Saturday, November 20, 2010

When I'm in a Band: Funniest F*cking Thing I Heard All Day

I was driving the big kids to church when I had the following conversation:

Thumbelina (age 7): “Mom, when I’m older and in a band do you know what I’m going to call it?”

Mom: “No sweetie, what?”

Thumbelina: (pauses for dramatic effect – then makes a sweeping hand gesture) "FIREBLADE.”

Mom: “That may be the most awesome thing I have ever heard.”

Thumbelina: ‘Yeah. I know. I love that name."  (whispers in awestruck voice) "FIREBLADE.”

Hawk (age 5): “When I’m in band when I’m older, do you know what I’m going to call it?”

Mom: “What?”

Hawk: “Go Yoda.”

Thumbelina: “I actually really like that.”

Mom: “I love it.”

Hawk: “It has a dot at the end. Like at the end of a sentence. Go Yoda.”

Mom: “That makes me like it more.”

Hawk: “And the band is only going to play songs about Yoda. I’m going to make up most of the songs but then we’re also going to sing other songs that aren’t supposed to be about Yoda but totally should be. And then people will hear them and be like WHOA – that song is totally about Yoda and I didn’t even know it.”
Mom: “Fantastic. Like what songs are you thinking of?”

Hawk: “We are the Champions” and other awesome songs like that.

Mom: (pauses to let this idea sink in) “I think you’re both going to be rock stars.”

Hawk and Thumbelina look at each other and shrug.

Hawk: “Duh.”

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  1. awesome. your kids are amazing at coming up with band names. I would totally listen to bands called fireblade and go yoda. rofl

  2. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. And I also love how some of the best conversations with my kids happen in the car or when I'm putting them to bed.

  3. That is the funniest f*cking thing I heard all day too!!! Gotta love those 7 and 5 year olds (I have the same).

    My son (the 5 year old) while cutting his finger nails. He: "I wish I was Yoda!" Me: "Why is that?" He: "Cause he only has three fingers and he would be done cutting his nails already!" ;)

  4. Hubby tries to come up with cool band names all the time, but your kids did a much better job than he ever does. (I think he agrees!)

  5. Weird Al has a song about Yoda. :) Perhaps he'll sing the cover of that.

  6. One of of my coworkers kids informed that he was going to be in a band called "Guns for Breakfast"... his dad then informed me that he was renaming the college fund "bail money".

  7. Lol Go Yoda. reminds me of the yoda song... Has he seen it? It's a parody of the llama song

  8. I think Little Dude might want to get in on that Go Yoda. band.

  9. Go Yoda. Is the best band name EVER!

  10. The period makes it. If it were Go Yoda!... meh. But Go Yoda. is totally yesser.

  11. Hilarious! And won't you be so proud when it happens! Rock on.

  12. LOVE those band names!
    Oh, and voted...again...FUN voting buttons!

  13. Lydia, to quote you: Your kids are slightly above average. At being awesome.

  14. Damn. I wish _I_ were in a band named Go Yoda.

    --kate in Michigan

  15. We have a budding rock star too. His band doesn't have a name yet, but he can contribute two songs. The first one is called "Banana Baseball Bat". The second is called "But I'm a Rock Star". I think they could both totally be about Yoda.

  16. I voted. I also love the band names.

  17. Here's Weird Al's Yoda
    Love it!

  18. Holy hell. That Yoda w/ the guitar picture TOTALLY looks like that weird guy in Motley Crue, Mick Mars. And suddenly it makes sense. Yoda AND Mick Mars, that is.

  19. My daughter (9) said she is just waiting for the black eyed peas to die, and then she will start a band and call them ... black eyed peas :)




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