As everyone knows, my poor deprived children get to watch one hour of TV a day before bed, at most. They definitely do not agree with this policy, but have realized that fighting this battle is futile for them, so they just live with this horrible discrimination.
Anyway, Tania, our au pair has been sick since yesterday. Thankfully she is feeling better today and said that she will be fine watching girls. So, in order to minimize the contact between girls and still sick Tania, I told them that after school, once they are done with their homework, they can watch TV so that they are not closely playing with Tania. Girls are ecstatic. Happy hugs and ‘You are the best mommy ever’ ensures. Everyone is thrilled.
And now for the evil mommy plan:
Today, Adam will take girls to Becky’s school for book fair around 6pm. So we asked Tania to give them dinner earlier, around 5-5:30 instead of the usual 6pm so that they can go to the book fair. By the time they are done at the book fair and will pick me up from work afterwards, it will be their bed time. They get home from school around 3:30pm; then snack and homework. The earliest they will get to the TV will be 4:30pm. They will be lucky to get 1 hour of TV before it’s dinner time and they have to leave. Insert evil mommy laugh here.