Thursday, March 19, 2015

Tate's Transgressions (or De Overtredingen van Tate)

When I got home from work, the Wii was missing. So I knew things were bad. 

Tate is no stranger to trouble. Referring to SpongeBob Square Pants as "Butt Butt Butt Pants," for example, gets him a stern look. Hitting his brother gets him sent into timeout. When he's really bad, the Wii gets taken away. 

Luckily Paige, our family's second mother--or more accurately, the resident narc--documented all of the reasons for Tate's punishment: 
  • Hit Curtis
  • Bit me
  • Using bad language
  • Yelling at mom
  • Putting the remote in your pants
  • Trying to pull down my pants
  • Fighting with Curtis
  • Throwing  ball at Curtis
  • Making a mess
  • Nearly ruining my homework
  • Stepped on Curtis
  • Threw tantrum
  • Spitting
  • Lying 
  • Making me write this list
Sounds like a busy afternoon. 

It's pretty clear that the punishment fit the (many) crime(s). But the real victim here is me. 

Tate and I play Super Mario 3 on the Wii every night. After weeks of work, we'd finally made it to level 7. When Traci unplugged the Wii, we lost all of our progress. Just like that. 

It's a dark, dark day in the Sutherland house. 

A dark, dark day. 

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Spencer this is awesome! I love your blog. It's so funny and witty. Keep up the good work! Amanda Shaw