Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Parenting by Star Wars

The boys are in the living room watching TV. They’ve been inside about 20 minutes.

Mayhem: Where is the hot chocolate Mama?

Me: I’m in the middle of something. I’ll make some if you go outside for an hour.

Havoc: We already went outside for a half hour. You said we’d get hot chocolate if we went outside for a half hour

Me: I’m altering the agreement. Pray I don’t alter it further.

6 comments:

Too Many Hats said...

Hehehe - love it!

Cheri said...

Did it work? too funny.

humel said...

Love it :-) We often quote 'You have failed me for the last time...' in out household! Personally my parenting style is a careful balance of bribery and threats ;-)

Lizzie said...

Haa haa... that's so funny! You wicked mama! We quote "Use the Force Luke" and various pretend Yoda quotes, such as "Eat your dinner you must" etc.
My husband loves to tell J. the joke about Darth Vader saying to Luke "I know what you're getting for Christmas" - Luke says "Why?" - Vader - "I've felt your presents!" AAAARRGH how corny is that?
Thank you George Lucas, for an endless fund of puns and quotations to enhance family life!

Aunt Becky said...

Um. I didn't see a quote, but I love what you did anyway. Because, uh, it's what I'd do. (I don't know Star Wars)(I know, I KNOW)

Aunt Becky said...

Um. I didn't see a quote, but I love what you did anyway. Because, uh, it's what I'd do. (I don't know Star Wars)(I know, I KNOW)