Sunday, October 11, 2009

My right hand...

Charlie loves puppets. I have saved many a cranky afternoon with the aid of his Monkey puppet - and in fact, many a cranky morning, evening and bedtime.

Recently however while Monkey was taking a sabbatical at the bottom of the toy box, I was forced by necessity into emergency measures and, basically, Monkey made an appearance without his clothes on. Just my hand, talking, pointing, laughing and making snapping movements at my son's tickly bits. He loved it.

He loved it so much that he's demanding my hand by its own name these days. Sometimes in fact, if I am in another room, he will request the presence of my hand rather than me.

Sadly, the name my son has given to this hand is 'Snatch'. Sometimes he calls it 'snap' but normally, that's my son standing in the middle of the playground shouting 'I WANT SNATCH!!!!'.

A few years ahead of his time, my boy...

24 comments:

Helen + ilana = Hi said...

I'd be spitting coffee at the screen if I drank it!!!

kilyzedi - Yoda's murderous younger brother

Jennie said...

Love it, love it! Where exactly did he get that from?!

Tara@Sticky Fingers said...

Oh brother, sorry to laugh at your expense, but that is so funny.
I can just imagine the gossip among the mummies who don't know you and so haven't heard the 'explanation'!

Day-dreaming... said...

I don't get it. Where's the joke?

Sparx said...

Helen - Kilzyedi? Seriously? Very funny!!

Jennie - I have NO idea, he honestly came up with it all by himself...

Tara - seriously, there have been some pretty odd looks. He's also into trying to snog both his parents at the moment and if he tries that on followed by a call for my hand in a restaurant it gets pretty icy all of a sudden - that or everyone has hysterics into their tea...

Day-dreaming... er... er... ok, if you seriously don't know... er... the word 'snatch' is slang for, well, for... er... perhaps wikipedia can help?

Gringa-n-Mexico said...

OOOOooooo sorry Sparx, I love this too much to be sympathetic. That's just too damn good. :P

Sparx said...

Gringa - yeah, this one had me thinking of you... he's almost completely stopped calling it 'snap' now and it's 'snatch' all the way... cracks me up everytime...

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Seriously?! Way ahead of his time. Maybe he should give Guy Ritchie a call . . .

DJ Kirkby said...

Hah! Love it. Too funny...

Suki said...

Make him a T-shirt that says, "Snatch = Snap"!

Sparx said...

Fishsticks - very funny, a late promotional video perhaps!!

DJ - not as funny as some of N3S's sayings though...

Suki - that might help but he's have to wear it all the time :)

Day-dreaming... said...

Thesaurus

2.snatch - obscene terms for female genitals, external female sex organs; "in England `fanny' is vulgar slang for female genitals"


Ohhh.........now I get it.

More than Just a Mother said...

PMSL Snatch comments are always amusing.

Baking Mad said...

Brilliant! This has cheered me up no end after a supremely rotten day.

Helen said...

Love it! We do "monsters" at my house, usually at bedtime, where either I or my husband have to act out various monsters hiding under the bed with our hands. The monsters are always silly, and the girls like to tackle them and stuff them under their pillows before they go to sleep. They've gotten so rough lately, I'm afraid I'm going to get my fingers broke!

jaguarish said...

Reminds me of our own game (thankfully only played in the bath) where "Pinchy Crab" insists on checking whether all the dirty spots have been washed clean. (If not, pinch!) My daughter loves Pinchy Crab so much she genuinely talks to my hand as if it's a real other character. Pinchy Crab even has a sister (my other hand) which is entirely her idea and she claims to be able to tell which one is which.

MelRoXx said...

great post!

Sparx said...

Day-dreaming... sorry about that, but, er, yes!!

More than just a Mother - I know... cracks me up everytime, poor bear has no idea what's so funny!

Baking Mad - hope today is better!

Helen - I love it! Stuffing your hands under the pillow... maybe you should put some toys there for the monsters to find!

Jaguarish - yes, Snatch sometimes has a mate along for a laugh... sadly the spud thinks that it is very funny to pour a bucket of water over his little friends in the bath, followed by much sputtering and spitting of water on their part. Highly amusing!

MelRoxx - thanks!

Iota said...

Well, I'm glad Day-Dreaming was so honest. I had to google Snatch too. Does that make you feel better, Day-Dreaming? I've been out of the country for 3 years - is that a good enough excuse?

Sparx said...

Iota - now THAT suprised me! Although why I would assume for a second that everyone would know what I meant is a mystery to me, now that I think about it!!!

Elsie Button said...

that is hilarious!!

rosiescribble said...

That is so funny. Kids are just brilliant and so entertaining without even realising it!

Helen + ilana = Hi said...

One wonders why the anonymouses (anonymousi?) are so singularly silent???




estrapp - what I'm setting for grandparents.


Seriously I kid you not!

Sparx said...

Elsie = still funny too, sadly...

Rosie - yes, a side benefit of being a parent...!

Helen - you know, I thought the same thing!