Monday, July 20, 2009

Not in my house



I did NOT let my kids and their friends play with guns and night vision goggles. That would be trivializing the horror and sacrifice of war, which is something I would never do. Not in my house.

I did NOT let the kids drink pop-disguised-as-fruit-juice or let them wear their hats at the table. I also did not make them laugh so hard that pop-disguised-as-fruit-juice came out of their noses. No respectful adult with any awareness of table etiquette would let kids do that while dining. Certainly not me.
I did NOT let the kids play on the computer or sit way too close to the screen. That is bad for their eyes, their brains, and shows a total lack of regard for their health and mental development. I could never do that.

I did NOT take the kids anywhere that could remotely be considered dangerous or put them in harm's way. I love them too much to ever put their well-being at risk.

I did NOT let them misuse equipment or abuse each other. We followed the rules at all times because that is what good parents do to properly teach their children to adopt the herd mentality that is required to succeed in the world. So we treated each other with respect and kindness at all times.

I did NOT let a total stranger touch my kid or his friends. I did not let some shifty batting cage own named Sal give the kids free batting tokens, free time in the pitching cage, or a hug. Only a person who has no clue how dangerous the world is would let that happen. Not on my watch.

It was a very boring weekend because we did none of these things. I kinda hope we can do none of these things again next weekend.

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13 comments:

The Mommy Chef said...

Cute! Sounds like you had a great weekend.

Banteringblonde said...

Hmmm That never happens in my house either! What a fun weekend!

Under the Influence said...

Love the first one. As I type, I have a gzillion kids here, who each brought their own guns, and they are shooting it out in my basement, living room, outdoors. Nerf wars rule at my place.

~Brenda said...

Love the first pic!! My son would pay big bucks to have gotten in on that little war. ;-)

~Brenda

mamabirdsblog said...

Sounds and looks like a ton of fun, Holly!

Lucy and Ethel said...

Oh, boys! Looks like they had a great time not doing all that stuff :)

Lucy

Jenna said...

So cute!!

Mandy said...

And I did not let my kids leave the luggage from vacation with their Dad in the front hallway for three days when it was smelling really bad ... damp bathing suits and towels mmmh... will they ever smell clean again>

russ said...

In school sports, my cup was made from steel wool and glass. I'm hardcore.

Maria@Conversations with Moms said...

Adorable kids and well written.

I hope you had a great time at BlogHer 09. Was following your tweets but I'm sure there is always more to tell.

Sweet Momma said...

**snicker** LOVE it!!
I have got to start that!!

Jennifer-EightyMPHMom said...

How fun - your kids seem very happy! I would never let them do any of those things either LOL

Jen said...

I love Not Me Monday! Thanks for the comment on my blog!

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