Monday, October 6, 2008

Family Dispute

Me (after my Mom convinced my nephew to have me tell him a bedtime story instead of her): And then the magic train goes allllllll the way to the moon where it stops to pick up martians!

Momina Nomina (voice muffled from behind the door - eavesdropping on my story): Martians on the moon??? You might want to rethink that one, Uncle Jeff!

Seriously, Mom? I bail you out of storytime and this is what I get?

It's on.

18 comments:

lacochran said...

Martians are big on colonizing.

But it makes them very, very angry. At least this guy...

http://www.netdragons.com/~xeth/picts/tmp/Marvin%20da%20Martian.JPG

Mon said...

i thought martians were from the moon? dont shatter my hopes and dreams

fiona said...

The magic train going all the way to the moon is fine but mistaking Martians for "Clangers" not good dude...end up with a kid in therapy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HArUmqqiL0s

Marie said...

I'm guessing your nephew has already asked for a telescope so he can see spy on the moon martians.

BloggingJason said...

Nom-still smarter than 76% of Canadians.

Hot Coffee Girl said...

When I first read this, I thought it said "martinis on the moon".

Clearly, this is why I am not asked to babysit. I would send the child home with a tattoo and a favorite liquor.

LBluca77 said...

Now he is going to go tell all his little friends about the martians.

surviving myself said...

Crane Kick?

just a girl... said...

somebody is jealous! Oh and have you seen that movie called the martian kidl or something, pretty funny.

Maxie said...

hahahaha

did you tell your mom that maybe the martians were just visiting their friends on the moon?

buzz kill!

Allison M. said...

you just gave him nightmares for months.

stealthnerd said...

Okay, there is nothing scary about Martians. Does your nephew know Marvin? I don't recall him scaring me, despite his best efforts to constantly blow things up.

moooooog35 said...

At least it was your mom budging in.

Every time I read to my nephew, it's Chris Hansen from NBC.

Jerk.

Kristen said...

I so love that you call your mom momina nomina.

Angela said...

Maybe you should have a contest with your mom. Have your nephew decide who tells a better bedtime story.

You'll win, without a doubt. You're a boy and can therefore make up a better boy story than your mom can.

Megkathleen said...

This sounds exactly like a story my nephew told me when I was babysitting, which resulted in us having to sneak around everywhere in case the martians heard us and me having to check his closet 100 times to make sure there were no aliens in there.

Good luck with that.

(vixenchick) said...

you crack me up, dude! you should write a book.

Phil said...

Hey if trekking on Mars is to be referred to as "moonwalking" (as I believe it will be someday), Martians on the moon is fair game.