So last Saturday I was having Issues.
My computer was acting up again. I had thought I had fixed it from the wonderful suggestions of my readers but no, it was like, "Ha! Fooled ya!"
Then Tommy was like, "My laptop is being weird." (And when I say laptop, I'm not saying brand new laptop. Some parents on the forum I write at will say things like, "My ten year old wants a new laptop. I'm getting him the Macbook Pro!" and I want to say, "Are you related to a Trump? Why would a TEN YEAR OLD need a Macbook Pro?!" No, Tommy's laptop is my mom's old laptop. She coincidentally upgraded to a Mac.)
Anyway, so let's take stock here.
I had my computer being an ass.
I had Tommy's laptop being an ass.
Things were breaking all around me. I needed time to fix them. But I couldn't, because each time I sat down to try and figure out the issues Natalie was like, "Will you play tea party with me?" We'd sip out of plastic cups and I'd say, "I need to go fix some stuff.." and she'd stick a My Little Pony in my hand and go, "Be Shining Armor. He's upset because he can't find his sister Twilight Sparkle."
I managed to break away after that game. I said, "Let's see what Peppa Pig is up to!" because she normally comes on at 1. I switched it over to Nick Jr and...
"What the hell?" I hissed.
Natalie's mouth formed an O. "That's a naughty word. If you said that in school, you'd have to move down your clip."
I mean, okay, I get what Nickelodeon was trying to do. There's a childhood obesity epidemic going around. I noticed this first hand at the State Fair. I spotted it while flipping the channels and noticed that Honey Boo Boo chick playing with her stomach fat. Michelle Obama won't shut up about it. So yes, kids need more exercise.
NOT ON DAYS WHEN I NEED TO FIX STUFF.
Not when my husband is DEPLOYED!
I complained about this online and some people were like, "I agree! I can't even send my kid outside because it's raining!"
Then what, Nick Jr? What if it was RAINING?
They'd probably say, "Play an educational Wii game where you get up and move and LEARN!"
Kiss my ASS, Nick Jr.
"Why won't this screen go away? What's it doing to Peppa Pig?" Natalie asked, concerned.
Is it wrong I immediately thought of bacon?
Anyway, you know what came to our rescue?
And don't worry, Natalie DID get outside later that day. It's just, when she goes out I need to have my focus on her because she's adventurous and she'd be the kid who would climb a tree and get stuck.
My computer is still being a butt.
The laptop is fixed.
Not by me. I took it into the Geek Squad. I'll write about that another time.
Let's hope Nick Jr doesn't pull that stunt this weekend. Natalie needs to make sure Peppa Pig is okay and has not wound up on someone's breakfast plate.