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Old 10-22-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Default What kinds of silly inside jokes do you have with your kids?

In my family we have a lot of "private joke" kinds of games. One of the kids favorites is to catch someone else off guard by asking "Guess what?". If the victim responds with "What?", the first child yells "CHICKEN BUTT!".

Another popular one for us is when the kids pick a word that is "off limits" and anyone who says it is "stuck with it!". No one really knows what "it" is, but the kids think it is hilarious!

Anyone else out there have corny little family jokes? Some people think this behavior is really annoying, so what do you guys think?
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Old 10-22-2008, 02:32 PM
 
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When my 2 year old asks for something that we know we are going to give her we ask her, "What's in it for me?" and she comes and gives a kiss. She's starting to ask now when we ask her to do something, and then we give her a kiss.
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Old 10-22-2008, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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In my family we have "fillowpights" when we get silly.
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Old 10-22-2008, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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One of our sons always threatens to call Child Services for the "abuse" he gets (i.e., we didn't bring him lunch). We always tell him to go ahead and maybe they'll take him to a better home, after they stop laughing. He's over 18.
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Old 10-22-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Purcell Trench
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I don't know if I dare even share some of ours. "Black list" is a warning. "Raid" is a joke that means it's room inspection time. "Pine float" is for when someone doesn't want to eat something. "Twinge" is for "I'm uncomfortable here, can we leave on the excuse that I'm sick."

Those are a couple.
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Old 10-22-2008, 03:43 PM
 
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I always thought a pine float was a toothpick in a glass of water.

You inspect your kids' rooms? I've got to get mine to clean hers first. What's the trick?
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Old 10-22-2008, 03:50 PM
 
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One of ours is, when something goes wrong we say,'I told you to stay on the pavement'. That was a quote from a REALLY bad movie from years ago.

"That's not fair", response, "That's as fair as it gets.".

We have lots.
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Old 10-22-2008, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Purcell Trench
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I always thought a pine float was a toothpick in a glass of water.

You inspect your kids' rooms? I've got to get mine to clean hers first. What's the trick?
Yep. That's the ticket. Whoever turns their noses up gets served a glass of water with a toothpick floated artfully on top. It's gotten to be a joke.

It's a matter of starting them really young and making it a game. Teens get out of hand, but a bit of incentive plus a helping hand and an outing for ice cream or maybe some new shirt they want afterwards always brings out the best. I love positive reinforcement done sneaky.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:37 PM
 
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Yep. That's the ticket. Whoever turns their noses up gets served a glass of water with a toothpick floated artfully on top. It's gotten to be a joke.

It's a matter of starting them really young and making it a game. Teens get out of hand, but a bit of incentive plus a helping hand and an outing for ice cream or maybe some new shirt they want afterwards always brings out the best. I love positive reinforcement done sneaky.
There's a fine line between an incentive and a bribe. But I'll try either one.
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:16 AM
 
Location: NE Oklahoma
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My girls when they were little...if they wanted Chocolate Milk had to do The Chocolate Milk Dance.
Singing along....
It was hilarious.
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