Gotta love a husband with all the answers

The Cheese likes announce every commercial that comes on the television.

“Mom! Hotel for Dogs!”

“Mom! LEGO Mars Mission!”

“Mom! McDonald’s!”

I’m not sure what he’s trying to accomplish with this. I usually just glance in his direction and say, “Yeah, uh-huh.” That seems to satisfy him.

Now his brother has gotten into the act, repeating everything his older brother says. So now, every commercial is announced twice.

“Mom! Blendy Pens! Mom! Blendy Pens!”

“Mom! Madagascar DVD! Mom! Madagascar DVD!”

It makes me want to absolutely lose my freakin‘ mind. And what makes it worse? Have you ever noticed how on the kid’s channels they show the same commercials over and over and over again? It’s enough to make me want to unplug the television for the whole weekend.


In truth, my kids television watching is really ridiculous. We have a 2 hour rule that includes video games, television and computer. Once that time is up, they’re done. But I’ll admit, I’m not always the best about keeping track of their time.

So it’s time to take action.

The Golfer had the idea. Each boy is going to have a chart with boxes for things like “T.V. time” and “time outside” and “time reading.” Each box will have a time limit (except reading and time outside, of course) so once they have done it, they have to check it off. Once it’s checked off, they’re done. No more asking. No more begging. Done.

I thought it was a great idea. And my hubby came up with it all on his own. I gotta admit, this was quite irritating considering he has never read a single parenting book EVER. I’ve read and read and read and still came to him saying, “I just don’t know what to do with them. They’re driving me nuts.” And within minutes, he had come up with his chart idea, giving me a new idea to try without even breaking a sweat.

If it works, he’ll never let me hear the end of it.


  1. Amy

    Oh that is hilarious! My 5 year old does the same thing, with the commercials… He can also change the channels… At least yours isn’t running in saying, “Mom do you want K-Y yours and mine? It makes those people on TV happy!” OMG kill me now!! The remote now stays on the top shelf!

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