Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Living in a world of make believe....

Well, many of you know my boys and their over active imaginations. I have always thought it is a good trait to have in children so I have tried to encourage their use of their imaginations. We have a large costume box that is played with daily and there are new super heroes made up each time. But lately they are only interested in one, Nacho Libre. My nephews, Karli's boys, are infatuated with Nacho Libre right now so my boys chose to buy their dad that DVD for his birthday, of course they needed to watch it right away. I have heard nothing since, it is all about stretchy pants, sweats, orphans, and corn (all with fabulous latin accents of course). I don't know how much longer I can take it, even Gage, our two year old, uses the lines over and over again at the coaching of his brothers. There are continual wrestling matches in my family room, all over the furniture. How else can you body slam someone effectively? So, I want to say thank you to Karli and her boys for instilling a love of such great intelligence in my children.
But I have taken the opportunity to instill the love of a great program in my boys, America's Funniest Home Videos. We watch it on Sunday while dad is at meetings and we laugh our guts out. What is so darn funny about people falling, getting hurt and hit in the privates? I don't know, but it is! We have shared many a Sunday afternoon in front of our television watching AFV. Even Oprah did a special on AFV recently, so now my boys are convinced that she is cool.
I have found one problem with this habit however as I have walked in my boys playing "America's Funniest Home Videos" lately. This entails them playing pranks on each other and trying to hurt each other in a funny way. Hmmmm.... not sure how much I like this, let's just say we have been going through a lot more band aids the past several weeks. At least no broken bones yet. Several times they have asked me to video tape their escapades in the hopes of winning $10,000. I suppose I should oblige them, you never know what could happen. But I do enjoy their scheming to come up with ideas of what to do in order to win the prize money, pretty creative!

5 comments:

The Nielson Family said...

That is so funny! Your boys are hilarious--they really do have great imaginations--and we enjoy watching AFV too :)

Karli said...

"Get that corn outta my face!"

Elena said...

Um, substitute a few names and your post could have been mine. Our Nacho Libre craze fizzled about a year ago, but it was strong. And AFV - a family favorite. I think we are living similar lives.

Mike Hurren said...

Yeah, Walker makes me reenact the scene where Nacho gets punched in the face and he gets mad at me if I don't actually punch him in the face for it. Sorry to have dragged you into it.

Danielle said...

Ok, Kara and Karli, here's a question I've been meaning to ask after reading your blogs: Who exactly is Nacho Libre? Please don't tell your boys that I asked, they'll loose all respect for their fabulous Great Aunt. : >
I do know about powerful imaginations with 3-year olds, though. My daughter is completely taken with some plays we have seen recently. Next time you see her, just ask her about "Seussical " and "The Aristocats" and she will enlighten you. She'd also be happy to lend you her leotards, tights, tap shoes and ballet shoes (briefly) so you can dance with her. : >