Saturday, June 27, 2009

It's actually Walla Walla Bing Bang

Holy cow. How does anybody get anything done in summer? There are way too many kids running around here. And they all want to be fed constantly and play constantly and wrestle constantly and then they end up crying constantly because some of the wrestlers are twice the size of the others. Did I mention that they are also making a mess constantly?

Anyway. We have had lots of play time counterbalanced with enough reading, chores, and book learning so our brains don't get squishy. That term was one I came up with a couple of years ago when I had no real good answer for why the kiddies needed to only watch a minimal amount of TV everyday. I might have tried a more scientific explanation if I'd known that I would be taken literally. The other day I overheard Mitch telling his friend that they needed to only play a 'little' bit of a computer game the other day or 'our brains will get squishy.' And he sounded so positive that it would actually happen I think he had his friend scared. Nobody wants a squishy brain. That's why I'm getting off the computer right now, while mine is still nice and firm. Ciao.

6 comments:

stephanie said...

squishy sounds perfect. And why not put a little fear in the youngsters minds if it works.

cold cocoa said...

I think we use "mushy". Totally makes sense though. And when Mitch uses his voice of persuasion he's got me convinced! So watch out for what other non-truths you propagandize your kiddos with.

LC said...

"Witch Doctor" is one of our favorite summer groove songs. I like the visual image of "squishy", it's making me want to get off the computer and get reading.

T said...

we've always used the term "fry your brain"... but have recently switched to the more accurate atrophy for T-man... he's still not buying it.

big8smiley said...

You know what? If scaring them into it gets the job done, then by all means continue! However, you are lucky that to little boys a squishy brain didn't sound appealing and enticing. It sounds like your summer is like ours - our house is a wreck! But that's ok, come fall when our kids are back in school we will need something to do and I'm sure we'll catch up.

hOLLIANN said...

That is so funny, my nieces told my boys that they were playing too much DS, and that their brains were going to turn into mush...they believe their cousins, just not the mom!