Saturday, August 04, 2007

Hattie talk

This is the week of the Hattie Belle. I was sitting on the sofa tonight between her and big sis, Sophie. We were watching a Tom and Jerry DVD. She was giggling uncontrollably, squealing at their silly antics.

"I can't hold it in ... I can't hold it in", she kept repeating, mostly to herself. I looked at her in amazement. Out of the mouths of babes. It seemed such a grown-up moment for a three-year old.

She turned to me and felt she had to justify her laugh attack. "Babci, I can't stop laughing. Tom and Jerry are SO funny."

For one night, Barbie Princesses were forgotten as my granddaughter was introduced to the adventures of a cartoon cat and mouse who delighted me as a kid. I shared in her glee. She reminded me of another little girl so many years ago ....


Patti McCracken said...

A few years back I was outside at a party in Slovakia talking to a mixed international group of people: a couple of Slovaks, a couple of Czechs, a Kazakh, a Romanian, a Bulgarian and some (Republic of) Georgians. Turns out we were all raised on Tom and Jerry, The Little Prince and Alice in Wonderland.

geogirl said...

Just last week in my office we were different generations and what memories defines them. We had recently hired some new folks who, I swear, look 12 years old. (Is it just me or are the young people getting younger...) Anyway, we started discussing cartoons and the big defining line in my office....

Those who remember School House Rocks and those who don't.

(Mater - ask Jenn. She'll explain)

Patti McCracken said...

Conjunction Junction, what's your function....

The Mater said...

I remember Jenn singing "Conjunction Junction" but I'll be darn if I can remember the rest of the song!

Wasn't that The Electric Factory?

geogirl said...


You mean the Electric Company. :-)

That was a whole other show. School house rocks were short commercial like cartoons that came on Saturday mornings during the regular cartoons.

Patti - Conjunction Junction is my favorite. Although "Interjections" is a very close second.

(Imagine Singing)
"When Reginald was home with flu, (uh huh)
The doctor knew just what to do:
He cured the infection,
With one small injection,
While Reginald uttered some interjections:

Ouch! That hurts!
Yow! That's not fair, giving a guy a shot down there!

Interjections (Hey!)
Show excitement, (Yow!)
Or emotion. (Ouch!)
They're generally set apart from a sentence
By an exclamation point,
Or by a comma when the feeling's not as strong. Mmmm..."

geogirl said...

Ok guys...for those who don't know or those who want a blast from the past:



The Mater said...

Geo, as always, you are the one to provide the go-to info. Thanks a bunch and, yep, The Electric Company was the show!

Hmm, I do interject a lot ....

Her Grace said...

My four year old just can't get enough of Tom and Jerry either! And oddly, Casper the Ghost. Go figure!