Sunday, April 15, 2007


Overheard today:

"Mommy and Daddy sitting in a tree,
First comes love, then comes marriage,
Then comes Daddy drinking alcohol."

I don't even know where to go with this.

What makes it even funnier is that he has never been more than a beer-on-Saturday-watching football-kind-of-guy, and that's even stopped. He hasn't had a drink in over two years.

Where she came up with it, I'll never know. But it made me giggle.


Steph Jochim said...

Hey Kristie, this must be something that's sweeping the nation. My kids came home from school not too long ago singing just about the same tune! I tried to tell them that in the "good ol' days" it went a little different but they were sure that's the way the "cool" kids sing it today!

Kristin in Plano, TX said...

Aren't kids just so darned cute!??? :O)
A few years back, my nephew had a police officer come to talk to his kindergarten class about drinking and driving. My nephew raises his hand and says, "My daddy drinks in the car every day on his way to work!" The police officer was a bit taken aback and then my nephew continues to tell him that he's been "addicted" to Mountain Dew forever!! :O)

When I student taught (YEARS ago!), one of the kindergartners came up to me and said that she was so happy because her Daddy was coming home. I said, "Wow, that's exciting! Has he been gone on a business trip?" She said, "No, he's been at the 'bad house" for selling drugs and my momma's so glad he's coming home because she's been lonely in that big 'ole bed!" I- about- DIED!!! :O)
I always tell my student's parents, "If you believe half of what they tell you, I'll believe about half of what they tell me."

And believe me- I've heard it ALL, girl!!!!

Amy from St.Pete said...

So Daddy gets alcohol but not Mommy?

Anonymous said...

Not long ago my 6 year old daughter came home from school singing the same tune except afer 'then comes the baby in the baby carriage' line she would sing:

that's not all,
that's not all,
then comes the daddy drinking alcohol.

Yeah, where they come up with some of this stuff is amazing.

Nancy in IA

kim said...

Oh, the poor kid from the supremely dysfunctional family that came up with that one! Or just another sign of the times? Either way, I'm with Amy. Except I'll take it one step farther and say that it should just be Mommy and not Daddy at all. Cause SOMEBODY should be sober enough to cook dinner. HAHAHA! I just love the stuff that comes out of kids' mouths. At dinner with my DD and three of my grandkids recently, my 5-year-old granddaughter loudly asked, "WHO FARTED?" Her quiet and reserved older brother and sister were both horrified. I thought it was hysterical. I love that kid--and I know for sure, from "reading you" for years, that I love yours, too! GOTTA love the spunky ones. Because usually their parents ROCK--like you!

Sally Yost said...

My daughter has sang the same song....I am still confused where that started!! I wish my daughter still only dealt with that kind of song....she knows every word to "Baby Got Back"....not my proudest moment!!!

Anonymous said...

That reminds me of a woman that called into a radio show I was listening to. The topic was "How did your child 'out' you?" One lady said they were in a very large church in which they didn't know many people and it was Mothers Day. The preacher asked "If you could buy your Mother anything for Mothers Day, what would it be?" This lady's child raised his hand, (Mom thinking Oh! that's so sweet!) and said if he could give his Mom anything, he would like to give her her own bar so that she would stay home at night!!! The Mom stood up and made sure everyone knew she was a bartender!!! I almost choked on my morning Diet Coke!!!

Meg from Americus

Anonymous said...

I know you're a stickler on spelling - overhead or overheard??
Anyway, I love your blog - it makes me laugh!

A lurker from NJ

Briana said...

The things kids say! I should be writing them all down, but we are usually in the car when mine say something funny and then I get too busy to remember to write them down. Oh well.

Glad you got out of the ticket being the great mom you are coming home at 2am to watch the kids play soccer. The things we do for our kids!

jeanette said...

We all know who is the amaretto drinker in the house... ;)

D said...

LOL Kristie- Kids say the darndest things. For example, we were at my mother-in-law's house last week and my daughter told her that I say bad words ALL the time, and I've never said a curse word in front of her. Later on that day, she told my m-i-l that my husband and I fight ALL the time. Again, we have never got into a real argument in front of her, but do sometimes have debates about political and other "hot-button" issues. When I tried to explain to her, in front of my m-i-l, why she shouldn't say such things, she said, "but mommy, you told me not to lie."

Elena, The Big Stinking Baby said...

LOL!!! I was going through my 8-year-old daughters folder (the one that goes back and forth from school every day), and read along one side of one of the pages that the parent signs every day, "My mom was mad and my dad was with her so my grandma signed it instead." How nice! I had a pretty serious car accident in December and my grandmother came to stay with us for 2 months. Apparently, she didn't want to bring me her folder one night, obviously unbeknownst to me. How great! I wonder what her teacher really thinks of me? Makes me glad it's almost the end of the school year!

On another note, I had a spinal tap on Friday, and have had "the headache" ever since. I was sitting here thinking...I KNOW this happened to someone else that I know. It dawned on me Saturday that it was you, so I went through your old blog to read about it trying to figure out what to do. Once I found it, I was horrified! I'm such a baby when it comes to blood! Don't get me wrong...I donate and am a registered marrow donor and could in a second for someone else. But to take it out of ME to put back into ME? You're way braver than me. I'm still laying around waiting for the time I sit up and realize that all is right with the world again. I have a training class tomorrow though and have to do the blood patch this afternoon if it doesn't go away in the next 2 hours. I'm beginning to loose hope, but will lay here until the very last second hoping! You're so much braver than me! Please tell me that it's not that bad and I'll survive?

Missy in FL said...

How's Blaine? Just curious - did he have an appt. last week?

And LOL on the kids... mine come home with lovely little ditties from time to time, always sharing them with me at the grocery store check out line. I think they do it then just to watch my face change colors.

Mixed Up Me said...

HI Kristie,

I just did a post lastnight about things children say, although not nearly as funny as what you heard. I don't know where they come up with this stuff . . .how does it originate to actually reach the playground? As a teacher, I have often wondered this . . . Have a great day!

katie said...

Your lucky the version we had was this

Sandy and jOey kissing in a tree
first comes love
than comes kissing
than comes the baby in the baby carriage

thats not all
that not all
than comes the baby drinking alcohol.

I about fell over. We had to have a talk about what alcohol was (we don't drink) and why it is not good to be singing of a baby drinking it.

I want the good ole days back, we thought we were totally naughty singing that version, I would have had my mouth washed out with this new version

Anonymous said...

Kids do say the darnest things, don't they. I have a funny story about my 6-year-old. For the longest time she kept putting her panties on backwards so I had to keep telling her that she had them on wrong and that the "big part" goes on her bottom. I was getting ready for church one Sunday morning and I had put on thongs. My daughter promptly came into my bedroom and said "Mama, your panties are on backwards. The big part goes on your bottom". I about died laughing. Thought this was too cute not to share although then I had explaining to do about wearing thongs.
Wendy in Winder, Georgia

Lisa said...

Well, I have to admit that I'm glad that little song is nationwide apparently, and not just in Alpharetta, GA! I will say that my husband and I just about fell over laughing the first time our almost 7 year old sang it to us. Then we explained why that might not be the choice of songs to sing, etc....It leaves me wondering what's next????

Anonymous said...

it must be all throughout the daughter will be 7 in just 3 weeks and in March she came home singing that song! although she did the song w/ the baby carriage and then added
that's not all
that's not all
here comes daddy drinking alcohol!

I was floored! I couldn't believe it. She said "I can't wait to tell Aunt Lisa that song!" I said, "please don't tell her at church!!!"

Laughing in Ohio

Anonymous said...

My kids have memorized that classy, Pepto Bismol commercial;

nausea, heartburn, indegestion, upset stomach, DIARRHEA

They go around singing that all the time, including quite loudly while we were sitting at a restaurant recently!

ladera ranch

Anonymous said...

My kids sang that too, but it's the baby drinking alcohol (that's up here in ND (Grand Forks, not Minot) = ) I have to share the story of my 4 yr old nephew getting up at show & tell in pre-school to tell this joke: "Why did the chicken cross the road?" "To get to the case of Budweiser on the other side." Can you imagine your child's teacher relaying that story to you... I would have crawled under the desk!
I love your blog & am happy to hear the news from the dr's visit (next post).

Rachel from Grand Forks, ND

Anonymous said...

lol! I have heard that one in several versions. Kids do say some crazy things! Reminds me of when my Pastor's youngest was just 2yrs old (she's 9 now) and we were all sitting at their dining table when all of a sudden she starts singing "dooby dooby doo" from the beer commercials with the penguin! lol! Her non-drinking parents turned so red! Luckily the Pastor is also a comedian and he was able to come up with a quick-witted response that got us all laughing!

Trish in Leesburg, VA