Thursday, February 09, 2006

Bathroom Humor

Sometimes I wonder what kind of stuff influences my kids when I'm not around. Like tonight, when I was supervising my little three year old daughter's bubble bath. We have a nice variety of bath toys, including a plastic water-spitting Creature From the Black Lagoon that was a Burger King giveaway years ago at Halloween. We affectionately call the toy "Uncle Gilbert", as he was referred to in the Herman Munster household. It's a really cool toy, because not only does he spit water, but when you drop him into a tub full of water, he lands at the bottom standing bolt upright. Amazing.

I left the baby alone in the bubbly water for a minute. When I returned, she was holding a menacing Uncle Gilbert over a Fisher-Price "Little People" figure in a Floaty Boat. My sweet little daughter kept repeating, over and over again: "I...WANT...BLOOD. I...WANT...BLOOD."

No, I don't know where she got that. My wife was just as surprised as I was. Most likely, she saw something on TV that inspired her. Or -- and this is a distinct possibility -- it was empirical. Perhaps she has a natural craving for blood and it just came out when she was playing with a monstrous toy in the tub.

I can say one thing for certain: She didn't get her vampire genes from my side of the family. Guaranteed.

1 comment:

jipzeecab said...

Fee, Fye, Foe, Fumm..