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It certainly explains a lot

CookiM0nster's picture

So out of the blue Berend (age 6) says to me: Before I was your baby I was an alien baby and I traveled on my spaceship through outer space down into the clouds, so really you're only my earth mother.

Yeah. It does explain a lot.

Gary's picture

(post #52253, reply #1 of 72)

It's a better story than if they were a gypsy prince given up for adoption. : )

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CookiM0nster's picture

(post #52253, reply #5 of 72)

Hmmm. When I was small my father used to threaten that he would sell me to the gypsies the next time they came through.

Jillsifer's picture

(post #52253, reply #7 of 72)

my father used to threaten that he would sell me to the gypsies the next time they came through


Heh. When I was small and my grandmother wanted to tell a story about something that happened before I was born, she'd say "This was back when the gypsies had you."


 


 


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Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #52253, reply #8 of 72)

I used to wish my parents would sell me to the gypsies. (My dad used to say "I can trade you for a yellow dog, then shoot the dog.)




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StevenHB's picture

(post #52253, reply #11 of 72)

That's horrible.


Maybe we'll find direction, around some corner, where it's been waiting to meet us.


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shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #52253, reply #16 of 72)

It was a joke - context is everything.




"And then, because of the transitive reactive Halstead-era seizing properties of the Aboriginal Double Humpback Turtle, I thought, what if I add one teaspoon of clarified monkey paste?" Anonymous blog comment on "America's Test Kitchen"

MadMom's picture

(post #52253, reply #9 of 72)

Oh, if I had a dollar for every time I threatened to sell one of my kids to the gypsies, I could retire.  Wait, I am retired.  You know what I mean.


I think Berend's comment is precious.  Who knows?  He may be right!




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paretsky's picture

(post #52253, reply #29 of 72)

I STILL threaten to sell my boys to the Gypsies, although I do feel a tiny twinge that the PC police will hunt my down every time I say it.

"Light the lamp, not the rat! Light the lamp, not the rat!!"
Rizzo the Rat, A Muppet Christmas Carol

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Jillsifer's picture

(post #52253, reply #30 of 72)

although I do feel a tiny twinge that the PC police will hunt my down every time I say it


Funny you should bring that up. I'm just starting a half-disciplined reading program about the Roma people--who are really fascinating, perhaps most of all because their various cultures are so elusive and hard to pin down--and I feel a bit guilty about it too. Not enough to stop yet, though. ;-)


 


 


Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

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(post #52253, reply #42 of 72)

You could sell 'em to the circus instead -- that's what we do. ; )

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paretsky's picture

(post #52253, reply #45 of 72)

I have at least once threatened to sell them to the Martians. Hopefully no one in that demographic around to be offended.

"Light the lamp, not the rat! Light the lamp, not the rat!!"
Rizzo the Rat, A Muppet Christmas Carol

"Light the lamp, not the rat! Light the lamp, not the rat!!"
Rizzo the Rat, A Muppet Christmas Carol

msm-s's picture

(post #52253, reply #2 of 72)

2 years ago I was trying to convince DS (5 at the time) that he was from outer space and II adopted him. I think he bought it for a little while.

cute!

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(post #52253, reply #3 of 72)

A little Spielberg on your hands eh?

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madnoodle's picture

(post #52253, reply #4 of 72)

When my guy was about 3 he explained to me very carefully "Before you buyed me Mommy I was in the circus.  That's why I'm so good at tricks."


(And most days I'm pretty sure my kids are alien babies.)


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CookiM0nster's picture

(post #52253, reply #6 of 72)

I love it.

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leonap's picture

(post #52253, reply #10 of 72)

Too funny. My DS caused me to question my disbelief in reincarnation when at about the same age he told me about his "other family." He gave lots of details and could not be swayed into admitting he'd made it all up until I told him we'd have to give him back. I'd give anything if I had written it all down!

Biscuit's picture

(post #52253, reply #12 of 72)

(lol)  Heaven, what they will come up with!!!!


At least he's more imaginative than Max, who told me, while in Kindergarten, that before HE was born he was just a zygote.  And no, I have NO idea where he learned that or where he got that word.  (g)


Since you did bring up boys and their little "ways"  -


Max came home a few weeks ago talking about his "nuts".  Yea.  I was so proud.  So we talked about how that was really an inappropriate word and what other words he COULD use and how I know that boys use that kind of language when they are alone and with each other but it's not okay at school or in front of adults.


Yesterday he was practicing riding his bike (still struggling with a two-wheeler, poor thing), and he at one point put his feet down hard, clutched himself and said, "Man!  That seat gets me right in the batteries!"


The "batteries".  I almost died laughing.  I must give the child credit - it's creative, it is very clear what he's talking about, and hey, he didn't say "nuts".  I'm going to let it go (lol).


Boys are so darn weird...


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- Mark Twain

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

madnoodle's picture

(post #52253, reply #14 of 72)

Nuts isn't too bad.  DH always asks DS "Did it get you in the frank, or in the beans?"


I believe in compost.


 

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

 

dorcast's picture

(post #52253, reply #15 of 72)

Brilliant!!

CookiM0nster's picture

(post #52253, reply #17 of 72)

Batteries. I love it.

After seeing Monsters v. Aliens Berend is also considering a future as a mad scientist, either that or a blue gelatinous mass that can fall from space and not get hurt.

madnoodle's picture

(post #52253, reply #21 of 72)

How is M vs. A?  The kids want to see it, and we've got all these Cheerios coupons around, so maybe we'll go this weekend.

I believe in compost.


 

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

 

Biscuit's picture

(post #52253, reply #22 of 72)

Not CM, but Max went Monday with a friend and he said, "It was pretty good," which is high praise for him (g).  It must have been good or he'd have said, "It was really too little-kid for me." (g)


 


Statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.
- Mark Twain

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

Jillsifer's picture

(post #52253, reply #23 of 72)

How is M vs. A?


How bad could ANYTHING be with the ever-yummy and delicious Hugh Laurie in it?


I'm thinking about seeing it by myself just because I adore him--and I never could stand those monsterish, alienish kid movies.


 


 


Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

madnoodle's picture

(post #52253, reply #26 of 72)

I'm clearly out of the loop, since I don't even know who Hugh Laurie is.  I rate about a minus-10 on the pop culture scale.


I believe in compost.


 

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

 

Jillsifer's picture

(post #52253, reply #27 of 72)

Hugh Laurie is an absolutely delicious British actor who was Bertie Wooster in the Jeeves and Wooster television series on ITV and is currently Dr. Gregory House in the Fox show House, MD (a cheesy, predictable but nonetheless addictive show about a snarky, antisocial diagnostician/doctor in a New Jersey teaching hospital).


He has a long and impressive pedigree of other stuff, but the bottom line is that he's the cutest, yummiest thing acting right now. (Cuter even than my beloved David Ogden Stiers, but similarly well-rounded as a musician and author along with the acting.)


He does the voice of Dr. Cockroach in Monsters vs. Aliens.


 



 


 


Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

Quilter's picture

(post #52253, reply #41 of 72)

I loved him in the Black Adder series.  Not so much as the unpleasant Dr. House.

Gretchen's picture

(post #52253, reply #47 of 72)

And has a fine American accent in House!!

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dorcast's picture

(post #52253, reply #70 of 72)

Dug up this thread because I just watched this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlCeRRUk8ro

Hugh Laurie performing with the Band from TV. If you are at all a sucker for a man with a guitar, this will make you happy.

Jillsifer's picture

(post #52253, reply #71 of 72)

Oh, YUM. Actually, the Band from TV's CD is on my Amazon list for next time I buy myself a treat!


Isn't he just delicious . . .


 


 


One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is.

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving