Monday, January 26, 2009

Guess What I Found: Eff-You, Mario & Luigi

My boys, Capt. Chaos and his sidekick Destructo, took full advantage of their time on the computer this weekend. Their, sadly, unsupervised time. I heard them in my office, giggling uncontrollably and believed them when they called back that they laughing at Mario & Luigi (of Nintendo fame) "bloopers" on YouTube.

Me, of all people, should've known better. I mean, c'mon, I was a third grader once! I remember sneaking looks at 'Our Bodies, Our Selves' and twittering with my friends over the photos of penises and breasts. I can't imagine what I would've seen if the internet, in its current form, had existed then! Probably everything my little finger could've clicked through to. ;)

But, with a savvy mama like me, I wouldn't've gotten away with it either. Not that I had to be a techno-super-sleuth to follow the phosphorescent glow that my brain-child left behind....

Lesson Learned: Not even a barely proficient third grade reader can be left unattended on the computer.


  1. Ha! I hope he found what he was looking for.

  2. The fact that he says "the f word" instead of searching the actual word is so... sweet, in a way.

  3. I'm with the other Liz. . . I love that he googled the "f" word. At least he didn't google the "F Act!!!!"

  4. Liz and Lizspin are so right on with this. I agree wholeheartedly!

    And I can't believe you were twittering before twittering was cool. So like you, you cool chick you.


  5. I remember, some years ago (13 years or so), getting a phone call from a neighbor. It seems my 7 year old son and her 7 year old daughter were on the their computer, unsupervised and went into and got to see some uh, very interesting videos.
    So googling the F word ain't nearly as bad!
    OK, fess up! How many of you googled "the f word" to see what they found? (the f word video is hysterical! hehehehe

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  7. Kristina: I don't think he did!

    Liz: So right... I had a little talk with him about it and put him and his brother on YouTube probation. He was so embarrassed, but STILL couldn't help but giggle about it!

    Ann's Rants: Truly, this is my last "sweet" foul ball that involves the boys and the f-word. :)

    LizSpin: I got a mighty LOL on your comment! YOU ARE SO RIGHT!!! He told me that "sex" meant kissing the other day, so he is not to the "act" yet, thank goodness.

    Lee: Yes, you wouldn't believe the twittering going on when I was in grade school! ;^) I was the one that was constantly in trouble for talking and giggling in class.

    Joanie: WTH? 7 year olds?!? Now those are some seriously advanced kids. I would hate to have to make THAT call to the neighbors... Of course I've had to make the call that someone's son saw me naked when he walked into the bathroom as I was walking out of the shower. *cringe* It is a whole other ballgame when we're talking about little guys, though, thank goodness!

    Marinka: F-ing perfect. :)

  8. Ugh, I see this in my near future. I hate that my 6-year-old can now read.

    Illiteracy is so f-ing underrated.

  9. Now that I think about it, it's possible they were a little bit older. But not more than 11 because Becky and her family moved to NH when she was 11.

  10. LOL! I would have been a terror if we had a computer when I was younger! Oh the workings of a wondering 3rd grader so full of questions! lol

  11. That is freakin hilarious! did you cry, or laugh?

  12. Vodka Mom: I hope you don't have any kindergarters throwing around the "f-word" in class. THAT would be tragic!

    E.M.: LOL - totally f-ing underrated! If you knew how much I have fretted and moaned about his poor reading skills.... I do just have to laugh- there is an UPSIDE to this that I wasn't even aware of! Thanks!!

    Joanie: OK, anywhere between 9 and 11 seems better for searching up ;^)

    Sabrae: Exactly! Me, too!

    Janie: I laughed until I cried. I've gotten a lot of mileage and giggles out of the story, too. :)

  13. Please give them a hug and tell them how proud I am that they were so interested in looking up the word "fundamental"- that is the word they were looking for write

  14. he he he .. kids r so curious .. !

  15. ha ha!! Good boy! I tried to look up "fart" in the dictionary in elementary school but got so nervous and giggly I ran away before I found it!

  16. I'm surprised it didn't take him to my blog.

  17. That, my dear, is PRICELESS!


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