Monday, June 22, 2009

"Ben Fwankwin!"

Ethan's my little bookworm. Yes, that's him reading during breakfast. (I wonder who he learned that from?!) A couple months back, Ethan received this book:
Well, Elijah discovered it a little while ago and he has become quite fixated on "Ben Fwankwin." And not necessarily in a good way. He's terrified of this picture of Ben Franklin! He doesn't like to see it or be near it.

I went to get him off the potty the other day. (He can handle the "mount" but needs assistance with his "dismount.") When I opened the door, Elijah held his hand up in front of me and yelled, "BEN FWANKWIN!" I guess that was his two year old way of telling me he wasn't done with his business yet. I laughed so hard that both boys have started holding out their hands and saying it for just about any reason.

So then the other day Elijah and Ethan were playing downstairs and Elijah in all of his two year old enthusiasm had started chasing Ethan around with the end of the vacuum attachment.

Ethan recognized Elijah was getting pretty wild and he started to get a little concerned that Elijah was going to actually hit him.

It wouldn't be the first time.

So Ethan ran over to the bookshelf and pulled out the Ben Franklin book. He held the cover up as Elijah was running towards him and yelled, "Ben Franklin!" Elijah saw the picture, screamed, and quickly ran in the other direction.

Boys!

9 comments:

joolee said...

Love it! Do you have any spare copies of the book. This is something I might like to try when I need some time alone. Like today.....as my voice is totally gone and the kids keep asking me questions/tattling/crying. BEN FWANKLIN!!!!!!

Sharleen said...

That is hilarious!!!
Ummm, I too think that picture of Ben is a tad bit scary. LOL

Persuaded said...

Oh Rachel! that is absolutely hilarious! the image of your little guy on the commode with his hand up and authoritatively saying "ben fwanklin!" just has me chortling to myself...

"Ben Fwanklin!"..I can think of so many situations where it's just the perfect thing to say... har har har.

Kara said...

That's fabulous! What a quick thinking guy you've got there! :)

Ebe said...

Oh my goodness! That is one of the cutest things I've ever heard! So hilarious!!
Thanks for sharing and lightening my day a little.

Tonya said...

I'm with Elijah - that picture kind of scares me too! Hope you're having a peaceful day...

Love,
Tonya

Heidi said...

Wow that is too FUNNY!

Persuaded said...

Rach.. I just had to come back and tell you that since I shared this hilarious story with my kids, "Ben Fwankwin!!" has become a meme at my house as well. Just today, we were rushing around getting ready to go somewhere. Noah was already outside and I was dashing across the lawn when he stood in the van doorway palm outwards and yelled "Ben Fwankwin!" I practically collapsed in laughter right there on the grass... haw haw haw:D Kind of nonsensical, but it put me in a good mood very quickly (which I think was Noah's intent;))

Isn't it heartwarming to know that your family's charms live on in others? ;)

The Three 22nds said...

that is AWESOME!