July 9, 2012

Careless Whispers

Jean Paul Richter once wrote

"The words a father speaks to his children in the privacy of the home are not overheard at the time, but, as in whispering galleries, they will be clearly heard at the end and by posterity."  

This quote always unnerved me.  And this past weekend, at my cousin's wedding, I discovered why.

Wedding M.C. : "And now, ladies and gentlemen, we're going to play a quick game!"

Sippy Cup: "Oooh! They play games here?!"

Wedding M.C. : "I'm going to call out different parts of the tri-state area and we'll see which neighborhood is the loudest!"

Sippy Cup: "Yay!"

Wedding M.C. : "Is Jersey here?"

Sippy Cup: "Who's that?"

Wedding M.C. : "Anyone from Manhattan here?!"

Sippy Cup: "Daddy, you work in Manhattan!"

Wedding M.C. : "Is Queens in the house?!"

Sippy Cup (pumping his right arm emphatically) : "YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAH MOTHERFU-"

- The crowd goes wild -

Sippy Cup: "-CKER!"

Me (sighing): "Mommy should probably start watching her language around you."

M.O.M. : "I think we should start a 'Swear Jar' for me."

Sippy Cup: "Queens!  Queens!  Queens!"

1 comment:

Griz said...

awwww i missed sippy cup!