Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Crap GRANDPARENTING Jersey Boys Edition . . .

Okay, this is good . . .

We joke about the house that I'm genius . . . it usually comes up when I do something spectacularly stupid. But to keep from getting mad or something, it's more fun to make fun of it. Hence: I AM A GENIUS!!

So my son takes to calling me a Genius. He's still being funny, not sarcastic . . . I think.

So one day at dinner we're joking around and boy says "Daddy is a genius!" and I say "Yes! You got that right!"

So my son says: "Fudging Genius!"

But, like the narrator of "Christmas Story" . . . he didn't say "fudge" but the granddaddy of them all, the Queen Mother of curse words . . .

And it all goes quiet . . . then my wife says quietly "We don't say that. Just genius".

Now, I think I'm flat busted. I think I've let something slip. I can be a car curser if I'm not careful. Of course, I always forget the kids are there in the back, when I'm giving other drivers remedial lessons on driving rules and etiquette . .

But then my wife says: "It's on that Jersey Boy's CD that mom and dad listen too . . . " with the boy over there all the time, I might add . . .

Coulda warned us there, wayne and bev that the Jersey Boys be dropping the F-Bomb . . .

Dodged that bullet . . . . I just wonder if I can blame my son repeating NWA lyrics on Granddad and Grandmom . . . .

4 comments:

Rock Bottom Bruce said...

man.. I'm sorry... I tried and tried to read that whole thing but my brain just kept locking up at the "...I'm a genius" line....

kinda like what we in the Windoze world refer to as a Blue Screen of Death stop error....

TexasPatrick said...

Yeah, my brilliance does that to people . . . you've averted your eyes long enough . .

Barry said...

The f-bomb is on that CD? In what context? That's shocking!

TexasPatrick said...

Have you listened to it? It's got these bits of narration between the songs. Anyway, track 2, has the offending words.

What's funny is that Angie deleted track 2, but then I had the disk in my car, so Nathan wants me to bring it in, and I'm thinking to play in his room, and then he puts it back in the computer and lo and behold, track 2 comes back and "Daddy Fixed Jersey Boys!" yay me. So, I didn't start it, but I did perpetuate and enable . . .

And to be honest, I think your mom and dad just don't hear that stuff, oddly enough. I think they'd be mortified otherwise . . . ha!