8/8/08

Friday's Post

I turned 32 yesterday. I celebrated by leaving work early and going to the doctor for a sinus infection. This is what I get for bragging a couple of weeks ago that I hadn't had one in a long time. Went to work this morning and sat in the parking lot long enough to decide that I really needed to go home. Came home to sleep with Tiny Dog all day. (don't worry, Sweety. the sheets are being washed as i type.)

We celebrated my birthday the day before because the boys were leaving yesterday morning for their mom's. They picked out some lovely flowers for me and Sweety picked up a cake. I was really surprised. I thought they were going to the grocery store for bleach.

BigBrother(13) decided that he wanted a MySpace page Wednesday night and asked me to help him make it. We did and set it on private and I warned him that "private" doesn't really mean "private" and to not have a false sense of security. (he immediately started pestering me to teach him how to hack into people's profiles but i told him no. that just doesn't seem like a good parenting move.) On Thursday, the COAEW calls Sweety to bitch that he didn't call her and discuss letting BB have a MySpace account. WTF? BB told me that his mother had offered to help him make one awhile back but he wasn't interested at the time. I think she was just put out that he asked me and not her. She told Sweety she didn't think it was safe that he was online. Sweety didn't mention that she has the boys' photos and names splattered all over her page and back when she was on the prowl, had photos of her in the bar and it was obvious that she lived alone with her 4 kids. She finally told him that it was okay if BB kept his MySpace as long as it was set to private. Uh, okay. Thanks for the approval!

She will totally shit her pants if she ever logs onto his account and then onto mine and sees the blog I keep there. It is a very sanitized version of this one. No mentions of the COAEW, cursing, drinking or sex. But I do speak of they boys and I do mention that Sweety has primary custody of them. That would be enough to chap her cellulite ridden face ass.

Do you let your kids watch movies that are rated older than they are? Since BB turned 13, he gets to see all PG-13 ones and LittleBrother(11) can too if we watch them first and deem them not too inappropriate. LB is a scary movie fiend and got to watch his first R rated movie while we were on vacation. The Blair Witch Project. I'm guessing it got the R rating for the constant use of the word "fuck" but he knows better than to speak like that. I've told the boys that I don't give a damn how they talk to each other at home (as long as there is no hitting) but they need to always be polite in public. Their favorite word right now? Butthole. If I've heard it once, I've heard it 1000 eleventy billion times.

17 comments:

Becky said...

OMG! I told my kids the same thing about swearing. I've always had that policy with my oldest (almost 20!) son, and it worked. They hear us say them everyone now and then, but they know they aren't "nice" words. I don't hear them repeat them, so that's good.

Can't believe your COAEW is still in the picture. She's as clueless as ours. Actually, what rocks is that our COAEW has an ex-con husband who has been stalking us. He calls CPS and the police on us every week. The police have finally had it, and are issuing a warrant for HIS arrest! We are TOTALLY stoked.

Take care of you! I miss you lots, but not enough to start blogging any time soon!

Mike said...

I never censored the kids movies too much unless they were full of heavy sex scenes. Even at that, I always thought that it was odd that parents would censor out sex scenes but not think twice about violent scenes.

Weird, huh?

themom said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!! As far as the movies go...I never censored anything (lots of sex - yes) but other than that, I always was available to answer questions and bring the reality of the fact - that movies are primarily make believe. It truly was not a bad decision - my kids have turned out semi-sane! Poo poo on the COAEW - don't let her interfere with your relationship to the kids - you are doing a great job!

bekah said...

I totally suck and missed your birthday. I even thought about texting you. And did I? No. I suck.

But happy birthday.

here today, gone tomorrow said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Chickie!

AmyD said...

Ethan and Kate swear like sailors at home but you would never know it if you met them in public.

;)

Ethan is going to be 17 in December, I pretty much let him have free reign with movies as long as the girls aren't in the room and I don't have to listen to it. Thank God he isn't into horrible things like The Hills Have Eyes or Pulp Fiction. But, he does like the dramas (Flyboys, The Patriot).

Kate is watching Interview With The Vampire right now for the first time. I wouldn't have let her watch it say, two years ago.

AmyD said...

BTW -

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHICKIE-PIE!

The Phosgene Kid said...

Happy birthday. I don't even remember 32...

Shover Robot said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!

Wish I was 32 again.

Monogram Queen said...

Happy Belated Birthday Chickie!

I love it that COAEW was pissed hehe...

rebturtle said...

Happy birthday! You're only 15 days older than me, but still older - hehehe. Bicentennial babies are the best! And we got the year of the Dragon, too! See, we're just naturally cooler than most people... ;D

Chickie said...

Becky - So, when he goes to the pokey - will you take him a cake on visiting day? *insert evil grin here*

You’ll come back to blogging. I have faith that it will suck you back in!

Mike - I censor the sex because it embarrasses me to be in the room with them when it’s on. I don’t like ANY sex references if I’m watching it with them. There are some movies that I’ll let them watch together but I won’t watch with them.

But violence doesn’t bother me too much. If something is really graphic then they can’t see it but we’re getting to be pretty lenient on that.

themom - I think as long as kids get that the stuff they see on t.v. is make believe that they’ll be alright. Now that LB is realizing that the scary movie stuff in movies isn’t real, he’s getting into them more. At this point, I just find the COAEW amusing.

bekah - It’s the thought that counts!

AmyD - I’m glad that LB is getting into scary movies because it gives me someone to watch them with!

Ah, Interview With The Vampire. I loved that movie. That was before my “boycott Tom Cruise” days.

The Phosgene Kid, Shover Robot, Monogram Queen & everybody else! - Thanks for the birthday wishes!

rebturtle - AND we’re Leos! When I was a kid, I got such a huge kick out of the Bicentennial quarters. I thought they were specially made for me.

rebturtle said...

Sorry sweetheart, I'm a Virgo. I guess in the words of the mighty "Animal Farm," all people are equal, but some people are "more equal than others..."
:p

Chickie said...

rebturtle - Well, damn. I knew if I didn't bother to look it up that you wouldn't be a Leo.

I need to remember that Google can be my friend.

Regal said...

H A P P Y B E L A T E D B I R T H D A Y!

Chickie said...

Regal - Thank you! :)

Midwestern City Boy said...

Like Mike and others, we let kids watch as violent of movies as they want; but gratuitous sex is a no no. They aren't much interested in it anyway; but in sex is harder to explain than violence.