I hate Barney, I am convinced that there is a paedophile under there. I have no evidence to prove the contrary so I stand by my beliefs.
My worst fear came true when a number of months ago we were at a braai at a friend’s house and my son walked out of their’s room with a beaming smile and the purple
devil dinosaur under his arm. It took some cajoling to get it out of his sticky little mits and I confess to hiding it back in the child’s room on the top bunk, where only an adult can reach. I know, I know, I am evil and will pay for that. Some day. But this is today.
There is a moratorium on Barney in our house, scratch that, there is a moratorium on Barney, Ben 10, Spiderman, Superman and before my son was born, Pooh too. Simply because he (Pooh, that is) is a
dictator brat , and he took Eeyore’s starring role.
You don’t agree? Consider this: he eats honey all day long and orders everyone around. Doesn’t that sounds like a number of political leaders to you?
Unfortunately the Terrorist’s grandfather bought him a Pooh Bear and as my father is not one to buy these things on his own very often, that rule had to be bent. I have made peace with Pooh, we are great chums now, he allows me to sleep several uninterrupted hours per night and for that I am eternally grateful, so dictator or not, we are now in a symbiotic relationship.
These rules are not in place just out of pure spite, because I get a kick out of it, they are there for some very good reasons. One being the most important of all of them…
The same reason I generally buy the toys that have an ‘OFF’ switch, or replace the new batteries with slightly worn ones, so that the grating song that I will inevitably hear at 6 am on a Saturday is not quite as loud as it would have been had it been bolstered by fresh batteries.
When all is said and done, what good am I going to be as a mother when I am in the nut house clutching my shins and rocking to the tune of “I love you”?
Besides, if he doesn’t have it he can’t miss it-right?
That was my plan, untill the husband so kindly pointed out that if I place him in school there will be Barney and I will have no control over it. None.
Time to research homeschooling.