Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Apple, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie!

I find that returning to playground rules and name calling sometimes just makes the most sense.

Here are some examples.

1. Dinner is done and we are all sitting at the table.

Dad says, “The table needs to be cleared… 1,2,3, NOT IT!”

2. My son is vacuuming under the couch using one of the attachments on the Hoover.

Dad says, “I see London, I see France, I see Georgie’s underpants!”

3. Mom and Dad finally go to bed.

Dad says, “Hey honey I am feeling a little frisky!”
Mom says,“ I know you are but what am I?”

Sometimes playground talk just works. It is simple and gets the point across plus it makes for lots of laughs.

The other night my daughter was making me laugh and I said, “stop being crazy, you little Chaka!”

Both of my kids started laughing saying, “who is Chaka?”

“Chaka is the coolest little dude from the Land of the Lost! Duh!”

“Um dad, what is the Land of the Lost?”

Well, being the geek that I am I hopped online and went straight to You Tube to find a Land o’ the Lost vid with the Chakster in it. And lo and behold, I find the very first scene where my little furry friend made his debut! Check it out!

About 10 seconds into the clip I look at my son and he is half covering his face.


Oh my gosh, I could not stop laughing. How could any one be scared of Chaka? But then again, he was freaky! Oh how my side ached! It was so funny. So I had to mess with him.

I told him, “make me shut it off”

He replied,

“I don’t make Monkey’s, I just train them.”


Carey said...

That show frickin' terrified me as a kid yet I wouldn't miss an episode. Sat there with my hands over my eyes on Saturday mornings.

Val said...

Last year we got Season One of Land of the Lost off of Netflix. My kids were ROTFL!!! My favorite comment from them: "This is the worst computer animation I've ever seen!"

Yes, I felt old.

George said...

Carey - I too was terrified but never missed it. I was a huge fan of all the Kroft Superstar shows. In fact, my first crush was on Dyna Girl!

Val - OMG I laughed so hard reading that comment from your kids! PEople in my office came over to see if I had a funny email or something! SO FUNNY!

Tiffany said...

Kid's a chip off the old block, isn't he, dad?

Thanks for the great laugh, George!

Kerri. said...

Playground talk works for me, SuperG. :)

And your family sounds like so much fun. You should be proud as can be of your crew.

Chris said...

Yes sometimes reverting back to our simplest form is both humbling and fun. Especially when you throw ol relics like land of the lost into the mix.
I laughed and related to your post. Well done!

Vivian said...

That was a blast from the past. Thanks, and I love your family, you guys are a riot.

MileMasterSarah said...

haha, that's hilarious

Shannon said...

I can't believe your son thought Chaka was scary!!!!!! LMAO.

Now the Sleestaks....they were scary.

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