Archive for the ‘Humor’ Category

Best Words of 2010

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Sadly, I think this will be the last year I’ll have a Best Words list as my littlest is growing and his speech is getting better every day.  In the meantime, however, here are the Best Words of 2010 — my favorite mispronunciations, misinterpretations, and just plain amusing figures of speech, courtesy of my two-year-old.

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The Changing Face of Childhood Riddles

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Let’s face it — children love riddles.  No matter how corny or silly — in fact, perhaps, the sillier, the better — they can’t seem to get enough.  And they don’t have to be new, either.  Consider these classics:

A plane crashes exactly on the border of the United States and Canada.  In which country would the survivors be buried?

A man sees an acquaintance standing on a corner with a dog.  He asks the friend if his dog bites; the friend says no but when the man tries to pet the dog, he gets bitten.  Still, the acquaintance told the truth — how is that possible?

A boy and his father were involved in a terrible automobile accident.  The father was killed instantly and the boy was rushed to the hospital and brought into the operating room where the head surgeon was waiting.  The doctor took one look at the child and declared “I cannot operate on this boy for he is my son!”  How can that be?

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Things Parents Say

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

“I found yer anus!”

Parent searching for books in a series about the planets in the solar system.

Have you heard yourself saying something crazy to your spouse or to your kids? Has someone said something to you that, in retrospect, seems completely off-the-wall? Let us know!

Things Parents Say

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

“No, you may not push your brother down the stairs.”

Parent stopping an older brother who was pushing the stroller when he came to a stairway.

Have you heard yourself saying something crazy to your spouse or to your kids? Has someone said something to you that, in retrospect, seems completely off-the-wall? Let us know!

Things Parents Say

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

“The rule is if you fall off the bed and have to go to the hospital, you’re not allowed to go on the bed any more.”

Parent explaining why a toddler cannot play on his brother’s loft bed.

Have you heard yourself saying something crazy to your spouse or to your kids?  Has someone said something to you that, in retrospect, seems completely off-the-wall?  Let us know!

Happy Fourth of July!

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Today is the anniversary of the signing of one of the most incredible documents ever composed in all of man’s history.  It formed what was to become, despite its problems, one of the greatest nations ever seen.  If you’ve got a moment, here are a couple of videos to remind you what this country is all about and, perhaps, bring a smile to your face.

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Things Parents Say

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

“Oh my God, I sound just like my mother!”

Of course, haven’t we all said that?

Have you heard yourself saying something crazy to your spouse or to your kids?  Has someone said something to you that, in retrospect, seems completely off -the-wall?  Let us know!

Things Parents Say

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

“I gotta go; your son’s in the refrigerator.”

— Parent overheard on a speakerphone.

Have you heard yourself saying something crazy to your spouse or to your kids?  Has someone said something to you that, in retrospect, seems completely off -the-wall?  Let us know!