob.

lucky knitter said...

I wish I had thought of this!

the mama bird diaries said...

you are just brilliant. i'm the moron over here just letting them watch it for free. i'm off to get my neck massage.

phd in yogurtry said...

I like how you operate.

I would also add that Mommy's make the rules AND Mommy's brain has already developed. It's too late for us to curb the screen usage. But our kiddo's? Their little neurological connections are still forming.

That's what I tell my kids when they are logged on and begging for more IM time.

t does wool said...

I like the way you think ....
yes to the massages...hey...I have done that as well ;))

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

Once I made the teen help me clean rabbit cages for TV time....heh heh heh

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Tell them they can watch whatever they want at my house if they do that!

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

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Barb said...

The other thing I love about these pictures is how Dog just happens to be in them. Our new puppy is like that, too. Just kind of wanders into every frame...

Carol said...

Ok, I just have to comment now after reading all these. I can't stand iCarly. I will allow the kids to watch it sometimes......UPSTAIRS. Course I still end up hearing the entire episode anyhow, since the kids will repeat it word for word unceasingly!!! I am very close to banning that stupid show, lol!