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Will I Ever Hear The TV Again?


I am sitting here on the couch.  Relaxing after a hard day’s work.  It has been a long week.  I have changed bosses and moved offices and the adjustment has been difficult on me.  I am sinking into my chair.

I am relaxing.  As I sit in my easy chair waiting for the Kansas City Royals game to come on.  I’m seeing a timeline and in and out points from editing video all day.  I’m looking forward to watching this game even though I am not your typical Royals fan.  I root for them only because I am from Kansas City.

I turn the TV.  The game comes on.  You can see the excitement that the fans from Kansas City had at the game, I am taking in the excitement.  It is something residents of Kansas City haven’t seen in 29 years!

Out of the corner of my eye I see Mrs. Rookie Dad working on her homework and I see the Rookie pull out his Batman doll.  I smile and sense a peaceful evening as I watch the game.

HEar The TV - The Rookie Dad

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Suddenly, out of nowhere, the Kid raises his voice, and starts to make flying sounds.  His voice gets even louder as he talks in his batman voice.

I don’t have the TV up loud because I want to respect Mrs. Rookie Dad as she studies. As the Rookie gets louder, I creep the volume up on the TV up just a bit.  All I want to do is hear just how awful the announcing for TBS during the playoffs are.  Don’t ask me why I am interested in this but I am.

The Rookie starts to run around the house talking and making his flying noise.  His feet hit the tile in our kitchen like a rock.  The pounding of his feet just add to the noise level of batman talking and flying.

Little did I realize that I was turning up the TV during this entire time.  Mrs. Rookie Dad had had enough. She asked me to turn the TV down to which I replied, “I can’t hear it!”

She responded that the Rookie is playing so nicely, which he was but I wanted to hear the game.  I explained in probably the best way possible (Mrs. Rookie Dad might say it differently) that this is playoff baseball and I want to be able to hear and watch the sounds and sights of the game.

Now, let me say, that I have an incredibly understanding wife who then asked the Rookie to play just a bit quieter.  In which he responded with an ironically loud, “I WILL!!!”

His response made me wonder, if I would ever hear the TV again?

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About The Rookie Dad

I am husband and father foremost. Secondly, I am a PBS producer and contribute to Traveling Dads and Dads Round Table.

Posted on October 6, 2014, in Tech and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. postpostmoderndad

    When the kid becomes a teenager and sulks in his room all day. That’s when.

  2. No. Never again. Unless they are asleep. I don’t even have the radio on when I drive anymore just so I can remember the sound of silence. Er…I mean, hang in there- it gets better!

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