Tuesday, September 11, 2007

You forgot What?

This is not nearly as funny as it could be because we can't remember the original comment, but in the vein of several of my other blogging friends' recent posts, this just cracked me up and I wanted to share.

Sara and I were talking about something random and she made a comment under her breath to me. Evan was walking by and he heard it from a distance. He blurted out in complete unbelief, "You forgot your omelette?"

It caught Sara and me completely by surprise and we just laughed ourselves silly. It was just so sudden and disconnected-completely unrelated to whatever it was that we were talking about. Now it is the new phrase. All afternoon, if someone was frustrated with their homework, either Sara or I would ask, "Aw,did you forget your omelette? I hate it when that happens." As they were leaving for school this morning, (and this involves a Brian Regan reference, for all you fans out there) I called to Sara and Evan, "Don't forget your omelette!" at which they both replied in unison, "You too!"

I love inside jokes like this. They enrich a family's culture.

10 comments:

  1. Oh, Kel I love it...I agree that inside jokes are the best...say like maybe me asking if you guys have any of those amazing mexican cookies lately?

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  2. that is classic. an inside joke and a good laugh are just what every family needs. :)

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  3. Yes, inside jokes are great! I will never hear the end of some inside family jokes that involve things I said as an 8 year old... It's funny, but then I always have to say "Just stop I was 8 when I said that!!" :)

    Here's to all those Thanksgivings in the future when your family will still be chuckling over not forgetting omelettes! :)

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  4. Can I just say "Ditto"? A family with a wealth of inside jokes is one happy family. :)

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  5. Awesome. I love new jokes. I am trying to start saying, "Hippocleides doesn't care," but no one thinks that's funny but me and my mom for all sorts of nerdy reasons. Apparently it used to be a well-known Greek saying.

    The omelette one is pretty awesome. I wonder if I can incorporate it . . .

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  6. I love it, that is so funny... You too!

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  7. I must agree - inside jokes truly make a family bond. Ours are usually from the movie "What's Up Doc" :)

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  8. How great that you have this to pull out and lighten things up.

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  9. My Mom and I were talking about this today. We were sharing some of our earliest family jokes, that happened before we both had children, but we still say them to our spouses. It was a funny conversation.

    It is fun to read about life with children that a little older. I look forward to it.

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  10. tee hee, that is so fun and cozy. :) reminds me a little of your travels with Duck...

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