There are times you can see the train wreck coming and, you just can’t help yourself, you have to give in…you have to laugh your ass off or give in and say something…even if you are going to pay later. Sadly, that internal censor between my brain and my mouth loses it’s fight for self preservation far too often. My long time readers have heard about my epic fail of my internal censor that led to the naming of Damn Duck. Go ahead, go read the story and get a good laugh at my expanse. I’ll wait for you to get back.
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Ok, are y’all back? Good. Now, on to another story about the failure of my internal censor or maybe I prefer to think of it as the victory of my sense of humor over stick in the mud adulthood. Let’s hop on the wayback machine and take a trip to the spring of ’03.
It was early morning (but not too early) in the spring of ’03. I had Marty, his friend Will, Will’s sister, and little (at the time) Joey in the van. We had just picked up Will and his sitter and were headed to school. All I could hear from the back seat was whispering, giggling, and something that sounded vaguely like Yankee Doodle. In an effort to be a good mommy, I asked the kids what they were talking about and they said “We’re not talking. We’re singing.” Well, of course I had to ask what they were singing…I should have known better. This is what they were singing…
Yankee Doodle went to towna-riding on a *Samstuck a father up his buttand called it macaroni.
I knew I shouldn’t.
I knew it was wrong.
I knew I would pay for it seriously…but, I did it anyway.
I laughed my ass off.
The payback was that I got to listen to their version of Yankee Doodle for months and months on end.
That wasn’t the first time my internal censor failed and it certainly wasn’t the last. I’m also sure there will be many more censor FAILS on my part.
Have you ever said or did something you knew you shouldn’t but just couldn’t help yourself?
In the spirit of things we shouldn’t laugh at but do, here’s the video of my mom teaching Gabe her version of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (you can read the whole story here)…