This is what happens when you breed with a comedian

Nate is playing with Thalia on the other side of the living room right now and I'm on the computer, half listening. But every time I tune in, I hear him, addressing her in a silly falsetto, saying things like,

Which do you like? Vodka in the morning or rum?

Fix me a bourbon, sweetie and go get my slippers.

And finally,

Here, have a cigarette, Thalia...

At which point I yelled from the couch, "Nate! WHAT are you doing over there?"

"Oh," he said, with the awkward grin of a kid caught sneaking a cookie who doesn't actually regret it.

"We're playing bad grandma."


Blogger DKC said...

HA! At least he keeps you laughing - that is a riot!

3/22/09, 10:01 AM  
Blogger DKC said...

Also? I want to play.

3/22/09, 10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

holy moley. that is just too funny.
did he do a grandma voice too?

3/22/09, 10:04 AM  
Blogger Devra said...

We call that game "Great Aunt Vera" at our house. She lived to be 93 and we're convinced she didn't just live a long time, she successfully pickeled herself.

3/22/09, 10:06 AM  
Blogger Amy@UWM said...

That's awesome. Better than when my husband plays "haircut" with my girls which involves him lying like a lump across their bed and letting them put bows and barrettes in his hair.

3/22/09, 10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's awesome! I caught my two year old playing with the baby the other day and she kept telling her "Zitta" "Zitta" which means be quiet in Italian, clearly imitating me as a I talk to my sister on the phone ...

3/22/09, 11:23 AM  
Blogger Issa said...

This is all very funny until she goes up to someone, like a teacher or her grandma and says: this is my mokin stick...while she put something in her mouth and pretends to "moke" with it.

But don't take my word for it, I'm just guessing. :)

3/22/09, 11:40 AM  
Blogger BOSSY said...

Bossy couldn't love this more if she were paid.

3/22/09, 2:39 PM  
Blogger Julie Marsh said...

That seals it. My mother really is a bad grandma.

But Nate is hilarious.

3/22/09, 3:09 PM  
Blogger Mahlers On Safari said...

Thanks for the evening laugh. Nate cracks me up.

But what does Thalia respond?

3/22/09, 3:20 PM  
Blogger the new girl said...

Every time I read a post like this, I think of those Christmas Cookies he made...

3/22/09, 3:21 PM  
Blogger Motherhood Uncensored said...

I'm waiting anxiously for the middle finger puppets.

3/22/09, 3:41 PM  
Blogger Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

LOL, "bad grandma" that's hilarious!

I bet you feel really comfortable leaving him alone with them for a whole weekend, do you? ;-)

3/22/09, 3:48 PM  
Blogger Fairly Odd Mother said...

I love the Bad Grandma game except that he'd have to add a whole lotta "shit", "goddamn" and "hell" to capture the essence of my beloved grandma.

Hey, didn't we run around with candy cigarettes as kids? I used to love how you could blow into them and "smoke" came out of the end. I once caught Belly "smoking" a pen in her car seat, legs crossed and hand dangling like she was a 1940's socialite. Don't ask me where she picked that up.

3/22/09, 5:08 PM  
Blogger Heather @CritterChronicles said...

Ha! That reminds me of a video I used to love watching of my high school best friend at her first communion party. She was sitting on the steps with her siblings and cousins, and in what she imagined to be her roughest voice said, "Gimme a cigarette!" and reached for a skinny pretzel stick. She comes from a non-smoking house, and is a firm non-smoker... so it's really kinda funny to watch. So it's a fun game for kids AND grownups!

3/22/09, 5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bwahaha...is it any wonder I like Nate Dogg so much? LOVE the "bad grandma" game.

3/22/09, 7:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


If he repeated it two or three times for good measure, that would be just like my grandmother lol.

3/23/09, 11:58 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

He can babysit at our house anytime!

3/24/09, 6:23 AM  
Blogger Wicked Step Mom said...

Bad Grandma? That is awesome! I wonder if that ever play Bad Grandpa?

3/24/09, 9:42 AM  

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