Last night, 11:00 p.m.
Me: Boys, turn off the t.v. and go to sleep!
Boys, age 13: But mom!
Me: What? What’s on?
First boy: Good Eats!
Second boy: And it’s new!
First boy: It’s about tenderloin.
So I let them watch it.
(They do have a small television in their room, but the v-chip is set so they can only watch programs rated for Y-7 and younger. (Food shows are usually rated for a general audience, I guess.) Then, they broke the remote control, so now I can’t even change the setting, nor override a blocked channel, which serves them right.)
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Finally, this week draws to a close. We are down to the final two weeks of school. I’m just pretending that I have longer than six weeks until Vacation Bible School starts because if I realized that sad truth, I might run away from home until August.