Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Wiener Game


My two youngest are always finding new very creative games to play. Sometimes they play spy. Sometimes it's monster. They look for the "bad" guys in our house. Well I was watching TV, when I heard my 7 year old ask my 4 year old,

"Hey, do you want to play the wiener game?".

"Yeah!", she said. I chuckled under my breath. It does sound kind of funny.

"What's that game?", I asked them. Then they showed me.

"We put the balloon between our legs and chase each other around the house with it!"

I don't know where they got this from! I'm so glad no one was over to see it! I monitor what they watch on TV. My older kids don't talk like that, and I don't either! I calmly just said,

"Uh, you can't call the game that. It doesn't sound good. You should call it something like..."

"The balloon game?", my son replies.

"Yes!"

Then they ran off to play the wien, I mean the balloon game. The next day my 4 year old asked my 7 year old if he wanted to play, once again, the wiener game. Thankfully my son replied,

"We're going to call it the balloon game, now."

She didn't seem to think anything and ran off to play. I guess it could have been worse! I was shocked at the time it happened, but now I am very happy with how I responded. Very cool. Kids say the darndest things!

23 comments:

Flea said...

That's HILARIOUS! Kids pick up the strangest things. It may mean something completely different. :) They sound adorable.

Dawn said...

That is so funny! I would have been shocked- you're response was great.

Kitty said...

Crikey - my youngest has come home from school with awful words! I just try to keep cool and tell him I don't want to hear them - it's all I can do really. x

GrandmaK said...

I like "balloon game"! Good name for it!! Cathy

Amy said...

so cute! it is really funny how they come up with things!

Mary said...

That's a funny one!
Where do kids come up with this stuff!?!?!

kimmy said...

The Weiner Game - HE HE!!!!

Kimmy

Karen said...

I'm just juvenile enough to have laughed at them. Kids are so fun!

MAGIRK said...

Pretty funny. :) I love to hear the things our little 4-year-old imagines!

Leah said...

ha ha hahaa! That's hilarious!

Amy said...

I am so glad they settled on the balloon game instead!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

This happens so often at our house. And most of the time they don't even have a clue as to why I don't want them saying/doing something because they didn't have a single dirty thought going on.

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

You handled that well, mom, too funny! Who knows where they come up with these things!

BTW, I like your new "look"! I thought I had the wrong blog at first! :) (okay, so I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer!)

Lizzy

Summer said...

Honestly, my brother and I played a game just like that on more than one occasion.

Christine@AreWeThereYetMom said...

Kids crack me up with the things they come up with and say!
That is really funny!

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Shellie said...

Great save and cute story!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

So who was the bad guy that muttered the word loud enough for them to hear it? lol

Kellan said...

How funny and what a good son for listening to you!! I guess that's because you're not a "nag" like me. Cute story! See ya. Kellan

girlymom said...

I probably would have fallen over in surprise- you were very calm and controlled- congrats to you! I am trying to picture my children running around with a balloon and saying this- way too funny!! :)

Amy said...

If "weiner" is the worst thing you hear, I'd say your doing pretty good.LOL...it's pretty cute, they probably meant it very innocently..

KIDZMAMA said...

I like how you asked your son what he wanted to call the game. If you had said "the balloon game" it would have been the worst name ever and he would have never changed it. Now he's all proud of himself for coming up with a better name. Good job!

Zoe said...

HA!!! aren't you glad you didn't have company!

Becky said...

That's so funny...made even funnier by the fact that they were so naive as to why it sounded bad.

I agree with whoever it was that said if "weiner" is the worst your kids come up with, you're doing well!

Love the new look!