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Personal: The Nieces' Odd Sense of Humour 
22nd-Jul-2009 10:17 pm
Family 2009
I was just sorting a few things out from my bookbag and pulled out a small pile of items that are provoking this entry, since I don't know that I can keep the pile itself in any tidy way.

I am pleased to admit that my nieces' sense of humour is decidedly odd. I'm pleased to admit this because if their sense of humour was only "mainstream," I would feel as badly for them as I do for kids who grow up only listening to and liking the music that they are currently told to like by the Top 40 radio stations. So, current oddity: when I got down to my sister's the other day, I was presented with a gift from the girls, wrapped in construction paper and addressed to me. The gift turned out to be several "pairs" of construction paper underwear, cut out vaguely in the triangular shape of cotton briefs: they thought that giving me these was hysterical. They had dreamed this up on the previous visit and given me a few such items then; now I had a stack of them. This set was different in that the mostly red (and a few blue) pairs of underwear now featured the following slogans printed on the front:
You are the best.
You are a rotten Patato.
[sic] (See what I wrote above about odd humour; in this case Haley's love of calling things "rotten.")
You are in 1st Place.
Check it out!
You are awsome.
Check it out!
And, my personal favourite, for its inexplicable presence in the stack (Leslie theorized it might be the contribution of their neighbour friend Lisa, who was apparently also roped into this task by the girls before I arrived):
23rd-Jul-2009 12:56 pm (UTC)
makes me think of something you'd find in a japanese store, this underwear.

you are #1 super good fun happy man!
23rd-Jul-2009 10:45 pm (UTC)
Great description!
23rd-Jul-2009 02:29 pm (UTC) - dull.
What a great story, I am laughing very hard.
23rd-Jul-2009 10:46 pm (UTC) - Re: dull.
:-) Glad to have entertained! Please feel free to work it, or any derivation thereof, into any future screenplay.
23rd-Jul-2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
That is great! IT sounds to me like they don't have a 'normal' life, if you get my meaning. We are like that here. Never give kids a "normal" life :). Going in garb to medieval event's is normal to our two. I am passing on my taste in music which include a bluegrass version of Pink Floyd's the Waal, Hayseed Dixie (bluegrass covers of a bunch of rock, Appocalyptica, a group of cellists who do metal covers such as Metallica, Virgil Fox, especially his Winterland and Filmore recordings. And I am now passing on my recent discovery of "Blackmore's Night", former Deep Purple/Rainbow guitarist, who has embarked into the realm of medieval music - only as a rock guitarist can. All that an a lot of ood rock. I paint and I play guitar, my wife sews, does embroidery and writes. Always make sure that there is something new and interesting around the kids. Your nieces sound as if they are growing up in an environment that is letting them be themselves. That is refreshing to see.

23rd-Jul-2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
Well, it's definitely an environment that lets them be themselves (however much my sister might roll her eyes at phases like potty humour), with two very doting parents. But I'd guess most people would call it a pretty normal life, with the family being more sports enthusiasts than any other sorts of pasttimes.
24th-Jul-2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
Around here, potty humor is never far away because of little being in potty training. My favourite potty moment came when Grace was done on the toilet as was calling to have her bum wiped. I cam in, remarked, "That's a lot of poop for such a little girl." When we were done, she too looked at the toilet and remarked with amazement and wonder in her voice, "That _IS_ a lot of poop for a little girl!"

Kids have a way of making you smile like no one else does.

Ah, I am rambling again. Hafta watch that. Great for writing essays, but not LJ replies :)
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