January 26, 2009

In The Red

I don't know how in the name of Baby Jesus I forgot to blog about this!

At the tender age of four years old, Aidan is in debt to the tune of $200. Instead of living beyond his means, he breaks shit beyond his means. The kid only manages to make about 50 cents out of a possible $7 a week in allowance so his credit score pretty much blows right now.

Aidan's cousins have a Guitar Hero World Tour for Wii. And now we have one. Of course they have a Wii to play it on and we do not. Do you see where this is going? Uh hu, he was trying to put on a "concert" and despite being told no less than 87 times not to touch the drums, the drums got knocked over and broken.


Do you think they sell the drums seperately? No, that'd just be too damn easy. So to replace the drums we had to buy the whole $200 set. And as I said earlier, we don't have a Wii so we've got a brand new Guitar Hero World Tour package with broken drums. Well, the drums work they just won't sit up on the stand anymore.

We thought it might turn out ok because maybe we could sell it all to a used game store. I mean you can buy the guitar and game alone for $100 so maybe, just maybe, we could get close to that for our bunked up entire package.

You're not really going to be surprised to find out how badly mistaken we were, are you? We were offered $35. $35!!! Are you fucking kidding me? So I made the kid quit jammin' out on the damn thing and pack it back up. Now we've got $200 worth of video game crap that is totally wasted on us sitting in our garage.

Damn shame. Damn Aidan!!!

13 comments:

CynthiaK said...

I hear your pain.

If it's any consolation, the drums are the least favourite component of the band anyway. (at least in our house)

I think you should start taking video of him playing air guitar (or air drums?) in the hopes of a priceless moment that can be sent off to Funniest Home Videos and maybe you can make some money back?

Jen said...

that is a shame, a real shame.

Idiosynkrasia said...

yep...he'll have a fabulous career in demolition.

maybe you can sell your useless game on craigslist. one mans trash another mans treasure...

Krissi said...

I'm pretty sure that kiddo will be the death of you Sissy! But while he's killing you, you guys continue to kill us with laughter!

Hope you stocked up at the grocery store.. it's lookin like we may be in for more than just "a little ice" this go round!!

Suburban Turmoil said...

This is so my son. He has cost us at LEAST $2,000 in damages and he's not even two. The main one was my Macbook, when he turned a bottle of water over on it!

Regarding what you wrote on my blog, if you want something to think about, check out www.audreycaroline.blogspot.com and read it from the beginning. The woman who wrote it lives about 5 minutes from me and we just met a few weeks ago. She is a brilliant writer and she has gone through some of what you've gone through- I think her perspective might be interesting to you.

Anyway, thanks for commenting!

Anonymous said...

Were you looking for an excuse to buy a wii?

Maybe you can make him support you later in life to make up for it.

Anonymous said...

That stinks. Really. Sorry. You crack me up.

Alicia @ Oh2122 said...

It is a shame, but you are mom of the year for enforcing the "you break it YOU bought it" rule!

Jessica said...

I can't imagine spending $200 on a game, it's a GAME! I'll prolly be eating my words in a few years when the boys want some stupid game, but, for now, heck no! Do you know how many shirts I can buy for 200 bucks? Um, a lot!! :p Sorry for ya, Sis, maybe you'll get your money back someday.

Kritta22 said...

I'll give you a hundred bucks for...but you gotta wait until payday. I'm just saying. Oh and I gotta talk to hubby but I'm pretty sure that sounds like a geat v-day present. Let me know.

Debra said...

One word here , "Craigslist". Put on there ( I think it's free or s minimal charge) and sell it. Really I buy a lot through them (daughters treadmill, fireplace screen). Like one of the previous comments say, ones mans treasure....

Lola Goetz said...

sell it on craigs list! you should be able to get a decent price for it.

Red Headed Mama said...

Keep the game, buy a Wii, Sell the kid on ebay