My kids never get my jokes. I think a big part of the problem is that they haven’t watched enough comedies from the 1980s. One of the greatest moments of my life was when I made a quiche for dinner and my little boy asked me to spell quiche. I actually got to say “Well you don’t spell it son, you eat it,” in context!
My kids say, “I want my two dollars. Cash,” but they don’t know why it is so funny. Please keep in mind that these are the same children that when they were little if they started freaking out in public I would say “Come on Yolanda, what’s Fonzie like?” and they would have to say “He’s cool,” as their cue to settle down.
Other lines from movies I use on the children?
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"You're really bringing me over."
Remember how the dad in Better Off Dead was reading the book abut how to talk to teenagers and he kept screwing up the prepositions? When my son was three, he went through a phase where he would mix up pronouns. He would call his sister "he" and his dad "she." Being the mature adult I am, I would reply "Right off!" and "Lane, you're really bringing me over."
We also say "It's got raisins in it. You like raisins." a lot when trying to get the kids to try new foods ... even though we hardly ever cook anything with actual raisins in it.
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