Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bad Parenting? You Decide...

So, E3.2 can pick out the song "Poker Face" by Lady GaGa on the radio within the first 7 seconds of the song. And she likes the song. At least once or twice a week, she gets in the car and says, "Pay Poka Pace, mommy. Pay Poka Pace." (that's "Play Poker Face") We're still working on making her understand that the radio isn't on-demand.

J5.11 now plays "Zombies" everyday after school. Or more accurately, she waters all the plants in our Zen Gardens and then dictates the mini-games and puzzles I'll play to earn cash, more plants and chocolate for her. Upon seeing a monstrous zucchini from my in-laws garden (we're talking almost 18 inches long and 5 inches in diameter here), her first comment was along the lines of, "Wow. We could take out some serious zombies with that." If you missed the original blog post about this game, you can check it out here.

And yesterday, E3.2 finished dinner and requested that daddy put on "The Zombie Song" so she could watch it. This is the music video to accompany Plants vs. Zombies.

Somehow, I don't think that Mister Rogers would approve of our current child-rearing curriculum.


  1. The Onion News Network debates this very subject: educational value of video games.

  2. THAT is TOO funny!!! I can just picture that in my head and I will never be able to hear Poker Face without thinking about what you posted. Go girls!! Way to keep up with the times and create new parenting traps!!

  3. Loved the Onion clip about video games, Brian.