Mama Diaries

Monday, March 11, 2013

Bubba Gump

We watched the movie, Forrest Gump, yesterday.  My son, Bubba, thought it was great.  (He especially liked the part where Forrest was on his big run, and he decided he was tired and wanted to go home.)

My husband thought he'd have a little fun at the dinner table.  "Bubba, talk like a southerner."

"Howdy.  My name is Bubba, and I like shrimp," Bubba said.  It was quite a good southern drawl.

"That's good, Bubba.  Are you going to get a shrimp boat?" I asked.

"Yep."

"Where are you going to put it?"

Bubba giggled. "In your head."

All right, then.  It can sit in there with all the other weird characters.  There's plenty of room now that I've lost my mind!  

27 comments:

  1. Having a shrimp boat in the head might not be all that bad a thing...

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    1. That, along with all the characters in my head, would probably inspire a good story!

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  2. At least what is left of your mind will never go hungry.

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  3. Haha! I agree with the others. It could be a good thing. :)

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  4. That's my favorite part, too! I think Gump completely disregarding expectations, and deciding, "Hey, I'm done with this, time to do the next thing" is a level of freedom we all yearn for. Perhaps children can relate to that the best. :)

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    1. It's nice to have that kind of freedom.

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  5. i love how kids, just say what pops into their heads--it's the best stuff :)

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  6. LOL kids say the funniest things!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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  7. The art of spontaneity... kids are natural at it.
    It's definitely refreshing. And always entertaining.

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    1. It certainly gives me something to write about.

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  8. That movie came out when The Hurricane was about 7 or 8. We saw it in a theater and then bought the video. Every time we reached the part with the hookers on New Year's Eve I made The Hurricane put her hands over her eyes. Now she's 26, but I imagine her watching that movie and automatically putting her hands over her eyes when she gets to that part. Probably doesn't happen.

    Love,
    Janie

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  9. Putting the shrimp boat in your head - funny.

    I love that movie.

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  10. Out of the mouths of babes comes the funniest things! I love kidspeak. <3

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  11. A shrimp boat in your head?! LOL! Love how random a kid's thought process can be...

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    1. I don't know where he comes up with this stuff!

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  12. Great flick and what a place to dock.

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    1. It's probably a wide open space in there. LOL!

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  13. my kids like that movie too, but no bubbas. i love when kids do accents.

    and yesterdays tea party was sweet!!

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    1. I think Bubba's teapot is cute. I wonder if he'll use it when he's forty? ;)

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  14. That is a great movie. I've seen it a few times. It sounds like the dinner conversation at your house can get quite lively at times. : )

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