Friday, December 07, 2007

They Took Aim And Won

One day I was sitting at a traffic light on the way to taking T. to preschool. R. was also in the car with us, well, because she's too young to leave at home alone. Plus, she'd probably burn the house down.

Anyway, R. said, "OOOHHH look at all of those birdies!"

Then T. asked, "Mommy, why are there so many birds up on the wires?"

I looked up from my cell and stopped texting (JUST KIDDING, I thought I'd throw in a Britney Spears quip. You know, for search engine optimization!) Sorry for that, it's 4 am and I can't sleep, I am a bit slap-happy.

Okay, back to my story. I thought to myself, "Yeah, another opportunity to mess with them!" Because, I'm just fun like that. I swear the things I tell them. They still think that factory chimneys are cloud makers.

I looked up at the wire above and see a MILLION birds. Seriously, it looked like a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds".

"Oh, they are playing Bomb's Away!"

T. responds, "Bomb's Away? What's that?"

"Well, they sit on the wire and when a car drives by they let a poop go. They squawk to each other in bird language; BOMB'S AWAY! Each time they hit a car they get points. There are different points for different spots of the car they hit."

And then it happened, as though on cue, one of the little peckerheads crapped on my windshield.

"Mommy? How many points is that?"

Anybody got a BB gun I can buy?

16 comments:

Laura said...

OMG - I am rolling on the ground laughing! 1) I too tell the kids things, way not true, and they believe them forever - 2) Love the video clip!

Hope you got some sleep!

Thanks for sharing!

Zephra said...

Now that is Karma for ya!

Tot's Mom said...

Haha! You are certainly creative telling kids stories like that. ;)

Maria said...

Liv was checking under the tree the other day and picked up a box with her name on it and shook it. She wondered what it was. I asked her if she really wanted to know and she nodded.

I told her it was a pair of white underpants.

She stared at me and then politely said, "Oh, well..I'm sure they are very pretty."

I had to tell her the truth then...that it was NOT underpants and NO, I would not be sharing what it was with her.

But, hey...it's cheap entertainment and besides, she will pay me back in spades when she is a teenager.

Valerie said...

See what happens when you mess with the kids!

Karly said...

Thats what you get for lying to the little people. Its karma!

Leigh said...

Very clever and well done!

Mommy the Maid said...

One of my momma friends just posted about a zillion birds. LOL

Life As I Know It said...

LOL! What timing, huh?

meleah rebeccah said...

Im dying. DYING.

Oh, The Joys said...

Ha ha!!!

Marsha said...

Thanks for the laugh.

Justice Jones said...

Cute! It could've been worse! But you got a good laugh, I'm sure.

Mom on Coffee said...

Isn't the best part of raising kids, screwing with them? Makes the days easier.

Shauna Loves Chocolate said...

Too funny!

EE said...

I love it when you mess with your kids!