Sunday, July 19, 2009

Puttin' On My Top Hat...


For those of you who don’t know it yet, this is Corfu. He’s a pretty entertaining bird, but his best tricks are imitating sounds of cutlery and swinging upside down from his toys. He’s not known for being eager to please.

Don’t worry, though - this post is not about him. This post is about the teenage sense of humor, and the sublime randomness of some of the comments they can come up with. I only posted Corfu’s picture because in order to appreciate the following example of this, you need to know who Corfu is.

I had just dumped a huge load of laundry out onto the daybed in the living room, since this is the designated laundry folding spot. My daughter, who is prone to random bursts of helpfulness, sauntered over and started helping me sort socks.

For a couple of minutes we sorted in silence. Then my daughter made this very important announcement:

“We need to go see Corfu’s tap recital tonight.”

Now that’s something I'd like to see. Good thing the laundry is done. I’m wondering what could be the appropriate attire for such an occasion.

20 comments:

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

What a sweet girl! I think Corfu will be delighted io have you in the audience wearing a colourful bird of paradise mask! In 'tune' with him!!

Rena said...

LOL -- well, you got my attention. I want to see it too.

PJ Hoover said...

Can you video tape it?

ICQB said...

Never a dull moment...

Lilfix said...

I'm with PJ...I would love to see the video...grin...

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

You must post that on You Tube!

adrienne said...

Love the idea, but for a video I would need:

1. A video recorder
2. A bird that ACTUALLY tap dances.

What I do have is a wisecracking girl who makes stuff up. :-D

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I'm still stuck on the "random acts of helpfulness." I LOVE that!

MG Higgins said...

My kind of girl. A little off center and very creative. (Or maybe those are one and the same.)

Angela said...

I think he can tapdance .... maybe...you have an audience here for the video.
We used to have an African Grey, Beakster, he did the sounds of cutlery too...and glasses knocking together, and the sound of the rings hitting glasses when you picked them up...he really made me aware of the slight difference in some sounds....ahhh, I miss that guy!

LW said...

Too cute…

I think I need to copy that line
"random acts of helpfulness" and tape it
to my daughter’s desk…

That is a great line…
I see a book in that one....


Louise

Mary Witzl said...

So you've got a bird that can maybe tap dance and imitate clinking cutlery? That made me smile, but it didn't capture my attention. What really made my chin drop and my eyes bulge was that you've got a daughter who will -- without being asked! -- help you sort socks. Get THAT on YouTube or no one will believe it!

Mary Witzl said...

And I am SO showing my kids this post.

Anne Spollen said...

Again, the name: Corfu - perfect.

You wear one of those Aztec bird-human capes to his tap recital, of course. And you tweet your appreciation at the end.

Doncha love teen comments?

Keri Mikulski said...

Too cute. :)

Shelli said...

you need to tape that and post the video. send it in to america's funniest videos. :0

Suzie said...

How about wearing a big feather boa

Ara Burklund said...

Sounds like a good story idea! : )

Ocean Girl said...

How many pair of socks do you have in a laundry load!

Cute :)

msprimadonna67 said...

I just love the randomness of teens--that's why I teach 'em!