We have a kinda sorta not-at-all-strictly-enforced No Electronics or Screen Time Before School Policy at our house. TBH, it’s much easier to lay down the law during the regular school year, but we try to stick to at least the spirit of the policy during summer school days.
This morning, the boy asked if he could play Roblox on his computer before summer school (a request he makes every morning before school), and I said no. Then he asked if he could watch TV, and I said OK, as long as he finished his breakfast, brushed his teeth, and was completely dressed and ready to go when his nanny arrived for summer school drop off.
The boy chose to watch the episode of Modern Family where Mitch and Cameron (finally) get married. Afterward, the boy asked me, “Dad, when are you and daddy gonna get married?” And I said, Do you think we should get married? And the boy said, “Yeah, it’s better if kids’ parents are married and stuff.” And I said, Probably one day, soon, I dunno, whenever.
And the boy said, “Dad, are you afraid of commitment or somethin’?” And I said, I don’t think being with daddy for nearly 20 years says I’m afraid of commitment, yo. And the boy said, “Yeah, but being together and being married are different.”
And I said, Yeah, I guess. And the boy said, “So when are you and daddy getting married?” And I said, First I need to figure out how I’m gonna clean our house before I can plan a wedding. And the boy said, “You can ask my nanny to help cuz she’s good with organizing and stuff.”