Really Awful Influence


R at her swimming lesson today.

R at her swimming lesson today.

   There is a steep downhill incline on the way back from the grandkids’ school. It is the custom of 6-yr-old R and 3-yr-old J to treat this as a roller-coaster, and to utter high-pitched screams on the way down. Friday is when we take Peta the School Budgie (that used to be Peter until she laid an egg) home for the weekend as usual, and I told the kids that screams were not allowed as they would startle the bird. I said we could all utter refined, ‘Eeks!’, which we did.
     At the bottom I remarked that we had ‘Eeked’ out an existence more quietly than usual.
      R responded, ‘It was more “Eek-oh-friendly”.’
     I could hardly drive straight, I laughed so much. It wasn’t as if she were repeating one of my puns she’d heard before; this was her own original production.
     When I told Much Better Half about it, she gave a groan. ‘Oh, no; not two of you!’

© Colonialist June 2014 (WordPress)

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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30 Responses to Really Awful Influence

  1. nrhatch says:

    That is FABULOUS, Col! What a great little punster.


  2. Arkenaten says:

    Your poor Missus!


  3. Puns get even better with a partner.


  4. We “punners” must stick together! 🙂


  5. Clever girl she is!


  6. Kathleen says:

    Well, you have obviously rubbed off on her Grandpa… you can be VERY proud. 😉


  7. Colline says:

    With you as an example, she is sure to come up with more puns. I look forward to hearing about them 🙂


  8. A school budgie to take home is very cool, we had a school guinea pig.


  9. Grannymar says:

    I bet you were Eekstatic! I think Little Miss R deserves a poem for her efforts! G…wan, you know you want too!


  10. Well she’s had very good tutor, Col. I’m sure MBH is proud of you both. That’s a great mid winter pic of Little R. 🙂


  11. It’s in the genes, there’s not escape.


  12. The Asian says:

    She obviously takes after her granddad, I’m not too sure if that’s a good or bad thing 😉


  13. melouisef says:

    Please is this a summer photo?


  14. kragenhai says:

    I love it. Give that kid a Bells when she is old enough. Obviously the apple did not fall very far from the tree!


  15. newsferret says:

    Much Better Half should be proud to have two of you there!!! 🙂

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