Oatmeal Brain

I feel like a mush-head. I don't know why. Just do.

Thank you to all of you sweet people that commented on the HNT post!

Once you have kids, do you have to share everything with them? LittleBrother saw that I have a game on my cell phone. It's an adventure game and I've been playing it for a couple of weeks and saving my progress as I go. (I have actually have hidden in the bathroom to play it.) He kept pestering to play it and I let him and he undid about 2 hours worth of work. Now I don't want him to touch it but he's all pouty about it. I don't ask him if I can wear his toy wrestling belts around the house or try to play his game station. Am I being completely immature for not wanting to let a 9 year old wreck my game? Dammit, it's on my cell phone. I shouldn't have to share.

Oh yeah, you know I mentioned that Tiny's been coughing for a couple of days? Last night she gagged out a piece of string that was about 3 inches long. It looked like it was made from the lint that collects in the pockets of blue jeans. I'm just glad it didn't get into her gutwork and kill her. I'm thinking of making her wear a muzzle around the house to keep random things out of her mouth. Greedy dog.

It seems like I had something else to say but I'm too tired and cranky to think.


Rich | Championable said...

Dude, I totally have stuff I don't share with my kids: my laptop, for example. Or my good digital camera.

Chickie said...

Okay, I don't feel so bad now.

patti_cake said...

No you do NOT have to share everything. Some things are private.
So glad Tiny is okay. I have such a fear of Reilly swallowing something he shouldn't.

Joey Polanski said...

If you can get Tiny Dog to swallow a LONGR piece o string, then you coud probly wear her around yer neck like a necklace.

bekah said...

There's no reason to feel the need to share everything with the kids. You have your toys, they have theirs. Don't feel bad about it.

The Phosgene Kid said...

It’s just a game, let it go. Now if you catch him dressing up in your clothes it is time to put the smack down.

Thomas Vickers said...

1. Your phone
2. Your game

If he keeps asking, take one of his game disks and scratch it with scissors in front of him and see how he responds. I work with kids for a living, he will understand very quickly, I am a professional, trust me.

NeverEZme said...

My wife is always letting our Bulldog pup pick up things and eat them. She let her practicaly devour a softball. Well until she got sick. Now she is paying for it by cleaning up her mess all over the place.
Oh and I almost forgot!!!(Yea right hehehe) Beautiful HNT pose, BEAUTIFUL!!!

Mike said...

Chickie--Not only do I not let the kids play with my stuff, but if they have something I want, I take it from them. They are young and get over it.

Midwestern City Boy said...

Our kids are in high school and I still don't let them use our computer. And they only got to use the old digital camera on rare occasion and aren't allowed to use the new one. Most things in our house are community properly but those things that aren't are off limits.

And yuck about Tiny eating string!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

No..you shouldn't have to share your cell phone...! Dpesn't he have his own cell phone yet? (lol)
And I'm so glad Timy coughed up that string stuff....She really gets into stuff doesn't she?

Chickie said...

Hey everybody, thanks for your comments! I have told him "no" 17 times this morning and felt no guilt at all!

The Phosgene Kid - I'd rather see him in my clothes than tinkering with my game.

Joey Polanski - That's a horrifying visual.

Thomas Vickers - Since you are a professional - I have filed this idea away to use in the future.

NeverEZme - Oh man, poor dog!

The Phosgene Kid said...

I had a dog that ate a box of crayons. The bakcyard was pretty colorful the next couple of days.

Chickie said...

I had a dog eat some metallic streamers once. Very festive.