Machines That Rule the World

Laylee continually finds new ways to boss Magoo around. Today they were playing in the ship they made and she told him to steer to the left. “No. I’m going this way,” he said, which was funny because he doesn’t know right from left. He just resented being told what to do. They picked at each other for a minute when Laylee finally said, “You have to go left because I said so and I’m the GPS.”

She’s smart enough to know who wears the pants around here, who has absolute and total power and control over our lives. It’s Diane, our GPS. She says, “Go right,” and we darn well go right. She says “Continue 3.5 miles,” and we continue. Sometimes she has to recalculate because we, in our incompetency, make a wrong move, but she always sets us straight with new directions.

“Okay,” Laylee continued to the acquiescent Magoo, “Turn left. Now keep right for 2 point miles. Now turn right and arrive at destination on left.”

Magoo continued to follow her directions.

“You know what a destination is? It’s the place you want to go.”

The place who wants to go? Huh, Laylee? If a GPS can boss Mom and Dad around, then the sky’s the limit really.

“I’m the GPS. Go get me a drink and polish my shoes peasant boy.”

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13 Responses to Machines That Rule the World

  1. This post…and Laylee…are both pure genius!

  2. Kaherine says:

    classic! 🙂

  3. cyndi says:

    Ours is a Garmin, and it rules the world of my 5yo son…we call him the Human Garmin since it taught him to read and he has memorized most of the routes…it’s hard to remember how we lived without it, and it’s only been in charge since last Christmas 😉

  4. grammyelin says:

    Brilliant, Laylee! Any device will do to keep we girls coming out on top. Poor Magoo – there is no hope of man over machine in this case. I love these posts that show how our children’s minds work. They are purely astonishing sometimes.

  5. Proud Daughter of Eve says:

    *lol* I predict Laylee will go far in life… probably dragging poor Magoo!

  6. This is hilarious! And how did you choose the GPS’s name? 😀


  7. Aubrey says:

    Now if only the GPS would kindly direct the baby to ‘turn left and proceed out the uterus 1.3 feet!” Good luck and God speed.

  8. Terrah says:

    LOL! Ah, greatness. Lovin’ your blog! Keep up the good work!

  9. Natasha says:

    Hey pregnant neighbor that cant sleep anymore. I am so glad your mom is here!!! But really whats up with the baby not listening to its moms internal GPS, hmmmmmmmmmmm???? Ok, I am going back to bed, I am still not up to full speed but tommorow the man is back to MS so……. just came down for some water & felt a compulsive need to check your site to see if lil wanda is here yet, Friday is the new moon mabey she is confused & thinks thats the big day instead of Nov. 21st or whatever the date is, hmmmmmmmm
    let em know if you decide to use the black cohosh, it does work for most, mabey even you Thompson womenfolk!!

    Remember I am not contageous & if you need something let em know, tell your mom too!!!

    Much love,

  10. Beth says:

    Our Garmin’s name is Veronica! We love Veronica…

  11. oinorton says:

    HEY! I heard you had baby from heather on facebook! YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I can’t wait to see how much different and better this was. So relieved! love ya

  12. Mike says:

    “Mommy,” my 6-year old told my wife, one time. “We went sight-seeing today. It was fun.”

    I smiled.

    “I think Daddy got lost … again,” he added.


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