The Oldest, the Drama King

Have I ever told you all that the Oldest is a fabulous pianist? Well, at least I think so. He's been playing for a long time and he also has an excellent teacher. 

I have decided, well, the Professor and I have decided to take all games away from the Oldest. In his heart, that is all he has been living for, no joke. It would be all he would think about. He has been off games for a good spell (a few weeks now) and he is doing better behaviorally. 

It is sad though because he is playing Mario and Sonic music on the piano as I type. Desperation. I guess he is still thinking about it. Wait. He has moved on to classical. Now the Girl and Eraser Eater are trying to throw out songs for him to play. 

When we were at the grocery store the other day I went in to buy some ice cream. "Are we ready to go yet?" pleaded the Oldest.
"No, I still have to go and get some waffles," I said.
"Waffles? What? You NEVER buy waffles!" 
"Can you grab those marshmallows?" I asked him.
"Are you kidding me? I LOVE marshmallows!!"
"Get two bags, please," I walked down the aisle.
"This is crazy," the Oldest said incredulously.
"And I think I want some Twinkies," I grabbed a box as I passed the bread aisle.
"What!!!??? I am in shock and I am going nuts here, Mom. Twinkies?!" 
I guess I never buy them.
"At this rate Mom, my luck is so great that I KNOW you are going to buy me an Archie when we get to the check out!" he cried in utter shock and drama.

"There's NO ARCHIE!!!!" the Oldest whispered in a faint yelp over the gum display.
I snapped my fingers in disappointment. "Missed your chance, dude."


Dapoppins said...

YUM tweenkies! I never buy them either...no wonder your kid was awed!

I wish I could play the piano. Does the first verse of Mary Had a Little Lamb count?

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

LOL! You just totally blew them away. How fun!

Mrs. Sinta said...

I think that over time, you will be very happy with your decision about the games. How they spend their time when they are young will pay off big dividends when they are older.

I am not being a legalist, or saying games are wrong; it is just much more profitable for them to spend their time on other things.

Muley said...

We resisted buying a gaming system for the house when our kids were young because we were afraid they'd become addicted -- little zombies with eyes staring at the screen and thumbs calloused from hitting the buttons. I don't think their quality of life has suffered the bit.

Of course, we let them watch entirely too much commercial television, so it's possible that whatever advantage we got by nixing the gaming has been neutralized by the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon.

Uncle Joe said...

we have a wii

that's a good parenting move.

more parents should make that move.

thislittlepiggy said...


The Doozie said...

If your dudes like archie, I have some I could send them that we don't want anymore?

R said...

That would be rockin.

My kids LOVE Archie.