Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I Love Lucy

Larry's away at yet another management retreat, and I'm in charge in the evening.  Apparently he's been letting the little ones stay up until all hours, because Rachel was shocked - shocked - when I had her turn out her light at 8:30.

"It's boring with the light off!" she shrilled at me, repeatedly.  Well, yes, it is...

I obtained the entire first season of I Love Lucy DVD's from the library this month.  I've found that I can get the kids to do almost anything with an I Love Lucy episode dangling before their little noses as an incentive.  And it's better than candy - lasts longer and doesn't rot their teeth.  Why didn't I see this valuable tip in any of those lousy parenting books I read all those years ago?

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12 comments:

  1. CRAP, I wrote something very long but then it flipped to another screen to confirm or something and I had already surfed away and saw it too late.

    Sigh.

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  2. Ok, now this last time the screen did not pop up. I may be losing my mind. WTF is up with the crazy screens??

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  3. I might even get my housework done if you dangle an I Love Lucy episode in front of my nose.

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  4. I'm going to check one out straight away.

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  5. The Addams Family works well, too, but it does give the kids ideas...

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  6. Best parenting advice I've gotten in YEARS.

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  7. Love Lucy!

    A couple of spoonfuls of Vita-Meata-Vegeman for the kids might get you a few hours of peace and quite. LOL

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  8. Whatever it takes, my friend! And...I think we need to question Larry's child management skills. :)

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  9. I love that cover where she's holding that bottle of Vetamitavegamin. Best episode ever.

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  10. Lucille Ball's voice is as familiar to me as my own mother's. My sister and I were FANATICS of the show. It makes my heart swell with pride when my 3 kids (10, 14, 15) laugh at this show.

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  11. I'm with Shelly....Vitametavegamin all the way baby.

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  12. I still remember the summer my 6 year old granddaughter told me she loved "I Love Lucy". I had a large boxed set I had bought at a garage sale and gave it to her. She was so happy.

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