I Need a Black Robe and a Doily.

“Mom, can I watch a show?”

“Yeah, after my show is over.”

“You watch this show, like, every single day.”

“Not really, but yeah, I watch it a lot.  I like it.”

“Well, I don’t like it.  It’s boring.”

Well, that’s, like, your opinion, man.”

“This show’s called Judge Judy?


“What’s it about?”

“Well, it’s a show about court.  Court is where you go when someone breaks the law.  The law is like the rules for grownups.  See that lady with the white hair?  She says that the guy with the red hair broke the law when he threw a firework at her dog.  He says he didn’t do it.  So she said to him, ‘Hey!  I’m taking you to court!’ Then they both go to court to see the judge.  That’s Judge Judy.  She decides who’s right and who’s wrong.  The person who’s wrong has to either pay money, or say they’re sorry, or give something back.”


“Does that make sense?”


“OK.  Sometimes, when you’re playing with a toy, Bella comes and takes your toy, right?”


“And that’s against our rules, right?”


“So, when she does that, you come to me and say, ‘Bella took my toy!’ And then I ask you guys questions, and decide what to do.  Sometimes I give the toy back to you, sometimes I tell you to give her a turn.”


“That’s court.  I’m the judge.  I’m Judge Judy.


“I know.  Does that makes sense?”

“Yes.  Can you make me a sandwich?”


“What about an ice cream cone?”

“Your counterclaim for ice cream is dismissed.”

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2 Responses to I Need a Black Robe and a Doily.

  1. Cherie says:

    Love! Especially her counterclaim for ice cream. What a smart girl 🙂

  2. iamjanel says:

    She’s a master negotiator, usually; she caught me on the wrong day 🙂

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