When my son Jake and I watch TV together, it’s always a challenge. I can take so much of his silly cartoon shows (can a grown adult really watch more than one hour of the World of Gumball and not lose their mind from the stupidity?) and my shows have too much grown up content that he gets bored.
So we end up watching movies. I’ve lost track of how many movies we have on DVD and the ones we’ve taped on the DVR. I love all these movies they make for kids. There’s always just a bit of adult humor in it to keep me interested and somewhere along the way, there’s a lesson to be learned.
Because we watch these movies over and over and over again, Jake and I tend to quote movie lines to each other in regular conversation. I’m not sure how it got started but it’s become one of those weird mommy-and-Jake things we do.
Here’s something that happened last week: We went out to eat at one of those places where you give your name and they call you when your food is ready.
One of our favorite movies is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. We both love the monkey Steve and how he has that ‘monkey voice activated’ thing on his head. Throughout the whole movie, when the monkey’s on the screen, he says “Steve” in this digital-sounding voice.
Jake also loves the part where Steve the monkey keeps messing with the dad’s mustache and says ‘mustache.’
So anyway … we’re eating our food and the waiter comes out with a new plate of food and calls “Steve?” The guy at the booth next to us waves him over. We looked at each other and at the same time said “Steve” and broke out laughing.
For today’s Sunday Funnys, I thought I’d share some of Jake’s other favorite movie lines.
1. Horton Hears a Who: In my world everyone is a pony, and they all eat rainbows, and poop butterflies.
He usually forgets the part about the pony but he likes to say the part about pooping butterflies. Personally, I think he just uses it as an excuse to say poop.
2. And then there’s this one from Despicable Me:
Here’s the new weapon you ordered.
[Shoots minion with the fart gun]
Gru: No, no, no. I said DART gun.
3. ELF starring Will Ferrell
This one should be no surprise. Jake loves the part where Buddy the Elf belches really long and loud after drinking the whole liter of soda and says, “Did you hear that?”
Lucky for me, he only repeats the line and hasn’t started doing the burping part.