Wednesday, October 29, 2008

there's no blocking!

Growing up with my 2 brothers, one of the rottenest things we could do to each other is point a toe in their direction and "bzzzz" them. It was as low-down as you could get, and inevitibly, the person on the receiving end would holler "Mom!!! Jamie just buzzed me!" It meant war. And bzzzing would abound!
Anyhow, today while laying on the couch for a moment with little Lucy, I found myself pointing my sock-covered foot in little John's direction and "bzzzzing" at him. (socks or barefeet were more criminal than shoes.) Without flinching, or missing a beat, he calmly responded. "Who cares, I got a blocker on." ("What?!" I thought in outrage. "There's no blocking!") I bzzzed him again, this time with a little more stretch and point to the toe. Still without faltering, he shrugged at me. "I don't care, I got my blocker on."
I was furious (to myself). There's no blocking! You can't change the rules to a game we created 30 some years ago. I've been bzzzing for years. Hmmmph. Blocking is just wrong. I bzzzed him again just because, as he turned to walk away. Ha. I got the last bzzz.

5 comments:

Kurt said...

Huh? I've never heard of it. That game must not have made it to the suburbs of Sidney where I grew up. Is it anything like head-squishing with the thumb and forefinger?

jamie said...

If head-squishing is senseless and irritating, then yes! they are very similar. Just speaks volumes of how easily entertained we were.

wife, mother and so much more! said...

so I see that my hubby finally has his own sig--good job dear! ;)

jamie said...

I thought that was your hubs commenting...from the Sidney burbs. I have to admit I'd never heard of head-squishing, but when my hubs read the comment, he knew just what Kurt was talking about and demonstrated. Oh yay, I remember that too! Funny.

wife, mother and so much more! said...

It was a SNL skit way back when--when we use to stay up that late to watch, that is.