Thursday, February 19, 2009

Go on...Guess!

My surreal Catherine Tate moment today...

'Mama, look it's Jenga Fett'

'Yes, sweetie' (not really looking at the picture being shown as am slightly distracted from lugging two small backpacks, two lunchboxes, a bag of food and an overladen handbag while trying to wrestle a rumbunctious 3 year old from his car seat).

'Do you know who his son is, mama?'

'No darling, I have no idea' (drop a backback, swear under my breath, get poked in the eye with an errant 3 year old elbow).


'I don't know'

'Just guess!'

'Er, I don't have a clue'

'Here's a clue - his dad is Jenga Fett, I told you that. Just give me a guess...'

'Honestly sweetie, I really don't know'

'I know - but just guess. Go on....guess!'


'C'mon mum, guess. Guess who it is. Just guess!'

Oh for God's sake (not really thinking anything except please shut up while I juggle all this stuff and get your brother out of the car and into the house) - 'Ok - Luke Skywalker'

(Big pause)

'Luke Skywalker? LUKE? SKYWALKER? You're not even trying. Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's dad. Everyone knows that.'

(Even bigger pause)

'Boba Fett mama. Boba Fett is Jenga Fett's son. The clue is in the name.... you weren't even trying, were you?' (utter look of disdain followed by a big tut and accompanying sigh).

Surreal Catherine Tate moment over for today.

Could have been worse. At least he didn't exclaim 'What a Fucking Liberty!' when Max & Ruby was turned off one episode earlier than promised in an effort to get them to bed early so I could research Star Wars in a little more detail.


  1. LOL! Memories of New Year are rolling back, with our 'Friday Night Out Dancing' plans that turned in to 'Catherine Tate Extravaganza Whilst Lying On The Couch'
    I can imagine you turning the tables with this phrase:
    "Guess what time it is, boys?"
    "I don't know, Mama"
    "Go on, Guess!"
    "It's time to watch a DVD?"
    "Oh, you're not even trying. Go on, Guess!"
    "I don't know, Mama"
    "IT'S HALF PAST FIVE IN THE MORNING!!! (swear words omitted to protect little ears) GET BACK IN TO BED!!!!!!!!"
    Gotta Love 'em.

  2. I was thinking of you when I had the conversation - and when I was writing it!! glad it made you laugh...and yes, the alternative 'guess' conversation is one I will probably inadvertently have at some point soon. xx

  3. Oh nic, I can't stop laughing.
    Your boys are hilarious.
    However do you keep your sanity??
    Oh that's right, you don't.
    Speak soon.

  4. Sorry to rain on your parade even more, but it's JANGO Fett.
    I should know, I have Mr Obsessed with Star Wars living in this house and I get asked similar questions, but as I've been made to watch all 6 films about 12 time each I do actually know the answer.
    I am a sad mama geek!

  5. mums the word - yep, mad as a hatter me

    Tara - I know!!! I discovered this during my research after writing the post of course. doh. I am bound to get tripped up again - now I know this fact I will never again be tested on it and instead with fail on something else.

  6. LOL Nicola, I wish I could be a fly on the wall in your house (mainly, of course, to give me a break from my own house of insanity)

  7. Hey MTJAM - you are more than welcome to visit the mad house at any time x

  8. There's an award waiting for you on my blog. Come over when you have a minute.

  9. That is hilarious, and familiar.

    And do you face the camera, look all pious and say "the dirty bastards..."?

  10. There's an award for you at my blog too.
    (Interesting to see that the text that goes with it is identical to the different award you got from notSupermum!)

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