Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Sheep poop boots and pumpernickel pantyhose

Sheep poop boots. When the kids were in Montana, they visited a ranch that had hundreds of new lambs. Augie reported that they'd had to wear boots, which Pa promptly dubbed "sheep poop boots." Both kids laughed, and they immediately began practicing that tongue-twister.

Pumpernickel pantyhose. Mommy made a wonderful batch of pumpernickel rye, which Augie called "Mom's brown bread." We'd already had hilarity over Grandma's pantyhose, so Pa, noting that said pantyhose were also brown, dubbed them "pumpernickel pantyhose." Again, much laughing and much repetition, working to get all the syllables just right. Augie loves wordplay, so even after he's mastered it he laughs and repeats, laughs and repeats. Vi loves the shared laughter, and she's having a great time playing these games...and just incidentally expanding her vocabulary and improving pronunciation.

With guacamole. Last night Mommy made guacamole. Vi loved it, and she quickly learned to say it. All day today, Pa and the kids repeated "sheep poop boots and pumpernickel pantyhose with guacamole."And laughed themselves silly.


Bonus joke.

Augie: Why did the chicken cross the playground?
Grandma: I don't know; why?
Augie: To get to the other slide.

15 comments:

DJan said...

They sure do have fun with words. I thought of the old one: "she sells seashells down by the seashore." We (my sister and I) used to laugh ourselves silly trying to say it fast.

Kat said...

I love word play, and yours sound like what our B. would come up with. Kids love that stuff. We call it bathroom humor.

Emma said...

THIS is what I'm talking about! Kids are so great. :-)

Pearl said...

What a fun family! I absolutely love games involving words!

Pearl

p.s. with guacamole. :-)

Ms Sparrow said...

What sweet, treasured times these are. The joy of interacting with little kids just bounces back and forth and lightens your soul!

JenJen said...

My son said this:
"anything for you sweetcakes" Don't you love love love these little gems?

Kathy said...

What fun!

Matthew said...

My stepson's too old for this sort of word play these days - more's the pity. :)

Everyday Kathy said...

Love the bonus joke! I have some sheep poop boots-- just never had a name for them. Thanks, my girl will be forever grateful!

Jeanie said...

Around here anything that has the word "poop" in it brings giggles, especially for 2 yr old EJ. I love that Abby had to correct your telling of the story.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Fun with words..you are also making great memories! :)

Nancy said...

Simple pleasures with the grands. I love it dearly.

5 Kids With Disabilities said...

Very cute. Love the sheep poop boots. I do have to say, however, that the picture of the pumpernickel bread right next to the picture of the sheep poop boots had me thinking it was a picture of something else when I looked quickly...
Lindsey Petersen

Ronnica said...

Sheep poop boots! Love it. (And I agree with Lindsey!)

Anita said...

Such silliness in families can give lots of joy! Thanks for sharing and giving me a smile. :)

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