Friday, August 15, 2008

"I fart in your general direction!"

Memo to parents: don't let your 10-year-old boys watch Monty Python.  My husband and  I felt we hadn't corrupted our boy enough by subjecting him to "our" music, so we had to up the ante'
and let him watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Every once in a while as a parent you need to remember that your child may not interpret the same material in the same way you do.

But I digress.  As it turns out, our son's watching of the movie coincided with a fencing camp, at which he was known to say "I fart in your general direction" to both opponents and coaches, while patting his head like crazy(at least he wasn't farting). That's my boy!  If you don't know what I'm talking about, watch The Holy Grail, and pay special attention to the "French taunter". I wonder if John Cleese, who plays the taunter is my son's birthfather?

By the way, Monty Python rank way up there in my book. I have hours of enjoyment with my immediate and extended family quoting classic lines.
Time for me to "run away" while banging coconuts together.

1 comment:

Yukon said...

You can SAY you aren't the "birth parents" but I wonder. There is a STRONG "Monty Python" gene in our particular pool (or is that swamp?) so somehow, someway, he is part of that web, I feel certain of it. I'm also sure your Dad would be proud of Austin's performance! (ha, ha!) Sounds like something your Dad would have done -- once upon a time.... (eg: "These are a Few of My Favorite Things")