Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My Own Personal Hell

Untill recently, I thought that no one could possibly be more obbessed with anything that could annoy me like the CONSTANT talk of everything transformers. That was before my children were introduced to the parent-hell that is POKEMON. For those of you who are still blissfully unaware of Pokemon, it is a game of trading cards that no children actually know how to play, but they must obtain gazillions of cards anyway to organize and "trade". Every card has about eight thousand facts about the particular Pokemon on it which my children, especially Hayes, need read aloud. Several times. For every card. There are situations such as the one that happened today: Dax just walked in the door from school. Hayes (with a naughty smile): Dax, guess what I did today while you were at school? Dax: What? Hayes: I secretly traded your cards! Chaos ensues. And of course, Asher never misses anything so he is constantly trying to mess up someone's most important card-But mom! That one's RARE, REALLY RARE(as if they know what rare is)!-or take off with as many cards as possible. And then there's the whole no you may not take them to school, I don't care if (fill in the blank) does. No, you don't need to trade at the bus stop. NO NO NO NO!!! Just to top it all off, did you know that you can rent Pokemon movies and even see the cartoon on tv? JOY! Ok, now I've got that off my chest, I think I can breath through my nose again.

9 comments:

Katie said...

You are hilarious! (one L or 2?). Just remember us...and Grease...quoting, no RECITING it on long car rides. I bet mom just smiles and thinks "paybacks."

The said...

I am sitting here with the sound of the Pokemon cartoon in the background. Yes, I know your hell well. I can only say that eventually they will move onto something else. That is until someone who is currently in love with Pokemon reminds the child and they have to pull everything out and discuss for hours. Wonderful.

Jennifer said...

Sorry, the above was from me.

Jimi said...

Does that fill in the blank happen to be Hayden-I'm really sorry. Pokemon sucks!

Branden and Angela Jamison said...

Life is never dull...is it. Sometimes when things like this are going on, I have to tell myself, I'll laugh about it later...At least I think I will! You totally crack me up.

Julie Geldmacher said...

It's a good thing that those boys have such a patient mother. You are doing a great job with them and it isn't easy.

Shelly said...

Um, at least it's not your hubby that's the one obsessed. Except in my case it wasn't Pokemon. It was fish. Salt water fish. TankS! Plural tanks in my small little condo. He got over that one, too. Good luck!

Greg La Plant said...

This may sound weird but I was Googling my wife's maiden name which is Emily Geldmacher. I also noticed the BYU jersey are you guys LDS? We are from STL and were sealed in the STL Temple. She is the only Geldmacher I know thats LDS. The rest of her family is Catholic. I assume Geldmacher is your husbands last name. Does he have ties in STL? Anyway sorry to come off a little stalker like. I just thought it was weird.

Kristine said...

We decided a few months back to rip that "HELL" to pieces as it caused so much crying, lying, cheating, and fighting in our house that we couldn't take it any more! I hope your story ends happier! It was fun to see you at Onion Days!