01 June 2012

Kids say the darndest things

Kids say the darndest things.

My nephew, besides being super cute since birth (I still can't believe that man thought I was his grandmother), is also pretty clever - though not quite able to pick up on  his mother's and is aunts' inside jokes.

I never really understood the whole "yo mamma" craze with people.  Why is it ok to joke about people's mothers and why, for some, is it the most offensive thing you can say to a person?  Why are some people, who don't like their mothers, instantly offended when their mother is brought up?  I may never know.

Because I don't get the yo mamma jokes, years ago, I started saying yo mamma to all my siblings.  Being that we all have the same parents, I thought it was pretty funny.  Most of the time, it would actually be used in context: Who is going to make dinner tonight? Yo mamma.  Who are you talking to on the phone? Yo mamma.  That woman is really pretty!  So is yo mamma.

We started saying it so much and we got so comfortable with it that we sometimes forgot NOT to say it when our mother was around.  At first, we thought she didn't hear.  Then we started trying to play it off, "Yo mamma... gram is going to happen sooner than you think."  "Yo mamma... is such a wonderful woman, isn't she?"

Sometimes, she would give us The Look.

But, now, sometimes, she actually says it herself, too.  Which is often absolutely hilarious!!

The other day, Kid Sis #2 was driving home from a water park with her son.  The young four year old asked where they were going, as many kids tend to ask when riding in a car.  KS#2 said, "We're going to the house."  Nephew, "Who's house?" KS#2, "Yo mamma's house."

Being the clever one that he is, Nephew thought for a moment, and then proceeded to tell my sister that, "Actually, Mommy, it's my house and Daddy's house, too."

Here's another great one from a child:
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14 comments:

  1. LOL!! Great post! Yo Mamma - sure did raise some funny kids. ; )

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    1. Thanks! I love her and love saying yo mamma even more! I have almost had it slip when some students said something crazy, but fortunately, I can quickly edit my speech before it is said.

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  2. This made me smile then laugh the whole way through! Thanks for that and Happy Friday!

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    1. Happy Friday to you, too!!

      Glad I could bring you that moment of laughter.

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  3. HAH! That joke cracked me up! :-)

    Also; some years ago I started defaulting to "Yo momma," whenever my kid gave me lip, though it didn't quite work the way I'd hoped...

    ;-)

    Some Dark Romantic

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    1. What was your kids's response? I wonder if it would be different now that he is older.

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  4. Kid logic, gotta love it!

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    1. Kids and the things they say tickle me so much!

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  6. 'Yo Mamma' joke is still lost on me but your telling of that story has put a smile on my face.

    My kids just tend to come out with really awkward things and you end up sat cringing!!

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    1. Glad it put a smile on your face. I really don't get the jokes much either, but I love saying it to my siblings!

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