Monday, October 31, 2005

We like

our LeapPad here. In fact we like it so much we imbibe every utterance with an awe usually reserved for sacred scripture. What the Pad says is Truth; unalterable Truth. You are wrong; Pad is Right. When we talk about Pad we do not call it 'Pad' or 'LeapPad', but we give it the respect it is due by uttering, without fail every single time, it's full glorious title: LeapPad plus Writing Learning System. Conversations run something like this:

Boss: Look, here are some new books for my LeapPad plus Writing Learning System.

Me: Oh yea. Go and turn your Pad off it'll save batteries.

Boss: *click* I've turned my LeapPad plus Writing Learning System off mother ('mother'??? Where the hell did he learn that??)

Me: Good. What do you want to do now.

Boss: *Thinks...* I tink (think).... I tink... I tink so I would like to do my LeapPad plus Writing Learning System again.


Plus, we have no TV but sheesh what have I started by letting him watch "Finding Nemo" and "Piglet's Big Movie" on DVD?? Bad mummy. Now we are immitating fish and Tiggers and we have currently a child half boinging and half flapping right round the living room. Kids just *soak* this stuff up. He has learned half of Nemo verbatim... worrying.... especially as his favourite line is currently "Dat's not funny! ... and I know 'funny' - I'm a clown fish!!"

Anyway, I have to go blitz my house for Eid. This makes me dizzier than usual. Du'a please.


At 2:27 pm, Blogger merry said...

I have, before now, tried to work out a full years curriculum based around Disney. I am quite sure it can be done. We certainly DID do a nice little sealife project that started with Nemo.

At 6:29 pm, Blogger Hannah said...

my MIL is buying the girls a leap pad each for xmas. She can't think of anything else that won't be a choking hazzard for Samee.
I'm not convinced they will be used. I could be wrong, I have been wrong before but I am mainly convinced they won't be used because there is *no way* I will volantarily have anything else in this house that makes a noise.

My computer is in the front room for a reason!

At 6:31 pm, Blogger Hannah said...

And I am sad to say I *do* DVD's too. Better than TV, not better than reading but it's a means for getting through this short period of absolute CHAOS that is 4, 2 and 6 mth.

At 7:48 pm, Blogger milkmumma said...

don't make me laugh this much. i can't take it!
i had some phrase running though my head
the other day, and then realised it was boss!!!

i knew i was going wrong somewhere -you sneaks you with the dvds!!!

um , i have a no noise policy in my house, and since i haven't worked out how to enforce this with children, everything else is *banned*

At 10:12 pm, Blogger LMM said...

Sad to say that i have fallen into the dvd trap too.I have noticed however that as i may get 1 hour to get things done they end up being very lethargic and apathetic.So it's harder to get them to do anything worthwhile afterwards.

At 12:59 pm, Blogger Qalballah said...

I think I am going to go down the "ban DVDs too" route... but we still have CD-ROMs and we need to cut down on those too.... like, this means I have to *interact* with my son...

At 4:20 am, Blogger koonj said...

you are hilarious. especially the stuff about your kids. i hope i have such a sense of humour about mine (when they come).

At 6:43 pm, Blogger Qalballah said...

Thanks. I like you. Anybody who thinks I am hilarious instantly attains the rank of my best friend. Most people just think I'm nuts. Please post again and boost my ego soon.

At 3:19 pm, Blogger Hannah said...

Just as a postnote, recent discussions have led to the conclusion that DVD's will have to be banned in our house also. One child in particular seems to get completely absorbed by them and asks for them constantly. :-(


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