torpedo on the bridge


I loved that show, “Kids say the darn’dest things’…in our home, while driving down the road, when we cross a bridge the kids yell out, “Torpedo on the Bridge.” This saying came from my wife’s son, who yelled this out on a stretch of road where they had previously hit a wild pig. You can imagine driving along and the car vibrantly shaking from a collision with a wild animal as big as a wild hog. It probably felt like they were targeted by a torpedo. But stuff like this sticks in their minds and everytime they go over a bridge they recall this and yell out, “torpedo on the bridge” a way to make humor out of an experience that shook their world.

I remember our foster child saying a lil funny. The car had quit right on the long bridge over lake-of-the-pines. A man had come up, parked, walked up to the car and asked, “Would you like for me to push you off the bridge?” Of course the offer was excepted, to get out of the way of traffic. But the child didn’t understand their intention and yells out, “No, don’t push us off the bridge!!! We will get some help!” and became histerical when the man pushed the car down the road and off the bridge, till he realized theman was helping and not pushing the car ‘OFF’ the bridge.

The new thing for kids is ‘Rap’ I am not a ‘rapper’ in any since but the kids pick this up so easily. I suppose because it is like nursery ryhmes, with spitting and bee-bop, but my lil girl was doing her spelling words last night and one of the words was ‘WRAP’ so, now she knows how to spell ‘rap’ (chuckles)


A mother and her young son returned from the grocery store and began putting away the groceries. The boy opened the box of animal crackers and spread them all over the table. “What are you doing?” his mother asked. “The box says not to eat them if the seal is broken” the boy explained. “I’m looking for the seal.”


One day the first grade teacher was reading the story of Chicken Little to her class. She came to the part of the story where Chicken Little tried to warn the farmer. She read, “…. and so Chicken Little went up to the farmer and said, “The sky is falling, the sky is falling!” The teacher paused then asked the class, “And what do you think that farmer said?” One little gir l raised her hand and said, “I think he said: ‘Holy Shit! A talking chicken!'”


When I was six months pregnant with my third child, my three year old came into the room when I was just getting ready to get into the shower. She said, “Mommy, you are getting fat!” I replied, “Yes, honey, remember Mommy has a baby growing in her tummy.” “I know,” she replied, but what’s growing in your butt?”




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