Just Call Me Dr. Evil

The other night I jokingly posted to Twitter that I was curious if the girls would ever notice if I moved all the clocks in our house 15 minutes ahead and alluded to the Dr. Evil pink to lips pose.

I was cranky.

They were cranked up.

I may or may not have been under the influence of raging once a month hormones. Ahem.

When Miss C was little and could not yet read I’d sometimes skip over entire sections of a particularly monotonously painful to read bedtime book. (Think Hop On Pop by Dr. Seuss.)

I may or may not have told the girls a certain kids’ show just disappeared from our DVR.

Just wondering if you ever have these Dr. Evil parenting moments.

I can’t be the only one.


  1. Kaye says:

    Oh yeah, guilty here – many times. Amazing how we used to ‘loose’ those long books they want to hear. Those annoyingly load firetruck used to always dissapear too. Many times loud toys found their way to grandma’s house and never came back.
    .-= Kaye´s last blog ..Banana Pudding anyone =-.

  2. amy2boys says:

    I have threatened to suck up a wild toddler in the vacuum cleaner, which the toddler feared, and which resulted in an immediate leap to the sofa and sitting still for a bit until the “danger” had passed.

    This has worked on all three of my kids.

  3. Amy says:

    Oh yeah! I can “skim” a book pretty quick at bed time! 🙂 For now he doesn’t notice. I think we will start the early bedtimes again next week since school starts Aug 4!

  4. Joanne says:

    My first time over. Love your blog! And, I have to thank you for giving me the title to my own blog-post this week, about making good foods evil!

    As far as parenting goes…well, we are probably considered evil by our teenagers. We like to call our form of parenting, “Shock and Awe parenting-style”. It may not always get a big round of applause from our kids, but the adult daughter we’ve raised up so far is finally singing our praises.

    I’m curious, where do you live in Tennessee? Our family is taking a trip in a few months and I’m curious about why you have to take your adorable kindergartner into Kentucky for school?

    I look forward to coming back for a visit!

  5. Mrs. CPA says:

    I used to tell kids I baby sat that movies I didn’t want to watch were broken.

    I’ve shoved a book under the nightstand so I wouldn’t have to read it to Hudson for the 4,000th time.
    .-= Mrs. CPA´s last blog ..Day Four =-.

  6. Linda Sullivan says:

    Oh lol. I can’t get over this post. haha. We all had our share of evil parenting of course, or at least I did. I once told Beatrice to go to bed because her show won’t be on that day. Lied to her that the TV people are on a holiday just so I could watch TMZ. lol

  7. Liz says:

    Oh, yeah. We skipped HUGE sections of Berenstain Bear books. Sometimes, they are WAY too preachy for me at the end of a long day.

    I often let the air out of balloons, too. That always makes me feel a little guilty.

  8. melissa says:

    i used to skip over entire lines and only read a couple of sentences per page.
    they all read on their own now…thankfully. i couldn’t get away with that anymore.

    certain videos disappeared for extended periods of time…cinderella and power rangers back in the day…
    they are too old.
    they pull stunts on me now.
    .-= melissa´s last blog ..For Lori

  9. Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says:

    LOL! I can’t get away with skipping pages anymore when I read to Becca partly because she’s got most of the books memorized now and partly because there’s usually a big sister looking on and they can read now. 😉

    I have my own Dr. Evil moments though – mainly when I go through their rooms and throw away a bunch of stuff that I think is trash but they don’t think is trash. If they do ever (rarely) come and ask me later on where something went, I can honestly tell them that I have no idea where such-and-such is right now.
    .-= Deb – Mom of 3 Girls´s last blog ..It

  10. Sarah says:

    Yup, skipping sections in books was a practice we got into, but now my eldest has started reading, she’s beginning to spot it! I think we’ll have to move the clocks forward too from now on! 😉

    On the plus side, my eldest is almost able to start reading bedtime stories to her sister, so maybe there’s light at the end of the tunnel…!

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