Sunday, January 20, 2008

Cyber Play

1/20/2008

My yahoos love to play together. They come up with some of the cleverest activities. The greatest thing about their play is the need to "pause." As in "Yahoo... Pause the game I need to go potty" or "Pause it while we eat!" or "Can we pause so that I can find Moosey?"

The thing is, that during this play there aren't any paddles or joysticks or remotes to "pause" and neither of them know how to hold still.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am going to use "Pause" from now on in the spirit of the yahoo's. Like when I don't want to do something, or want to be out of commission for the evening.

Winder said...

Maybe I could put my class on Pause!? Or if nothing else I guess could just pause myself and pretend they are not there.

Lisa said...

"Pause" was "Time Out" when I was growing up. I've had to re-train myself after my kids looked at me strange (and started defending themselves) for giving them a "time-out" when they were just playing with each other!

Brooklet said...

no such thing as pause

The McMillans said...

I agree with Brooklet, whenever I pause, someone under 3 feet tall has taken the eggs and cracked them on the floor. With spatula in hand I hear the words "look mommy cooking!" No pause, no pause indeed.

Becca said...

I make my kids pause all the time--are you just now telling me that is not normal???

rabidrunner said...

Lisa brought up a whole bunch of memories with that "Time Out" thing. I forgot about that. Except we used to call it "Times!"

I used to think that I could "Pause" while using a certain facility in the house, but that never happens. There's usually someone banging on the door.

And Becca, what is it you use to induce your pauses...? Can I have some?

Stu Pidasso said...

So if some guys were in favor of this "pause" thing, would they be menopause?

rabidrunner said...

No... I believe they'd be Menforpause. The "of" in menopause is a reference to ownership... meaning men are owned by pause and that's why they don't mop floors.

Becca said...

I have established a frightening persona called "mean mom" and I threaten the kids with visits from her--I will let you meet her someday!