Thursday, February 8, 2007

That's Stupid

My wife has gotten a little tired of the bickering that goes on between our kids, a 5YO girl and 7YO boy. She thought that one way to get to them to stop might be to give them a taste of their own medicine. She typed and printed out a transcript of one of their arguments and we kept it near. A day or two later they started up again, and I grabbed the script. In the middle of a conversation that we were having, we began acting out our parts, with gusto, to the amazement of our kids:

Me: "That's stupid."

Her: "No, it's not."

Me: "Yes, it is."

Her: "No, it's not." (raspberry)

Me: "Yes, it is." (raspberry)

Her: "No, it's not stupid... and you STINK!"

Me: (Ugly face and extended raspberry)

Her: "Hmph." (ugly face and foot stamp)

Me: "Go away. Get out of my room."

Her: "Well, I'm not talking to you ever again. Hmph." (foot stamp)

Apparently, I was so believable in my part that my wife didn't catch on at first. I had to prompt her for her line.

The kids were in disbelief and tried to be the consolers. Then we told them what we were doing and why. I don't know if it worked or not, but it was fun. Next time we'll use a similar transcript involving the president of the National Cartoonist Society.


  1. Rabbit Season!
    Duck Season!
    Rabbit Season!
    Duck Season!
    Duck Season!
    Okay, it's duck season!

  2. It didin't work one bit! And that's stupid! HA! HA! HA! HA!