He Was Dying To Read To Me

posted by Momo Fali on August 18, 2008

My six year old son was playing Marble Blast on the computer when I thought it would be a good idea for him to stop his game and come read me a book. Because really? Who can get enough of Ten Apples Up on Top? The antics and drama always keep me coming back for more.

I called from the living room, “Hey, why don’t you come in here and read me a story?”

And it’s a good thing I knew he was playing a game, because he replied, “Okay, but wait until I die first!”


  • Melisa

    I saw a t-shirt at the mall the other day that said

    “Commitment: When your girlfriend says ‘It’s me or the video games’ and you tell her ‘Let’s talk about it after this level'”. LOL!

  • Middle Aged Woman

    But I’m about to beat this boss! I never get to this level, Mom! If I shut it off I have to start back at level 1!

    All courtesy of 16-year-old-Boy.

  • Ed (zoesdad)

    I suppose it’s all in the way he words it. He could have said–I’d rather die first!

  • Heather

    I have to save! I have to save!

  • Stella

    I hear that ALL THE TIME from mine!

    “Come have dinner.”

    “Mooooom, I’m not DEAD yet!”

    “o ok”


    I think that’s the modern version of “Over my dead body”.

  • the planet of janet

    “dinner is ready”


    *5 minutes go by*

    “i SAID dinner is ready.”

    “i’m trying to save. it takes a long time!!!”

    sigh. maybe they’re waiting till I die first.

  • chefmom

    AGH! That drives me nuts!! My husband plays a pool game on the computer that you can’t pause. Children can be bleeding, screaming for their butt to be wiped or passed out on the floor, while I’m cooking dinner, and all I get is “I can’t pause, I’ll miss my shot and piss the other person off.” Doesn’t matter babe, you already pissed me off.

  • GHD

    I have a feeling something similar is coming my way in the future…

    Cute post!!

  • Kori

    Every time I read stuff like this I feel so much less alone….thank you!

  • piper of love

    I love it when I hear my sons say ‘wait until I kill him first’, it makes me really happy.

  • dlyn

    Unfortunately, my husband doesn’t think this is a good reason for the delay in dinner being made. He just doesn’t get it.

  • Brittany

    My greatest fear!

  • Tom

    So, that’s what life after death is all about. I wonder if they have Go Dog Go there too?

  • Kat

    That reminds me of when I was little and my parents bought me the original Nintendo. I got my privileges taken away for weeks at a time for only selectively hearing things my mom would tell me while I was playing.

  • Corey~living and loving

    Priceless. πŸ™‚ oh and I LOVE 10 apples up on top. πŸ™‚ good choice!

  • meleah rebeccah

    ha!! ha!! ha!! ha!!

    My son doesn’t do anything until after he DIES 1st too!

  • Rachel

    Dude, that’s just funny. πŸ™‚ LOL.

  • holly

    this post made me die (…….of laughing…..) okay not good.


    10 apples is good, hop on pop i like more. there is all the hopping. on pop.

  • Ms Picket To You


    THAT is awesome.

    Especially since I just read “monster in this book” like five times.

  • Dapoppins

    They always have some excuse…

  • Lizzi

    Oh, that’s nothing! My son always …

    … just kidding.


  • Immoral Matriarch

    I think I’ve said that exact same thing while playing a game before. LOL

  • tanya25m

    No comments… I used to say that too… when I was a kid, I mean πŸ™‚

  • Birdie

    *snicker* Truly! It’s always something with those games. They can never just get off right then.

  • BusyDad

    Hahaha! I’m definitely accustomed to that one. Yesterday my kid got all philosophical on his PSP. “Well what’s the point of all this really? if I can’t do anything on this screen what’s the point!!”

  • Jo Beaufoix

    That kid is the funniest, seriously. You must laugh all the time. πŸ˜€

  • Maureen

    Har!!!! I think my heart would have skipped a beat at that one!

  • Whiney Momma


    I love it that he reads you books; how friggin adorable.

  • Jaina

    Oh dear.

  • Kimmylyn

    i remember saying that to my mom.
    but i was playing tetris or something..hahaha

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