Thursday, June 10, 2010


A noun is a person, place or thing. Verb, that's what's happening. Unpack your adjectives. Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, get your adverbs here. Watch enough Schoolhouse Rock, and not only are pre-fab MadLibs templates easily completed, but a motivated 8-year-old boy can manufacture his own. Too time consuming to determine the parts of speech needed? Always a work around...

Darren: "What's your name?"

Mommy: "Mom."

Darren: "If something isn't new, it's______"

Mommy: "Old?"

Darren (with mild disgust at my facile response): "What's the opposite of 'isn't used'...."

Mommy: "Used?"

Darren: "That's right. Now, a one-letter word other than I."

Mommy: "A?"

Darren (with faith restored in my intellect): "What do you use to dry yourself off with?"

Mommy: "Towel."

[Uproarious laughter from both twins]

Darren: "Another word for also."

Mommy (with confidence): "Too."

Darren (with renewed disgust at my facile responses): "Noooo. Like combining two things."

Mommy (with a divine vision of Conjunction Junction): "And?"

Darren: "YES! What's the opposite of pee-d?"

Mommy (fully aware of the expected answer): "Held it? Didn't pee?"

Darren: "M-o-o-o-m...."

Mommy: "Okay, poo-ed."

[Uproarious laughter from both twins]

Darren: "What's the opposite of off?"

Mommy: "On."

Darren (beside himself): "What does 'i-t' spell?"

Mommy: "It."
[Uproarious laughter from both twins...and Mom.]
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*Morning text corrections made with Darren's able-memoried assistance.


Kristi H said...

Your kiddos give me so much to look forward to ;)

(I have MadLibs in the drawer in my coffee table! Love em!)

Lani said...

awesome. that is creativity right there:)

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Uproarious laughter from MandyE, too...thanks! :) And I hope that one makes it into the scrapbook somewhere!

Brandi said...

Too funny. I agree, that definitely deserves to be in a scrapbook. LOL

Barbara Manatee said...

omgoodness! that is just too funny!!! Where do they come up with this stuff!?!?

My two are already entering the stage of potty humor...oh boy!

cat said...

Very creative mind-flow going there.

Terra said...

oh very nice....I am laughing too!

Nancy said...

HAH! too funny :)

Don't you just love giving "wrong" answers...just to see what they'll say? ;)

Erin Reel said...

Love it, C!

Bethany said...

Haha, kids are hysterical! Their age is so much fun :)