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I talk a lot of nonsense to my children. It's more than just silly baby-talk. I'm talking about ridiculous old inside jokes and pop culture references that make no sense but make me laugh.

I'm sure we all do it. Here are a few particularly ludicrous things I say from time to time. 

  • "I read you Mrs. Esterhouse! Loud and clear!" I say this when my daughter is getting cranky. It's a line from Caddyshack II
  • "Keep your eye on the fruit!" Another Caddyshack II gem that I use when spooning in the baby food. 
  • "Somebody stop me!" I say this when I am attacking my kids' cheeks with kisses. It's a line from The Mask.  
  • "You ain't got no hair, Lieutenant Dan!" I say this when I'm combing my bald baby's head. It's a variation of a line from Forrest Gump
  • "Pants? Where we're going, we don't need pants!" My husband says this to my son when he gets him dressed. It's a variation of a line from Back To The Future
  • "Not so good, Al!" I say this when I drop something or something else silly happens. It's a line from the Weezer video Buddy Holly

These things are dumb and nonsensical but they amuse me. What are the favorite nonsensical one-liners in your house?? 

Reader Comments (3)

When encouraging my son to not eat with his hands I always say "Use the fork, Luke!"

January 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKevin

Ha! Might steal that one!

January 22, 2013 | Registered CommenterNatali

"Right Turn, Clyde" Anytime we are driving or walking somewhere and I am giving directions on how to get there from a Clint Eastwood movie.

"What we have here is a failure to communicate" whenever I am trying to explain something and it isn't getting across, from Cool Hand Luke.

We also will quote some commercials, like: "I like tacos" from a cell phone commercial, when trying to choose what we want for dinner, and "That was easy" from the Staples commercial, after completing folding laundry or doing dishes.

January 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterElaine Cook

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