That right there is a character from Thomas & Friends – the most hated show in our household – lovingly tucked in my son’s lunch bag. According to his teacher, on a scale of one to axe murderer, he was both embarrassed and enraged when he found it at snack time.
My brothers first owned this train when they were small and because my mom keeps all the things nonessential to living, that damn toy remained unloved in the basement. Well that’s until my brothers found out that my son despised the show. The ultimate payback for all the years I picked on them was to pick on my son – with the toy.
That thing pops up in his coat pocket, tucked in his booster seat in the car, old diaper bag, and so on. At Christmas, it was wrapped in pink wrapping paper and then it was brought back to our house on St. Patrick’s Day.
It’s all fun and games until I have to spend the rest of the night with his crabby shorts. I felt for the poor guy. Always getting picked on…
…and then the dentist happened.
We went to get a mouth guard fitted for him at the dentist one day. We were standing at the front desk waiting to pay when the dentist ran into us. My son flashed him his almost toothless smile.
Dentist: Goodness gracious! We’ve got nothing left to protect in there!
Chunky Monkey: Nope!
Dentist: Where did all of your teeth go?
Chunky Monkey: *very serious* Well my dad he punched me right in the mouth. Just like this. *Demonstrates the punching motion to his mouth* Yup. Punched me right in the mouth.
People in the waiting room: —–
Chunky Monkey: Yup.
I was mortified. Luckily the dental hygienist, my friend, was there and busted out laughing. Then the whole room did. Then Chunky said he was just kidding. We had a very long discussion though about jokes and how that was not a very funny one. It could have been a very serious issue.
But I didn’t let him get away that easy. That train made its way to school with him that day.
Gotcha you little toothless turd.
Liar, liar, pants on fire – that is what April is all about on Netflix.
The new Netflix original series Bloodline is a new family drama that follows a family caught between the ugly truth and the terrible lie that covers it up. The Rayburns have some dark family secrets they’re willing to do anything to keep from coming out — lying included.
Check out these other titles!
For your little kids:
- Super Why!: S1,E15: Humpty Dumpty and Other Fairytale Adventures: Pinocchio
- Curious George: S1, E19: Truth about George Burger
- Clifford the Big Red Dog: S1, E26: The Kibble Crook
- The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: S1, E9: The Pothole / Chuck’s Perfect Plans
For your big kids:
- Monster High: Frights, Camera, Action!
- H2O: Just Add Water
- Mean Girls
- iCarly: S1, E12: iPromise not to Tell
And for teens and parents:
How do you cope when you catch your kid lying?
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