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Friday, January 15, 2010


Captain Feathersword is the friendly pirate, also referred to as the 5th Wiggle. His Magic Buttons are a fan favorite, and often cause the Captain to sing opera, rock or other music types. The buttons can also cause the Captain to sound like various animals, or imitate various objects.

My children are weird.

There we sat in the car, waiting for the school bus to arrive because Mommy still has a fever and doesn't want to make it worse. While we waited they introduced me to a game they'd been playing on the bus for about a week. They call it Chicken Button.

Yes, you read that right. Chicken Button.

Essentially, one child pokes the other and yells "Chicken!" At this point, the pokee is supposed to cluck. Sounds cute, right? Almost like Captain Feathersword and his magic buttons, right? They hit the "Cow" button and the pokee moos. They hit "Kangaroo" and the pokee bounces. They hit "Cat" and the pokee meows.

They hit "Fried Chicken!" and the pokee squeals, puts his arms and legs in the air and plays dead while the poker starts saying "Nomnomnom".

Please tell me you're having the same reaction I did, and that I'm not insane. Do I laugh, do I cry, or do I tell them not to imitate food?


Valerie Oakley said...

You cry because you're laughing so hard about the fact that you have to tell your children not to imitate food, of course!!! ROFL, this is still better than the game my boys like to play in the car which consists of imitating various body functions (yuck).

Dana Marie Bell said...

The worst part? Just before they started playing the neighbor's little boy had climbed into the van (with his daddy's permission) to watch Thomas the Tank Engine with my boys. The poor father looked like he didn't know whether to laugh or yank his kid out of the crazy car.

zina said...

I hope your feel better soon. I love the Wiggles and Capt. Feathersword.

Dana Marie Bell said...

Thanks Zina. I'm feeling okay. The cold is gone but the weather is making me ache. Oh well! I got a LOT of work done today. Bless my hubby for letting me buy the furniture he did! I have a chaise and a laptop desk for really bad days so can keep working while my bad leg is up. :D

ruru said...


Favorite Quotes

"I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability." Ron White

"So let me get this straight. You want me to kill the little guys, kill the big guys, crowd control those I can't, buff the team, debuff the boss, keep myself alive, AND keep you alive, all while waving a stick and dressed in a towel?" - Anonymous Role Playing Gamer

"I think that statue over there is a statement on modern life. The statement is, "Well, shit." - Varric, Dragon Age II

"Why is it all claws and guns? Can't we piss off a fuzzy planet? Still dangerous, but hey. Bunnies." - Joker, Mass Effect

"Last night, I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and thought to myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?" - Dilbert

"Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you'll hit the bull's-eye of success." - Annie Oakley

"It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly." - Flemeth, aka The Witch of the Wilds, Dragon Age 2

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"I hear there's a wild bridge tournament down the street. And you know Bridge. It's a lot like sex. If you don't have a great partner, you'd better have a good hand." Barry Weiss, Storage Wars

"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." - Marcus Cole, Babylon 5, "A Late Delivery From Avalon"

"I aim to misbehave." - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein

“If you think you can or think you cannot, you are correct.” - Henry Ford