Pete and Repete

You know the old joke: Pete and RePete were on a boat, Pete fell off, who was left? repete(repeat?)
Pete and RePete were on a boat, Pete fell off, who was left? (RePETE!)

Sometimes repeating is funny, but when it comes to movies… UGH. Don’t get me wrong, I have done it a time or two in my past, I’m not proud, but I can stand with my chin held high and announce “I, TOO, HAVE WATCHED FROZEN MORE THAN ONCE. AND ENJOYED IT.” But where do you draw the line? 2 times? 6? 14? 86!?

My child can watch the same show/movie/YouTube clip on repeat for days at a time.

How? I’m not even kidding… HOW can someone be OK with watching the same. thing. over. and over. and over. and over. I mean to the point of COMPLETE memorization. Go ahead, come over to my house, peruse our DVD’s and pick one at random. I PROMISE you that there is a good 5 minute chunk that Cooper can recite- VERBATIM. I don’t know if I should be proud that he has the brain to remember these lines, or worried that he’s rotting his brain(my retirement fund) away with incessant movie quotes. When is enough, enough?

Is it when he answers the phone : “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?”

Or how about when I tell him to play fair: “Life’s not fair, is it? You see, I… well, I shall never be king. And you… shall never see the light of another day. Hmm-hmm-hmm, adieu.”

When I tried to scare him that one time: “Don’t scare Insectosaurous, he’s going to pee himself, then we all going to be in trouble!”

Maybe when I ask him if he knows who (_fill-in-the-blank_) is : “You know who know, do, whacka-do. Ratta-tatta – Hey, why do they call it that? (what?) Ratatouille. It’s like a stew, right? Why do they call it that? If you’re gonna name a food, you should give it a name that sounds delicious. Ratatouille doesn’t sound delicious. It sounds like ‘rat’ and ‘patootie.’ Rat patootie! Which does not sound delicious. ”

I should probably sell the TV when I shout “Let’s GO,” and he finishes with: “KISS HANS! (who is this Hans?)”

I give up. Maybe I should just make some popcorn, grab a soda, sit back, and enjoy the show. Now, if I could just get him to REMEMBER THAT I TOLD HIM TO CLEAN HIS ROOM…

Some people’s kids. Seriously.


This adorable piece was written by the lovely Nicole of Perfectly Askew. I highly suggest you check out her website and blog. Like now. LIKE RIGHT NOW!

Posted on September 3, 2014 by Holdin' Holden 2 Comments
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