Monday, June 20, 2011
Somehow, the other day, the Gladiator and I were hanging out together watching Animal Planet. (I still don’t know how it happened that it was just the two of us) A show came on called Whale Watchers. It was kind of interesting, in a over dramatic way (seriously, don’t get me started Animal Planet and how they are turning EVERY show into a life or death drama)
Just following a commercial break, a warning came on the screen about the upcoming segment of the show. It might prove to be disturbing to some people so parental discretion was advised. That was about the time I decided to change the channel.
When the Gladiator protested, I told him it didn’t sound like it was going to be a good show; that it might be disturbing. He asked how I knew and I explained what the warning had said.
“It just says ‘some people’ will be, but I won’t be disturbed.” I explained again. And again. And again. This “discussion” went on for a few minutes. Me trying to convince him that it was a good idea; him trying to convince me that he wasn’t the kind of person that would be disturbed.
I finally struck with the winning blow, “Well, it says some people will be disturbed and WE are SOME PEOPLE.” Witty, I know.
Fast forward a couple weeks. I was doing some shopping at the mall with Ms. Princess and the Gladiator. We passed by the puppy store which is always good for a decent “Ahhhh” session. (honestly, I don’t know why I never learn not to go into these places)
It was 13.8 seconds before Ms. Princess and the Gladiator were BEGGING me for another puppy. “PLEEEEEEAAAASSSSE???!!!” they cried. I began to explain that we can not have another dog. (I should never try and argue with my children) We already have two dogs – that is more than enough – so there is no reason to get another.
The Gladiator said, “But Mom, some people have a lot more than three dogs.” To which my clever response was, “Well, we are NOT some people.”
The Gladiator looked confused for a second, then responded, “Yes we are Mom, you even said so when we were watching “Whale Watchers.” You said we were SOME PEOPLE. That means we CAN get the puppy.”
Never try to outwit an eight year old... And no, we didn’t bring the puppy home.
The Gladiator with Sprite and Ms. Princess with Zoey.