Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pickles, Nickels, and Rubber Buns

I suppose there comes a time in every boy's life when he learns lovely rhymes. I'm not talking about the Mother Goose rhymes. I'm talking rhymes of the second grade variety. You know, the type where you repeat what your older sibling tells you to all your friends at school, then those friends go home and repeat them? My boys fall in the latter category-coming home and repeating.

Here is what we've learned so far in the rhyming world (and mind you, we have to explain EVERY one of these to the boys because at first they have NO idea what they are saying...and it's kind of funny. Ok, we laugh out loud sometimes).

**"I'll give you a nickel if you tickle my pickle."

**"Chinese, Japanese, dirty knees, look at these (as they pull their shirts up). I know, that's an oldie but goodie.

**"What did you have for breakfast?" Answer: Rubber Buns.
"What did you have for lunch?" Answer: Rubber Buns.
"What did you have for dinner?" Answer: Rubber Buns.
"What did you do to the old lady when she was crying?" Answer: "Rubber Buns", which is to be interpreted as "Rub Her Buns."

This one was followed by, "Daddy, what are buns?" And hysterical laughter.

Yes, there is much learning going on at the fine institution we call school.