Thursday, March 26, 2009

Who's who

Remember when you were a little kid, and you always liked to pretend you were someone else?

My cousin Haley and I used to do that all the time while we were watching cartoons--particularly, I recall, with Scooby Doo. We always, always fought over who was who.

"I'm Daphne." I'd say.

"No, I'm Daphne" she'd say.

"No, you're Velma."

"No, you're Velma."

.....whispered, five seconds later.....

"No, you're Velma. I'm Daphne."

Tonight, Colin and Cameron were having the same go-around, and it totally brought me back to those days when Haley and I used to have those tiffs. Except, the boys were fighting over Kung Fu Panda rather than Scooby Doo.

Poor Cameron. Colin wouldn't let him be anybody.

Cameron: "I'm Tigress."

Colin: "You can't be Tigress. She's a girl Cameron. Mommy's Tigress."

Cameron: "Ok. I'm Shifu."

Colin: "No, Daddy's Shifu."

Cameron: "Then I'm Monkey."

Colin: "No, you can't be Monkey. I'm Monkey."

And, before he could even say it.....

Colin: "And, Ethan's Mantis. You can't be Mantis."

Cameron just looked at me, like...."Boy. This is stupid."

Viper was all that was left. And Viper is also a girl.

But it didn't matter. Colin already had determined what needed to happen here, based on some *ahem* genetic similarities between Cameron and one other such character.

"Just be Po, Cameron. You have to be Po......he's the only one with a big belly."


Kirst said...

It's funny what kids come up with.

Julie said...

Ah ha haa! Poor Cami! That is too funny. I've never seen the movie, but I bet I can guess which one Po is. Colin reminds me a bit of Kylie sometimes... Belly or no belly Cami is adorable!

The Murray Crew said...

Thanks for the midnight laughs when my heart is heavy...Your little men are just as handsome as EVER! =)

Big Squeezes,
Jen Murray

Shelly said...


Julie said...

HEE HEE HEE!! That's great! Poor Cameron. Sounds like Col and Puckey would get along famously...she's always telling Jib who she is. Come to think of it, she's always telling ALL of us who we are. HA!

PS - My cousin and I always fought over who was Daisy Duke or Wonder Woman, depending on which show we watched that day.

Carolyn said...

That is cracking me up. The "who is who" game is a constant in our house....I guess I had never realized it is universal truth! but I must say I have never seen an exchange that cute. Very funny.

Aim said...

aaahhhoooo!! poor cam! the middle child. I so get it! poor thing!

Kathy said...

Poor pooh bear.:) What a sweetheart Cam is....boy you can be whatever you want!

Thinking of you friend. Hope to shoot you an email of semblance soon. XOXO

Karie said...

Camm, camm. Too funny.

Karie said...

So I'm thinking about it, I think it should have been Cam, not camm. Sorry Dev (I know how you like your English, Jay too).