Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Vacationing With Family And Blood Feuds

Guten morgen, meine damen und herren! I'm back from my back to back marathon holidays. (That's right, three 'backs' AND a salutation in German) A big GIANT thank you to my guest posters, Jen from Steenky Bee and Middle Aged Woman from Unmitigated. I am so grateful to the two of them for helping me out while I was gone. Emily from Two Dogs Running was scheduled to post too but due to some unfortunate events wasn't able to. Don't worry though, I'm sure those racketeering and extortion charges are bogus and she'll be able to get back into the country once the State Department sorts everything out.

So this trip was up to see the family in Kamloops (just in case you think I made that up). The boys were very excited to spend a night at Nana and Grampa Jerry's where they got to throw rocks at spawning salmon:


Joking. They don't spawn this time of year. Unfortunately we also had to spend time with my sister and brother-in-law. Bad blood, you ask? There is now:

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My sister showed the boys some evil video on You Tube and now the boys will not stop singing the f*cking peanut butter jelly song. My brother-in-law was kind (please read "an evil bastard") enough to set some pictures of the kids to this song in a little video. It's over on her blog here. I highly recommend you go over and watch. Make sure you have your children with you. Someone else deserves to suffer.

Finally, one last video thank you to Jenbo and Middle Aged Woman:

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She USED to be my favourite sister.

27 comments:

  1. The video of the boys singing is so funny! I'm not letting my daughter anywhere near it.

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  2. Giving the children a mindworm. Never thought of that. Will use that indiscriminately in the future...

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  3. It's peanut butter and jelly time!!! Yeah, I'll be singing that all day. Thanks, CDA.
    Welcome home. Your blog was well taken care of.

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  4. I never understood the entire baseball bat reference. Maybe it's a Canadian thing? :-)

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  5. That video if the boys singing rocks. Every time I hear that stupid song (or feed my kids PB&J), I get that song in my head for at least a week. You just got it in my head again, thanks!

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  6. I probably shouldn't be spilling this occupational wisdom, but when you become an aunt, they make you swear to do stuff like this. Then they give you a toaster.

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  7. I'm not certain. But I think that song was pulled from one of Dante's Rings of Hell.

    The only known Cure is to play the Ramones 'Blitzkrieg Bop' as loud as possible.

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  8. Oh my
    A radio station in Columbus, Ohio used to play that damn PB&J song all the time. It was annoying then and I really never thought I would EVER hear it again.

    UGH!

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  9. Love the videos and glad you are back. Twitter was not the same without you.

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  10. The boys are way to cute and that video your sis posted - very creative I had to comment on her blog!!

    As far as the song, I so totally agree with ciii, it definately belongs somewhere in Dante's Inferno!

    Glad to have you back!

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  11. Bwahahaha. You will be hearing that song for years. I am rolling at the thought. I am also simultaneously making sure that my son never, ever hears that song.

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  12. HA HA! that is hilarious! I love the first video. Children wiggling around and making noises makes me feel right at home.

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  13. The song is EVIL! I can't count how many times I found myself singing it yesterday.

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  14. i ought to send you the version from my daughters' cheerleading cd...did you know there was a cheer dance to this? LOL

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  15. HA HA HA HA HA HA.......that's too funny. I love it that my 6 and 9 year old children sang it for about a day, now when they ask to hear it I say NO.....let me know how that works with a 3 and 5 year old A HA HA HA HA HA....did I mention HA HA!!

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  16. Awesome. Peanut butter and jelly time, that rocks. I'm strangely hungry.

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  17. So, I didn't get a video.

    My kids want to know why mommy is crying. I explained to them that Middle Aged Woman and Jenboglass got a video but I didn't get video and I'm feeling much like I did in second grade when all the kids got to go to little Emily's birthday party but I didn't get invited.

    It's triggered a long dormant post-traumatic stress episode. And that mommy can't stop crying because she no longer has a prescription for Wellbutrin.

    And they said, "Peanut Butta Jelly, Peanut Butta Jelly."

    And then I flung my laptop much like a tear covered discus.

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  18. I would say something snarky here, but I'm off to make myself a peanut butter sandwich and then someone from California just texted me and needs me to give her directions to your house. I think she's pissed. Not sure. I could actually see tears in her text.

    WOO-HOO! You rock Captain. Your kids? They rock even harder. I've checked out the sister's site. She's awesome.

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  19. Hey!! I just watched the video on your site WTF! your children don't love me????? Well maybe they will love Aunty Mel if she buys them a drum set for Christmas...huh...how would you like that??Or maybe some recorders.....

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  20. Aunty Mel has it right, maybe Nana and Grandpa will
    throw in electric guitar and amplifier.
    ps you can buy ear plugs in the bulk at the Saftey
    Store.
    pps. your guests bloggers were great!
    m

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  21. Your boys are effing hilarious! I love Liam's moves in the chair...awesomeness!!

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  22. I am new to your blog. Therefore, I'm not clicking! Ha. Foiled you. I don't need a brainworm. However, I'm going to save the link and use it on my niece and nephew!!

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  23. I am sooo sorry about not getting to guest post. I promise, I'll make it up to you. As soon as they give me my clothes back and I can re-enter the U.S.

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  24. Holy crap, dude! Your MOM has a blog? That amazes me. Of course, she's probably only a few years older than I am. Now I'm depressed. Isn't Kamloops a General Mills breakfast cereal?

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  25. I went to a spawning fish lake in Oregon a couple years ago and someone stole the tropy fish. WHO would do that? Poor fish was reputedly thrown in a flatbed truck. What a fishy way to go!

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  26. There is NO WAY I'm checking out the YouTube video (although I did watch the one of your boys... and all I can say is ADORABLE!), my kids have been listening to anything they can find on YT that involves singing chipmunks and my eye is starting to do this weird tic thing because of it.

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