Friday, September 20, 2013

Big Hairy Educational Moment

Lukas laughed so hard he about fell over.  And of course it was contagious, spreading like wildfire to the adults in the room, including myself.

I'm not sure what was more funny, the commercial itself, or watching my 6 year old boy's face as he bent over, unable to contain himself but keeping his eyes up, watching the conclusion of the short Beef Jerky ad. After it was over, we were both nearly in tears.

The LIAYF household doesn't have cable, so I hadn't see this television commercial before either.  But I have to admit, it was pretty funny...the first time.

But a few hours later when, still laughing about it, he animatedly began to tell Mrs. LIAYF about the funny thing he saw on the TV, I realized that as a Pacific Northwest father, I had failed miserably in educating my son about local folklore and legend.

"Mom, Mom" he started, barely able to contain himself.  "There were these guys with a hose!  And played a prank where they turned it on...." He paused, apparently for effect.

"And it sprayed a WOOKIE in the face!!" he blurted out, again laughing so hard she could barely understand him.

I laughed again too.  This was another level of hilarious, which was quickly followed by an educational moment.  "Uh....That's no Wookie buddy" I informed him.  "It's a big hairy man like creature who some people think lives in the woods."

Rest assured, he knows about the legend of Big Foot now.  

And, things should be pretty interesting the next time we go on a family hiking trip.


Oren said...

A wookie has far superior intelligence!

James (SeattleDad) said...

@Oren - Haha. Yeah, I had to teach him that a Wookie wouldn't be pranked that easily.

daniel said...

oh man - I never did put 2 and 2 together associating Wookies and Sasquatch

Diplo_Daddy said...

Okay, I'll admit it...I laughed too! Probably not as hard as the two of you, but the video did make me giggle.