Sunday, June 01, 2008

Pay Attention

We must be ever diligent in raising this boy of ours.

*Admit've missed stories about The Boy.*

My son is of the independent sort. He may be only four, but in his mind and heart, he's at least ten and capable of much.

Take reading, for example. I believe he thinks he can read.

Yesterday morning, he and Kenna were watching some Saturday morning goodness, as kids have a right to do. He grabbed the remote because what was showing on the screen was not to his liking. I wasn't paying a whole lot of attention because ....well, I just wasn't. I was doing something here on the laptop (about 3 feet away).

Next thing, I know, Kenna was screaming "NOOOOOOO". She grabbed the remote from him and changed it. I asked what was going on and she said Vitt ordered a channel on the satellite. She told me to hit recall to see what it was.

I did.

Uh oh.

My son, in his Independence, had ordered the Playboy channel.

I immediately hollered for The Man to call the satellite company right that minute to tell them we most certainly did not want that channel.

He did. They were totally cool about it and made a note on our account. Which was right nice of them.

I've never had to implement parental controls except one time. That was all in my first marriage and so not worth mentioning here.

I guess it's time to brush off the parental lock here and now.

Can't have my people getting educated up on Saturday mornings.


chelle's winks said...

This happened to me when Kyle was in 4-K. You may remember the story. I was in the shower and Kyle ordered one of those channels(?) unfortunaly he saw some pretty bad stuff before I could stop it. I was horrified and had to tell his teacher about it in case he started asking questions. Needless to say we had all those channels blocked. I still don't know how he did it because I don't know how to order anything from cable. I didn't even know we had that feature. He never mentioned it after that....but it still makes me sick to think about it. Watch your kids on the computer too....

Deb said...

4 huh? So, your saying that you think he might be a little young for the Playboy Channel? I don't know about satellite. but maybe it has the cute little pic of the bunny and he thought "Hey lets watch some bunnies - that sounds good" Even funnier though is Kenna: "NOOOOOOO". I am picturing that whole scenario - him about to press the button - her trying to stop the impending disaster - it all unfolding in slow motion - pretty damn funny if you ask me.

Lishak said...

That was hiliarious to read! My hubby read over my shoulder and burst out laughing. That's a boy for ya! :)

Pikes Pickles said...

ohheck. We had a similar circumstance here with a movie on demand. My son came running into the bedroom saying " Mom, I made a mistake "