Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Johnny C is not Pa Ingalls


My husband is one funny man.

We've been reading the Laura Ingalls Wilder series to the cupcake. Last night was his turn. We hear cupcake cracking up like she's being mercilessly tickled. Come to find out, Johnny C was ending the chapter where Pa pulled out his fiddle. Johnny C exclaimed "AGAIN with the damned fiddle? Can't they go one f***in day without that thing?"
Another Litte House story from my family:
Probably about 1940, when she was a young Mom, Grandma Gie had her youngest on her lap while she read out loud from one of the books. The older kids were also quietly listening while they set the table or did their homework. Grandma decided she'd stir things up. So she read "and then Ma said Charles! You old son-of-a-bitch, get out there and get those chores done!" Grandma said the youngest almost peed his pants.
Old traditions are important in our family.

10 comments:

Mommy Lisa said...

:) love little house. Should start reading to Boo Boo this summer.

Little Sister said...

Johnny C reading Little house books is funny enough, but to hear his commentary would make me pee my pants!

Christopher Tassava said...

Fucking right!

(I always wondered, watching "Little House" on TV, why they swore so much less than the members of my family.)

kirelimel said...

LOVE that. I love those books with all my heart but I agree. But hey, they didn't have facebook or blogspot back then so a fiddle was pretty cool.

Jeni said...

Ah, it's so nice to come across someone with a sense of humor -as well as a vocabulary -as offbeat as my own! Keep reading those books and interjecting things -updates them maybe a bit, ya know! LOL

Sheleta said...

Girl I forgot all about the damned fiddle. Your hubby is a riot!!!

Churlita said...

I loved the Little House books when I was a kid. My kids? Not so much. Now, I know that it was because I didn't add enough swears to them when we read them. Where were you 10 years ago?

PS (PSanafter-thought) said...

No CDs, no Ipod, what do you expect? But the worst thing about Pa is that he dictated what the family and the wife were to move when he said so. Very patriarchal, and no consultation with the wife.

Lisa said...

Your family is a stitch! I love those books. My kids did not share my appreciation, the little fartheads.

念火 said...

All roads lead to Rome. 堅持自己所選!