Saturday, April 26, 2008

SBmail

I have several things I want to blog about... I really wish I had some ice cream to blog about. Due to lack of time, however (my weekends have been crazy lately), and lack of functioning brain cells, I am going to leave you with a bit of Pablo.

Pablo loves the computer. I don't dare say, "Then why don't you marry it?" because I'm afraid he would challenge the constitutional definition of marriage and do just that. Because of this we are very careful about how much time he is allowed on it. And anytime he acts up while using the computer (like throwing a fit when it is time to get off) he looses his ability to be on the computer for a running amount of days. The funniest/saddest one was when he threw a fit and I said, "Ok, that is one day no computer." He stomped his foot at me. "Ok, two days." He fell to the floor. "Three days." Get the idea? Well, he worked his way up to 18 days... 18! And if he acts up during that 18 days he gets more days added on. He was an angel for 18 days straight. It was amazing. Finally the day came, he did all his chores (another computer using rule) and his homework, and he got on the computer. He played for a good long time and then it was time for dinner. He threw another fit. "One day. Ok, that's two. Three, you'd better stop. Four." He got it back up to 10. Poor guy. Those days are over now, though, as he has finally learned how to control himself with regards to the computer and he is a super sweet angel about pausing his game so I can use it, or turning it off when it is time to stop. But he still does something very interesting that he has always done. When he is not on the computer he will draw what it was he was doing on the computer. He will draw picture after picture of detailed battle scenes from Age Of Empires. He will make page after page of stink o' man video game screens. And, just recently, he drew these Strong Bad Emails (Lately SBemails have gotten weirder and grosser. For this reason Pablo has to draw it instead of watch it. Several years ago these were a bit more kid friendly so I linked to an older one. And I swear I clean that dry erase board once a week. They just use it so much it always looks like that.):


17 comments:

Cheri said...

He is BRILLIANT!

Michal said...

pablo reminds me a lot of my kimball. they both seem to have very visual memories. kimball learned to write by first writing things like "Toy Story" and "Lion King" in the same font as the movies on our easel. yikes. and that was even though his tv time was quite restricted. but he loves to live in his tv/video game world in the off hours. too funny.
btw, pablo has very nice printing.:)

Amber M. said...

So smart of you to snap pictures of those. It sounds like you found his currency:-)

Mrs. Annie said...

Good idea to snap a pic of this! Wow!

Amy said...

So funny! He's a smart one.

Lucy van Pelt said...

He's so clever in so many ways! BTW, I just ate some B&J's S'mores Ice Cream and I WAS IN HEAVEN!

Richelle said...

Love the Strong Bad emails. My husband likes to watch those sometimes. They are pretty funny.

Amy Y said...

I have no idea what strong bad is... but he sure is one handsome fella!

Becoming Me said...

Smart boy and I love the photo

Family Adventure said...

He is seriously adorable. How old is he??

Heidi

Manager Mom said...

My kids love the computer too... we were just shamed by our day care providers into participating in "Turn Off The TV Week" (I sure did miss that cheap babysitter) but I drew the line when they said "no screen time, including computers."

Sonja said...

That is a great web site! I had fun with it too. I think Sam and Elise (and my husband) would really like it too. :)

I am SO impressed with Pablo's 1) printing 2) writing 3) thought process 4) smile 5)and mother for recognizing that incredible talent.

An Ordinary Mom said...

The fact that Pablo knows the rules so well is simply amazing ... you must be a brilliant mother!

just jamie said...

okay that is one smart kid.

and... good for you for following through on the 18 (plus 10) rule. whew. good idea.

CC said...

He is gorgeous!! I haven't seen a SB video in a while, but I still joke about "everyday I check the e---mail!" Is this the handsome young man you were referring to?

Julia said...

Sorry to snoop on an older post, but just wanted to comment on SB. (Found you through Richelle)

My favorite is the death metal one. Can't beat that. My boy (he's only two) laughs so hard, but I think he just likes the sounds. I love that your boy drew his out. Very creative.

Crockpot Lady said...

ack! too funny about the challenging the constitutional defintion of marriage!
bwahahhahahahhaa, what a funny mama.