Wednesday, September 24, 2008

"Just the good 'ol boys..."

Earlier in the summer at lunch one day my oldest child asked me if we could super glue our Volkswagen van's doors shut and start climbing in the windows like the Dukes of Hazzard. The other kids quickly chimed in, "Please,mom, please!"

I paused a while before answering them so I could choose just one of the many reasons floating through my mind as to why that would not work for us.

I said,"Do you see how high up the windows are on our van? You would need a step ladder just to even reach the windows and that would seriously take away from the Dukes of Hazzard effect you are wanting to create. I mean, did you ever see Bo or Luke Duke climb up on a step ladder to get into the General Lee?"

They thought about that for a while.

Finally my oldest said, "No, I guess not."

"Besides" I added, "the Dukes of Hazzards car was closer to the ground, that's why they could just hop on in."

Then one of them came up with the idea that maybe they could ride in their grandma's convertible next time we were in Iowa.

There we go, problem solved I thought until my daughter told me she liked the girl from the Dukes of Hazzard.

"You mean Daisy Duke?" I asked her.

"Yes." She replied.

Now we have a completely different problem to deal with.

4 comments:

Debbie said...

Oh yes. I would say you do have a problem there. We'll all be anxious to hear how you handle this one!

Emily said...

Oh my. Hmmm. Good luck with that one, Julie. I'll add you to my prayer list.

(secretly glad I have a boy)

:)

D... said...

LOL! I remember wanting to BE Daisy Duke. I wonder what MY mom thought of that? Hee! My brother, stepbrother, & I would always play Dukes of Hazzard.

Bubba's Sis said...

In the days D.. and I wanted to be Daisy Duke, Daisy Duke was NOT Jessica Simpson! She did, however, wear those shorty short shorts. Yeeeeeeeeeeeee haaaaaaw!

(I still like to yell that whenever I drive over a big bump in the van and get airborn for ½ a second.)