Thursday, February 09, 2006

My son, the school ditcher

The screenshot to the left is of a video game that's been a thorn in my side for the last couple days.

This game is Katamari. Also known as the game that our son has been obsessed with for a while now. It's really hard to describe, so I stole a screenshot to post...but basically you run around rolling everything up into a ball. Cars, buildings, people etc., and then it gets turned into a star.

Yah, yah. I know what you're thinking, but apparently it's pretty popular, and it's all my son talks about...and I have to say that for a while it was a welcome change of pace from all the tornado talk he's been doing as of late.

We told him that if he did good on his report card, that we would get it for him. He did great on his report card, so I ordered it. It would have been ideal if it had arrived on the weekend he was sick, but unfortunately it arrived Monday afternoon, and when he got home, he pretty much let him play right up until bedtime except for reading, homework and dinner, so he got a pretty good deal for a Monday. :)

Tuesday, I send Sebastian to school. I'm getting out of the shower around their lunch time, when I got a phone call from the school nurse informing me that Sebastian's stomach "feels funny." He had even told her that he'd been to the doctor last Friday, and she thought I should go get him and bring him home so he can rest. No fever, nothing.

I knew what the little booger was up to right away. I walked into the nurses office and asked him what was wrong. " My stomach feels funny! " he said, doubling over and clutching his stomach. I was like "hrm, okay, well let's get you home and to bed, then." He perked right up and said "I'll feel much better when I can play my game."


The school nurse was already suckered by his seven year old charm. She was "aww"ing over him as she got his jacket and his backpack ready and I just stood there with my fists clench and fire prolly shooting out my ears, unable to believe what I was watching my son do, and it was all I could do to get out of that school and out to my car without making a total ass of myself in front of everyone, hah.

Imagine his suprise when he got out to the car and was informed (as I was calling his father to bitch at him while disguising it as ratting my son out) that there would be no video games when he got home, because Mommy is still smarter than he is and although his plan was well executed, he SUCKED at carrying it out, and therefore he was busted. He may have suckered that nurse but he sure didn't sucker me, and he was going to pay.

He was pretty miserable. But I guarantee you, he won't ever do that again.

And, as usual, I blame Phil for this behavior. :)

1 comment:

lkmanitou said...

Now I have the Katamari Damacy song stuck in my head >.< Royal Rainbow!! Its almost as an addictive game as Lumines even though the game developers must have been on crack.