Thursday, July 28, 2011

Spoiled Rotten Angry Birds

The iStuff game, Angry Birds, is really popular in our house. On Saturdays and Sundays when the kids are allowed to play iThings, they spend a good hour each day sling-shooting birds at green piggies wearing helmets. (Sling-shotting? Sling-shooting?)

The kids have even begun playing "angry birds" imagination games, and have gotten as a completely undeserved present a stuffed angry bird of their own.

One morning they asked me face paint angry birds on their cheeks. So I spent a good 30 minutes of my busy morning painting blue, black, and red birds on their cheeks.

As you can tell from their very happy faces, the kids were not happy with me. After spending said 30 minutes painting their faces, I asked them to let me photograph the paintings for my face paint website (

Oh my word you would have thought I'd asked them to give up their eyelashes in exchange for snarling pitbulls!

I had to cajole, order, threaten, and fuss at them to get them to spend 30 seconds of their completely not busy morning to pose for two photos.


Apple, Inc., if you're reading this, please hire one of these app companies to make a game for us parents to play called "Spoiled Children".

In the game, please have whiny, spoiled children poised precariously on stacks of destroyed and messy toys, and then let us sling shoot things at them trying to blow them into smithereens.

We can shoot things like vacuums, mops, sponges, toothbrushes, school books, and dirty socks at them. All the things they hate.

Ahhhh. That would be a super fun game!