Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen
mrissa

Pete and Repeat were in a boat.

One of the primary duties of a godparent is to teach the godchildren annoying things. My own godfather Dave, for example, taught me to talk like a Valley Girl when I was in my early grade school years. (Happily, he also taught me to stop.) In that fine tradition, timprov set about to teach Robin the really annoying circular whatsit:

timprov: Hey, Robin, I have one for you. Pete and Repeat were in a boat. Pete fell out. Who was left?
Robin: Repeat!
timprov: Pete and Repeat were in a boat. Pete fell out. Who was left?
Robin: Just the other Pete!

And all the grown-ups laughed that he saw his way out of it on the second time through, and so, heartened by his success, Robin dimpled and went on:

Robin: Hey, Tim, Pete and Repeat were in a boat. Pete fell out. Who was left?
timprov, obligingly: Repeat.
Robin, in congratulatory tones: You got it!

markgritter also taught him Rock, Paper, Scissors...sort of. porphyrin says she would love to be a fly on the wall when Robin attempts to explain this game to the other kids at daycare, and I have to agree that it would almost certainly amuse the heck out of me.
Tags: family, kids these days, pure silliness
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