Monday, August 25, 2008

And They Call This A Family Show

Recently we were spending an afternoon relaxing in our living room. The kids were watching recorded episodes of America's Got Talent, while Mr. Schmitty read the paper, and I read my copy of "Sleep Is For The Weak".

Periodically, the boys would get excited over an act. They would tell me to look up from my book and watch. R. just sat cuddled up next to me, quietly enjoying the performances.

At one point something intrigued her enough that she sprang up from my side. She squealed, "OOOOHHHH Mommy, what's she doing?"

I glanced at the television and saw this:



"I'm not sure honey, ask daddy."

I pretended to go back to my reading. As I glanced over the top of the book, I peered at my husband.

"Daddy, Daddy?! What's that lady doing?"

Mr. Schmitty, lost in his own world, snapped to attention and practically shouted at the poor child.

"Never mind, go read a book!"



13 comments:

Laura said...

oh my....what lovely family entertainment...well, you gotta admit, she is good at it!

Liz@thisfullhouse.com said...

Um...okay, she's going to Vegas and I'm thinking...uh...been there, done that ;o)

Midwest Mommy said...

Are you kidding me? That was on?

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Practicing for the next Olympics of course!

Tricia said...

Well she's practicing to be a fire fighter, of course. Gotta master the pole to live in a fire house.

Jay said...

Um, it's gymnastics, innit?

LOL! That's funny!

meleah rebeccah said...

I love America's Got Talent mostly because I like Sharon Osborne so much.

How did I miss the stripper pole scene?

meleah rebeccah said...

and since when is that a talent?

Maria said...

And to think I slept right through that....

Mommy Cracked said...

Nothing like some good old fashioned family entertainment. heh heh!

Rebecca Jo said...

I saw that too & was shocked that everyone was cheering & applauding like this is the best new talent of America - WHAT????? And David H's face made me want to puke - he was enjoying it WAY too much!!!!

EE said...

WOW. I'm definitely not a prude, but they do advertise it as a "family" show.
I think they've crossed the line with this one.
At the same time... I wish I could dance like that!!!

Bonnie the Boss said...

There are classes to learn how to do that! I thin for your daughter rading a book is a lot better than watching pole dancing.