Comments: What? I Can't HEAR YOU!

LMAO. That is priceless.

I have a sign that says, "I smile because you are my son. I laugh because you can't do a thing about it."

You need one of these too.

I often made comments that made my boys shake their heads and tell me, "don't". I loved doing that do them. It's one of the perks of being a parent.

He could find some really cool name from street signs.

Posted by Sticks at December 6, 2009 06:27 AM

ohhhhh I could give him a whole bunch... like The Lego Ladies (oh wait... their boys) ohhh The Lego Lads... Chutes and Ladders, Pokemon Pals... this could be so much fun!

Posted by vw bug at December 6, 2009 08:55 AM

I'll send you an e-mail about a good local MD to check your hearing and maybe get you some hearing aids. Brace your checkbook, unless you get cheapo crap, they're EXPENSIVE, about $5,000 a pair. And insurance doesn't cover them.

The good news is, when things get too loud at the office or concert, you can turn them OFF and they make dandy earplugs for some peace and quiet!

Posted by George P at December 6, 2009 09:49 AM


Just Damn!

Posted by Dax Montana at December 6, 2009 09:54 AM

BlogFodder would be a fantastic name!

My daughter and I have had this exact same conversation so many times - and she REALLY wishes I'd stop. But it has become a ceaseless source of entertainment for me so I will not :)

Being an Irish musician I though Fish and Chips would be awesome - somehow she didn't feel it...

Posted by patti at December 6, 2009 01:43 PM

Sticks- I need that sign!

VW- I hadn't even thought of the every day objects around the house. It could be something like, "Pee on the toilet". Well, that's not HIS issue, but still. Or "Looking for a Q word". (Ref our playing of Scrabble.)

George- I think I'm just in the beginning stages. Worse yet, I know I did it to myself, listening to music too loud when I went running all those years. But I just need to know if I should keep yelling at my boys to "SPEAK UP!" or if I need to lay off because it really is my issue.

Dax- YES! Except... I'm not sure he knows he's blogfodder... :)

Patti- *I* really like Fish and Chips. And I do this for the same reason you do... it seriously amuses me.

Posted by bou at December 6, 2009 02:21 PM

My friends in college and I spent endless hours coming up with band names. Some of our favorites were "Spastic Mattress", "Umbrella Sideways", and "Simply Totally Inane".

Posted by songstress7 at December 6, 2009 04:39 PM

Back when I was in the Navy, I came up with two band names: Hydrostatic Release and In Port Fire Party.

Posted by Denny at December 6, 2009 05:06 PM

Hydrostatic Release and In Port Fire, THOSE are funny. How about, Man Overboard, port side, or Mail Call. Or Sweepers man your Brooms. There's a limitless supply of cool band names.


Posted by Angus of Locherbie at December 6, 2009 10:08 PM

Back in the day... when my kids were just about able to say "mama" and "daddy" - my husband would sit with them and the following would ensue:

Him: Say "truncated icosahedron"
Kid: *blink*

I think that would be a terrific band name... The Truncated Icosahedrons


Now, get some earplugs. If you get the cheapo foam ones, it kills the high pitched ambient noise at a concert, and oddly enough make it easier to hear someone sitting next to you not to mention making it much easier and less tiring to listen to the music. Heh.

Posted by Teresa at December 7, 2009 12:13 PM

Now your family sounds like my family in a eerily kind of way.... But I 'get' it. I'm always trying to brainstorm with the kids and they always say it's annoying! Sigh.

Posted by Lemon Stand at December 7, 2009 02:57 PM

Hahahahahaha - I like all of the names you came up with! :) And good for you for going to the concert - 1/2 of the music my girls listen to makes me want to lose my hearing... ;)

Posted by Richmond at December 7, 2009 09:58 PM

Angus - Sweepers Man Your Brooms. LOL. I'll see that and add 8 O'clock Reports and 1MC.

And here I am stuck in a duo called the Elderly Brothers. At least I'm not the oldest. Jimbo is.

Posted by Denny at December 8, 2009 03:50 PM

My suggestion for a band name?

Free Beer*

Imagine all the people that would show up to THAT concert!

Posted by Rave at December 10, 2009 05:12 PM