Saturday, January 16, 2010

Everything comes down to poo(h)

NOTE: I added the (h) on the end because it gives that yucky word an ounce of class.

Don'tcha think?

So I recently mentioned that my sons performed an embarrassing song with the "P" word in the title at a family reunion a few years ago. While I don't have any videographic evidence on hand of it in my possession, I do have the inspirational clip from Scrubs on hand:

NOTE: I can hardly bear to post anything on my blog that uses that "P" word--ewwwww--but I'll do it for you guys.

This clip was introduced to our boys by one of our best friends, who happens to be one of those a surgical dudes who loves to describe his surgical procedures over lunch.

LY surgical dude, even though you love to gross me out.

Once my boys were hooked, they were hooked, lined and sinkered. My IL's were staying with us at the time and I distinctly remember one long car trip to town (all car trips are long in Hawaii) where my boys sang the song over and over at least 100 times until my MIL's head spun around and exploded.

She really hates the "P" word.

Bless her heart.

So my kids practiced and practiced and then performed the "P" song at our family reunion.

But the real kicker to this story is that my cutie patootie MIL had, for some odd reason, unbeknownst to us, brought a whole bag of old 1950 polyester BYU P.E. uniforms to the family reunion.

I know, random, huh?

In her cutie patootie mind she had enough for the whole famdamily to wear for our family photo.

But we, as a whole famdamily, were quite opposed to the idea of wearing polyester blue P.E. uniforms for a family photo. And we let her know it.

But she did persist mightily. And we did resist mightily.

Finally we said, "we will wear them if you wear them," thinking we had her there. No 75-year-old woman in her right mind would put on a pair of blue polyester P.E. shorts from the 50's in front of her entire family, right?

Wrong. She was not in her right mind. And I have the photographic evidence to prove it:

Thus commenced a family fashion show the likes of which I would not dare post in this private diary.

But I do dare to post the photos of my kids performing their rendition of "Check the Poo(h)" in their BYU blue.

BTW, majority trumped seniority when it came to wearing those dastardly P.E. uniforms for the family photo.

P.S. Happy Birthday to my silly goose mom!


Tiffany said...

Fantastic. Loved the p song. my kids loved it. We will have to do it for our next family reunion skit.

Tiffany said...

Was I just the first commenter. Holy Cow. That's a first. get the pun. ha ha I am so funny.

Jami said...

You all look surprisingly good in BYU blue polyester.

The Mom said...

That was a-scusting.
Don't doo a poo(h) blog ever ever ever again.
Or you won't be my favorite writer any more.

The Garden of Egan said...

Hilarious! you are singin' my song baby!
(It's the ER Blues)
Love the BYU Blues cause it's so spiritual.

Martha said...

All I can comment on is how your kids are so much bigger now. They have all grown 5 inches since these pics were taken in the summer.

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

I am sorry but this song can not replace the incessant "lookin like a fool with your pants on the ground." Can't stop singing it and humming and you get the picture.

Love the BYU pe uniforms. Awesome.

And at least your mom didn't look like a fool with her pants on the ground, they were well off the ground.

April said...

Ah yes, the old BYU many did she have to steal to clothe the clan? I worked at BYU laundry for many years...the memories. The dirty, dirty memories.

But I have a funny poo(h) story! It's when Dr. Robin's oldest was just a baby. He had a binky in his mouth, and I casually said, "Oh you have poo(h) on your binky."

Well, my sister freaked out! I mean what was the big deal? She is the one who bought it that way. I love Winnie the Pooh!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

OMGOSH! Did Pat change her profile pic? That was gutsy, Pat. But I love it.

I lubbed your pants NOT not on the ground joke. I get you! But I must clarify, that is my MIL and not my mom. You wouldn't catch my mom dead in a pair of blue polyester P.E. shorts. :)

Haha April, That's a gooooood one. LOL

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

I wasn't sure if my old picture was still showing up. It kind of looked like it was gone somehow. I am impressed that you noticed. I think it will be a fun change for a while. Freezing screaming pictures are good, right? Like death by pirates.

After I posted I realized that I got confused because you wished your mom happy birthday, but the pictures were of you MIL. I have even met her, goodness to pete. How could I get so confused?

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

Hahahahahaha that song was hilarious!!!!