blog hops, Caillou, Jaws, kids, Red Solo Cup, Toby Keith, Wayne's World
Hurray! It’s the weekend! So I’m rounding up our funny moments of the week.
My Top Five Laughs of the Week
- I scratched my leg this week enough that it bled. The only bandaids we have around this place are Dora themed – so my eldest very quickly noticed. I’m walking around trying to get stuff ready to head out somewhere and my daughter is running behind me, trying to see the bandaid, and going: Mommy, mommy! Slow down! Stop a second!” I pause. She examines the bandaid and goes, “Oh! That’s so cute!” Then she kissed my bobo. And it kind of really was all better.
- In a moment of what I thought was pure parenting prowess, I finally let my 3-year-old have a sip of my coffee. She is forever asking; and I keep explaining that, no, it’s for adults … But she keeps asking. So finally I say yes, thinking she’ll hate the taste and that will be the end of it. Well, turns out she likes it. On top of that, anything big sis does, little sis has to try…. so then I had the one-year-old clamouring for a sip too! Let’s just say I won’t be the parent who forces my kid to smoke the WHOLE PACK if I catch her with a cigarette when she’s older…
- In case coffee and cigarettes aren’t enough to have you consider calling Children’s Aid, how about automatic weapons? My husband has taken to playing “baby machine gun” with our youngest. Every now and then he picks her up, tucks her under his arm, and – you got it – pretends she is a machine gun. Complete with sound effects and re-loading. She loves it. Sigh.
- And in case the previous point didn’t give you enough for you to visualize a car up on blocks in our front yard, we’re having dinner earlier this week and listening to the classic rock radio station when a song my husband likes comes on so he starts “head banging”. Both daughters join in. Then my eldest decided that we should play imaginary instruments too. It was like our dinner table suddenly morphed into some sort of Wayne’s World meets Caillou hybrid. My husband air guitared while my daughter informed me I could play piano, our youngest could drum and her – well, she’d be playing that staple of classic rock: the air violin. It was a proud moment. Really, right up there with her ability to sing along to the refrain of Toby Keith’s Red Solo Cup.
- We’re driving home from swimming last weekend – my mother, myself, and the two kids – and suddenly my three-year-old informs me that she’d like to go on a boat ride with Granny. Okay, says I. Sounds like fun. Can I come to? I can, she says. Then, she thinks about it some more and decides to also invite her little sister and daddy. And Grandpa. And her Aunt and Uncle. And her Aunt’s two sisters… etc… And, that’s right. I turn to her and I says, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” Someday, she’ll get that reference. And she’ll laugh.
Loved these 🙂 Fantastic post – you made me laugh, especially finishing with that video clip.
I’ve scratched myself to bloodiness too – it’s gross, but I’ve done it!
Thanks so much! I have to admit I paused before putting the Jaws clip up – I’d forgotten how, well, it was. The quote stuck in my mind, but the visuals were pretty much forgotten until I went to go look.
Lizzi; Considerer (@LRConsiderer) said:
Ohhhh your daughter sounds like such a sweetie! What a generous spirit to notice you’d been hurt and want to help.
I really enjoyed this post – your family sounds hilarious (even your husband) – and I’m sure there’ll be some sensible people to tell you where the kooky behaviour crosses the line 😀
She is pretty sensitive – every now and then I have to remember to slow down for those moments and really appreciate.
And yes, as for the family – we have our moments – as for crossing the line, here’s hoping someone’s there to lay down the line 😉 Have to admit, I re-read the post a few times before posting trying to figure out if it was, well, a bit much…
Melissa @ Home on Deranged said:
I totally want to try number two. My kids are still just toddlers, but they love music already. They will break out in dance for any of it. I am so going to file this one away for future reference!
Got here from Nannypology’s Friday party. 🙂
My husband and I have been having a battle for the musical preferences of both our daughters since birth. They are 3 and 1 right now – so still pretty young. But he’s pure classic rock – so every time there is a song he likes that comes on, he get’s them to “rock out” – so they both do it now. And they both dance about to most types of music – which is great.
Thanks for the visit and the comment 🙂
Baby machine gun is a CLASSIC!
Can I come live in your house?? Sounds like a fun place!
Thanks – I always think the line between classic and, well, trashy, is kinda fine in these instances – so glad this played the “classic” way 🙂
Enjoyed your Friday blog hop! And thanks for the visit 🙂
melissa weintraub (@dentistmel) said:
I am finally back! Haha- I use Dora bandaids too! So cute what she said! Number 2 is adorable- what a fun family! LOL! I got the reference!! Love your laughed!!!!