Obsessions–a 5 part series

Dear Halo,

Thank-you for entertaining my 13-year-old son for hours upon hours when he has nothing else he could be doing.  I mean, he does get up at 6:30 AM even though it is summer and Halo keeps him very entertained until the rest of us join the living world.   Why would he use that time to get anything important accomplished?

However, please find a way to keep the young kids I work with from falling into your very violent trap.  Children in primary grades certainly don’t need to know anything about you and your other video game friends until they are old enough and mature enough to separate fiction from reality, and honestly, for some people, that will never happen, so can you invent some sort of intelligence breathalyzer?


Mom of a Gamer


Dear Bad Weather,

Curly was just getting to the point that thunderstorms no longer sent her fleeing into our closet.  We may be back to her climbing in bed with us.   The car ride home on Friday combined with the tornado warning just as we were getting to the big fireworks show was just too much for her.

Just this week, it was, “Forget the fireworks, people, get inside and save yourselves!!”  as she ducked into the basement fort with her cousins, praying.I am not a fan of medications, but she really needed an anti-anxiety pill at that moment.


Mom who also is afraid of thunderstorms

Dear Fishing,

Crazy Man loves you.  I don’t like to eat fish.  Can you come up with a compromise?  If possible, please involve gummy worms, they fit the theme.


Mom who grew up eating way too much Walleye.  Yes, there is such a person.


Dear Sunshine,

Please take it easy on my Princess.  Her face is so beautiful.  Well, it was, and it will be again after she finished molting.  She loves to swim and play outside, and since we will be facing winter in a few months, she needs to be out there without your mean burning abilities heckling her.


Mom of a Snakeskin Girl.


Dear Explosives,

Crazy Man loves to blow things up since getting the opportunity to do so over the 4th of July.  (Yes, I know I already wrote a letter to Fishing about Crazy Man, but due to his personality, he has more than one obsession.)  I am worried about this new love.  The last thing he needs to add to his resume is “Expert blower-upper.”  Trust me on this one and just walk away, explosives, walk away from him!!


Mom who loves her son to be whole.


In response to Mama Kat’s

3.) Do you love it or hate it? An open letter to your child’s latest obsession.Mama's Losin' It



7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pam
    Jul 06, 2011 @ 21:42:37

    I recognize a couple of those pictures 🙂


  2. May
    Jul 07, 2011 @ 10:20:46

    Intelligence breathalyzer?! You could retire wealthy if you could invent that one!
    A fun read.


  3. Jacki
    Jul 07, 2011 @ 10:37:07

    Great post! I loved the format of using letters. And please explain to me why there are Halo action figures.


  4. Morgan Kellum
    Jul 07, 2011 @ 16:01:12

    Very fun … love the intelligence breathalyzer. that could be used in a myriad of ways. 🙂


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