There’s a chance this post will hold random interjections of movie quotes.
That was your fair warning.
Some of you that spend time with me know I can participate in a conversation using nearly all movie quotes. The crazy part is most people can’t tell I am quoting. This happens with my kids. But, now that they are old enough to watch some of the classics, they seem to be catching on to the truth.
YOU CANT HANDLE THE TRUTH
See? I told you.
I’ve introduced my teenagers to some great movies. What About Bob?, the old school Star Wars, Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, Say Anything, Uncle Buck, So I Married an Ax Murderer. Just to name a few.
Here’s what usually happens:
I’m sitting there, happy as a clam to hear them giggle along with some of my most favorite lines. They seem to be taking this classic under their wing. My kids are going to make it! They are going to be the only ones in class who get 80’s and 90’s pop culture references their teachers mutter beneath their breath. I’m feeling like a superior mother.
Then I hear “what the heck. You say that line all the time!! Don’t you make anything up yourself? I’ve always thought you were so funny!”
:crickets. Life flashing. Sweaty armpits. Clammy palms:
“A sixth grader chased me on his bike. When I got exhausted and fell down he wailed me with his shoe for an hour.”
I calm myself, restart my heart, and try to mimick Bob Wiley in his morning mantra: I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful.
Did my kids just say I am not funny?
Did I make a terrible mistake letting them into this carefully studied land?
Has the time come when I accuse them of smelling like pine tree perfume and they know I am simply quoting Tommy Boy?
Say it ain’t so.
I’ve decided to restrict them to VeggieTales.
Sixteen year olds still like VeggieTales, right?