by Marinka on March 7, 2011

Young Ladrinka: Mom, I want to use the computer.

Marinka: I’m using it now, sunbeam.

Young Ladrinka:  Why do you get to use it?

Marinka: Because I’m using it for work.

Young Ladrinka:  Well I want to use it for games.


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Cool Dad
March 7, 2011 at 10:12 am

Oh computer wars. Seems like half of the time I tell my 3-year-old that I’m working on the computer, I’m reading sports analysis.


Loukia March 7, 2011 at 10:22 am

He’s got a point there… 😉


Karen at French Skinny March 7, 2011 at 10:30 am

I just told 4 I was working on the computer… I could read your post.


CSY March 7, 2011 at 11:02 am

Why do children automatically think THEY have rights? I mean REALLY?!?!?! I just tell mine I’m watching porn and they run away screaming…


March 7, 2011 at 11:08 am

Why are we at the bottom of the computer chain?

Why do they walk in the door, and say, “I gotta get on, mom.”

Oh, right, they’re just imitating Daddy.


K March 7, 2011 at 11:13 am

Oh yes…I have this conversation daily. (If by “work” you mean blog.) I tell my husband I’m working and read blog. This is a useful cover since I actually do work from home on rare occasions.


Lynn MacDonald (All Fooked Up) March 7, 2011 at 11:41 am

And that’s why I always kept an old computer around for my kids…


March 7, 2011 at 2:04 pm

This is why my angels have their own computers.
Of course, the oldest goes to school online so he kind of needs one. But it also helps me avoid having a billion and one Pokemon youtube links saved to my desktop.


March 7, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Well, don’t you see her use is more important? Geez, Moms just don’t understand sometimes! 🙂


Liz @ PeaceLoveGuac
March 7, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Hmm…I wonder how long you’ll be able to get away with calling him sunbeam.


the mama bird diaries
March 7, 2011 at 6:47 pm

He totally looks like a sunbeam.
By “work,” you mean “angry birds.” Right?


deborah l quinn
March 7, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Have you been at my house? Which would be weird, actually, since I don’t really know you. Maybe next time he asks, that little sunbeam of yours, you should tell him that YOU are playing games, so just back the hell off, darling. Clearly “work” is not a word in their language.


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