Things Kids Say Thursday: Busted

Like most kids nowadays, Little Man has an iPad Mini that he uses to play games, make videos, and send everyone messages. Usually he’s pretty good about putting it away when I tell him to, even if I do have to hear a bit of groaning about how heΒ had almost beaten a certain level on one of his games. (I’ll refrain from calling bullshit on my own kid for not leveling up only because of his mom.)

So, yeah, he is usually good at putting the tablet away when it’s time. Usually.

One thing our family (minus Baby Girl) likes to do is play the game Clash of Clans. For those of you not in the know, that is a war app available on Apple and Android devices. It’s a lot of fun and insanely addictive — won’t you please join our clan?

Message LM sent my friend in an attempt to recruit her for our clan. His part is in blue.

We are all in the same clan and have fun upgrading our bases and sending each other troops. Little Man has been obsessed with it lately, even more so than I have been, which is really saying something. He’s constantly worried about who is going to attack his base and how much loot will be stolen, but that’s just how it goes in these games.

Anyway, the other night I told him to lay down while I rocked his sister. He gets 15 minutes to read in bed, which has mostly been comic books lately, and then it’s lights out. I put her down and his light was out, so I assumed he was asleep. I messed around for a bit, then pulled up the Clash of Clans game on my phone. I saw that LM had asked a question about our clan going to war, so I responded, figuring he’d see it the next afternoon.

One minute later, I get a notification that someone had posted in the chat box.

It was Little Man responding “Okay” after I told him we didn’t have enough people to go to war.Β 
“Hey, I just got a message from Little Man,” I told Sam. “But you don’t have his tablet out, do you?”

“No,” Sam said, looking equally confused.

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And then we got it.

“He wouldn’t!” I said to Sam. “He knows better!”

“Looks like he did.”

We dashed to Little Man’s room, where we found him with the covers pulled over his head playing on his tablet.

“Well, guys, I think I have enough troops to attack now,” we were informed upon entering the room. It was like he had no clue that we were going to be less than pleased with him, which made the situation the kind of funny where you can’t laugh in front of the kid, but laugh later.

I sat down on the edge of his bed. “Too bad those troops aren’t gonna get to come out and fight anytime soon, since you decided to take your tablet to bed! You’re supposed to be sleeping!”

He poked his head out from the covers. “Oh, yeah, I forgot.”

“You forgot that you were supposed to go to sleep and not turn on your tablet?” I asked.

LM looked rather sheepish. “Well, sorta. I’m sorry; I won’t do that again.”

“You definitely won’t.” I took the tablet away and kissed him goodnight. On the way out, Little Man called out, “Can you check my clan, yo?”


Hopefully LM has now learned his lesson not to chat in the game with his mom when he’s supposed to be sleeping. And I’ve learned to confiscate the tablet before he goes to bed.


36 thoughts on “Things Kids Say Thursday: Busted

    • I’ll have to comment on yours when I get on the laptop (mobile is so screwy!) but we also recently woke up to LM having fixed himself a bowl of cereal. It was nice that he did that instead of waking us for a change!

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  1. Funny. I love that Kat hasn’t learned to sneak around properly yet. The other night, she got out of bed, grabbed some poptarts, and ate them as a midnight snack. Then she called me on the monitor to bring her some water because the poptarts made her thirsty! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    As a side note, have you heard of “Epic books for kids”? It’s this awesome iPad app that is like Netflix but with kids books. It’s $5 a month, I think, but so worth it. We let Kat listen to the audio or read to me books at bedtime to fall asleep. It’s really great. There’s also a feature on the iPad that allows you to lock a kid into a certain app, so games and shows can’t be accessed.

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  2. I have had to take away books, DSs, and Kindles at times. And by take away, I mean sleep with them chained to my waist πŸ˜‰ lol
    Many mornings, I would wake with the boy one standing over me at the buttcrack of dawn, “It’s morning, may I have my GameBoy back now?” Gah.

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  3. aintnobodygottimeblog says:

    You know he’s doing great at the other app too πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜Ž If he asked me to join y’all on that game I wouldn’t even know how to download it LOL

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  4. That’s why Crash’s tablet is password protected. He can’t play it without coming to us “do the password”. Otherwise he’d be on it all day and night Minecrafting. I played CoC for a while, but got bored with it. I couldn’t upgrade fast enough.

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