1.27.2008

Ravings of a Mad Man: vol. 3.11

Ravings of a Mad Man: vol. 3.11

It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid then open it and remove all doubt

-Mark Twain

All of these events take place on the night of January 26, 2008. When asked to babysit my nephews I agreed knowing that it would be a nice break from my long day of homework, I didn't even get finished. Around 6:45 PM two young life forms named Payton and Parker were left in my care, not even Jenny was here. Their parents went to see a movie that night so they needed somebody that doesn't do anything. In I come. A homebody if you will. The night started out just as any other night with young kids, we brought the toys out to play as well. Having fun is easy when you are a kid but having a serious conversation is not so easy. So I posed a question to Payton, I asked him I asked, "Payton will you be voting in this up and coming election for our next President?" He did not respond with an assured yes, he simply said, "I don't think I vote." He continued, "I think that voting is for grown-ups." I had to agree to with the young child so as not confuse him. I then asked, "Do your parents vote?" To that he responded, "I don't think they do now." With an interesting tone he stated, "I think that they voted before we were born though." Then Parker stepped in with his two cents saying in his best English, "Yes mom vote she take me last time vote." I thought that was great that young children were taught of the importance to vote. Although I think that if kids were allowed to vote Dick Norse would win every year as a write in candidate. I was then ordered to build a lego house. Payton then said, "I am hungry." I told him that he was in luck because around the corner the McRib is waiting on us to eat him. I told him though that I didn't have the car seats. He told me that they could sit in the back seat all snug in their seatbelts and that would be fine. After he put some thought to it he felt it would be wise to call his mother. I told him that wasn't possible because she was in a movie. He said, "Well I guess I am not hungry then." I told him, "I can make some Mac cheese or something else." With a glad heart they both jumped for joy wanting some Mac cheese. Meanwhile I had put my Engineering skills to work and completed the lego house complete with a snake arm to protect against evil and a driveway to park the space ship, the bus and Parker's car. It was pretty awesome there are pictures of the job well done online. While they ate they wanted to watch a movie. Parker kept walking around saying, "Is mermermer on?" That's what I understood. After about 5 minutes of that I asked Payton what he was saying to which Payton replied, "He wants to know if the Little Mermaid is on." I told him, "No, that I had put on Condor Man because that was my favorite as a kid and all kids should watch it." He responded that it was too scary for hims. Turns out kids of the future don't like what kids of the past liked.

Trivia Time: Last week's winners were everyone that saw the picture because the zit was larger than life. This week's question is who will the Super Bowl? I think that it will be who ever scores the most points. Really I don't care who wins but I would like to see some trick plays that ends in Tom Brady getting hurt or something along those lines.

I know that a lot of you come to me for the most recent news. President Gordon B. Hinckley passed away.

Have a good week I know I will.

Eric Jones

The Blog www.oprahismymom.blogspot.com

2 comments:

Brittany said...

Payton loved this story. He laughed so hard the whole time Tim was reading it to him. Thanks again! I also published your story on my blog (I didn't even edit it although I was tempted)!!

Andi Wright said...

I know that I can read this on your blog, but I like getting it in my email to remind me that it is there!