Friday, June 29, 2007

Timing is everything

I pride myself as an individual who has a pretty good sense of humor, and pretty good timing. Am I standup material? No. Not by any stretch of the imagination. But I do love a good laugh, and I do love to make people laugh. At all times. My goal every Wednesday night is to drive the choir director crazy and crack a joke or two. Most of the time it works. Sometimes, the only person who laughs is one guy who totally gets my sense of humor. But hey ... you'll have that.

I love it when the kids have good timing, too.

Case in point: a few months ago, the Monkey decided to entertain us with her rendition of a choir song the Kinderchoir sang during their spring program. God Wants Us To Do Right ... Do Right .... Do Right. God Wants Us To Do Right Do Right Do Right Do Right. Stupid.

That was exactly what she said. Stupid. In perfect time with the song. Timing is everything.

A few weeks ago, we were eating dinner. The Man was in his usual shoveling food in his mouth as fast as it could go mode, and the Monkey was busy picking at her food and offering the evening's entertainment. The Queen had already gotten up from the table. The Monkey was doing something monkey-ish, and I told her she needed to settle down. She kept it up. I looked at her and said "you need to STOP this instant. You look like a MONKEY!"

The Man with his head in his plate, shoveling food in at a constant rate, not looking up states matter of factly ...." and you smell like one, too." Timing is everything.

Maybe I'm raising some jokesters. Maybe not. But they are trying, and I'm proud of that.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gah! Love it. All of ours are picking up on the smart-ass syndrome that Pman and I both have. He's worse than me though, he's a HORRIBLE influence on our kids. LOL!

Too funny!

11:00 AM  
Blogger Ann said...

That's the best! And yes, timing is everything...we applaud good timing in this house. In my book, good parenting involves nurturing the natural, but sensitive, smart-ass!

5:31 PM  
Anonymous jenn said...

I'm with ann, it's part of being a good parent.
my hubby has the best timing of anyone I've ever met. we constantly play off of each other and can keep people in stitches for hours on end.

1:59 PM  

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