So as I type this Barbie and I are watching “Scandal” on Netflix. The episode we are watching they showed a flashback where the president was being sworn in. In the show the president is named Fitzgerald Thomas Grant. Once they announced his full-name I made the comment “Wow, all names from former presidents.”
Barbie then chimed in and said “Yep. Ulysses S. Grant. Edmund Fitzgerald…”
“What? Edmund Fitzgerald was a boat”, I told her.
“Uh? It was a person too”
“Um, a boat in a song that was sung by Gordon Lightfoot. The president would be John Fitzgerald Kennedy hence the “F” in John F. Kennedy”
“Oh, and is it…Thomas…”
“Jefferson”, I told her.
“Oh, so not Edison”
Last night while sifting through Netflix looking for something watch we stumbled across a British show called Eleventh Hour starring Patrick Stewart.
“Oh, it’s that Magnesium dude”, Barbie exclaimed.
“Magnesium?!?”, I said confused.
“Yeah from X-Men”
“Um, that would be Magneto”, I answered and before I could continue my sentence…
“Oh right”, said Barbie.
“And that’s not Magneto either. Its Charles Xavier.”
“Whatever, close enough”
“Odd, most people know him as Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek”
“Your such a nerd”, was Barbie’s answer and last words in this conversation – because she’s right.
Last night, as we were watching Netflix, I had made some nice hot chocolate using white chocolate powder and warm milk. As I was bringing the cups out I noticed that my kid had left the foil wrappers from his Hersey’s Kisses on the carpet. A little annoyed at the fact he didn’t dispose of his trash, and more annoyed that he had knocked it on the floor from the table, I said to him:
“Hey, if you can’t throw out your garbage then there’ll be no more Hersey Kisses for you! Got it kiddo?”
“Yes dad”, he agreed in that great voice that pre-teens use. You know the one that makes you want to give them a high five…to the face!
So we went about drinking our hot chocolate, watching the movie Daddy Day Care on Netflix and eating such healthy treats as Kisses, cakes and Reese’s Peanutbutter Trees (like the cups but tree shaped for Christmas).
When we all finished up our drinks and snacks, I decided I’d clean up the dishes. As I was getting the cups and heading to the kitchen I noticed that I had left a wrapper for one of the Reese’s trees on the table. As I had only travelled about 5 steps, I backed up and picked up the wrapper to dispose of in the garbage as I made my way into the kitchen.
At that moment Barbie, thinking she’d be a smart arse, looked at me and said mockingly “If you don’t put your wrappers in the garbage there’ll be no more Reese’s Penis for you”.
Everything stopped, my son and I both turned and looked at Barbie. The look on her face betrayed the fact that she knew she had made a huge slip up. “I just did it again, didn’t I? I said penis instead of pieces”, she said. Without even answering her we all just started laughing our heads off.
Readers catch the point that she said again…that first story will be coming up in the next few days 😀