Mama Diaries

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Password

Yesterday, I needed to go down to the basement to get something.  I went to the door, and found my son blocking it.

"Excuse me, Bubba," I said.  "I have to go downstairs."

He shook his head.  "First you have to tell me the password."

The password?  I took a wild guess.  "Please?"

"No, Mama.  That's not it."

I really didn't have time for this game, but since I'm fairly good-natured, I played along.  "All right.  Give me a clue."

"It's a Pokemon."

"Dude," I said.  "There are hundreds of Pokemon!  There's no way I'm going to stand here and try to figure out which one!"

"Okay," Bubba said.  "I'll help you out. I'll give you the first part, and you have to figure out the rest. Snor."

I took a deep breath, a proceeded to add every letter of the alphabet onto the end:  Snora, Snorb, Snorc, Snord, Snore, Snorf . . . I finally made it to Snorz.

Bubba shook his head when I was done. "No, Mama.  You didn't get it,"

"Are you kidding?"  I was a little perturbed.  "I named every possibility!"

"Mama, you forgot to add the 'la' after 'Snor.'  The answer was 'Snorlax.'"

Ugh!

(Next time I need to get past Bubba, I'm going to bring Snorlax along, and have him sit on the boy!)





68 comments:

  1. Good idea.
    I think I could only name one.

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    1. I know quite a few, but Snorlax is not one I knew.

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  2. You could've had a nice lil' snore while guessing there at the doors

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    1. I could use a nice little snore right now!

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  3. Oh no! What if he decides that you need passwords for every doorway? I have to keep a notebook with me for all my online passwords. Imagine if you have to carry a password book in the house?

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    1. If I have to go through this password game every time, I'm going to make sure I get everything done while Bubba is at school!

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  4. And that is the 101st reason to ban Pokemon for all eternity, lol. Thanks for adding to my list!

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    1. I can't believe how many Pokemon there are. I thought I was going to have to find his card collection and go through all of them.

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  5. I don't know any Pokemon names... I'm out of touch.

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    1. If you can get your arms around him!

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  7. I guessed Snorlax! And what does that say about me that I can name Pokemon?

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  8. That one I know, when you get up into the 400's, then I lose

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  9. Maybe Bubba could use a Snorlax smack on his bottom.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Haha! I think we'll just have Snorlax sit on him. ;0)

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  10. If I am made to figure out I may not have any answer. At least mam could give many possible answers.

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    1. I take it Pokemon hasn't yet made an appearance where you live.

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  11. May be next time you can keep in account for tolls as well, like a toll booth may be.

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  12. I'm willing to help if it's the first generation of Pokemon! I loved that show as a kid. My boyfriend and I still watch it every so often, because we are kids at heart.

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    1. My son went through a period where the only books he would read were Pokemon books.

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  13. You are so nice. I would have just told mine, "move or else!"

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    1. Haha! I was on the edge of doing just that.

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  14. My nephew was a huge Pokemon fan when he was a kid. He would have guessed it with a clue.

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    1. My son was a huge Pokemon fan. He has quite a card collection!

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  15. Your son is certainly a great character and fun to have around.
    Don't forget the password.......unless he changes it.

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    1. Which I'm sure is exactly what's going to happen.

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  16. I realize I need to brush up on my animation characters if I were to get through some doors. Haha

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    1. At least in my house that's what you have to do!

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  17. There are hundreds of them? I had no idea.

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  18. I thought it might be "please" or "open sesame." Passwords have become more intricate.

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    1. Back in the days when I was a kid, it was "please" or "open sesame." Things were simpler back then. :0)

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  19. I'm just impressed that you know the names of so many Pokemon. Or is it Pokemons? Pokemen?

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    1. Pokemon. Yes. I've had to endure hours of explanation regarding Pokemon. And I've had to look at a lot of Pokemon cards.

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  20. Bubba is too funny! He picked a hard password! I only know one Pokemon- Pikachu (sp?).
    ~Jess

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    1. Pikachu is definitely the most well known. That would've been an easy password.

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  21. Same here -- Pikachoo (?) is the only one I'd recognize. Unless there's a Snarzard or something similar...

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    1. You wouldn't believe how many there are. And my boy knows what type, damage, and power they all are/have.

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  22. Pokemon? I have no idea of different Pokemons...all are Pokemon to me!

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    1. That little yellow thing is probably the most recognized Pokemon.

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  24. LOL, your "Bubba" makes me laugh. :-)

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  25. Is it weird that as a childless adult I instantly knew the answer? And that it's funny, because Snorlax blocks the road in your game?

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    1. Guess you are in touch with kid culture - which is a good thing!

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  26. I'm impressed it was one of the original Pokemon that I grew up loving. Not the point of your story, I know ;)

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    1. So you're a big Pokemon fan, too? ;0)

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  27. The next time you are using a program and need a password, ask Bubba!

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    1. Yes. Except I wouldn't want him able to get into my accounts, so I should probably keep it simple. :0)

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  28. Hahaha cool!!! He didn't choose the easiest Pokemon did he?! Cutie pie!! :)
    My nephew now says the word light... it's the only word he knows properly and points at every light in the house and sings, 'light light light!'
    He knows where our noses are though. If we ask him, 'Jenson where's you nose?' he points to either his nose or ours. Toooooo adorable! xx

    www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

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    1. Kids are just so adorable at that age!

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  29. Just as well you are familiar with Pokemon, I wouldn't have a clue where to begin other than with that old joke about (is it) Picachu?

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    1. The only reason I know about Pokemon, is because of my kids.

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  30. That is too funny! I'm a Pokemon fan despite my age, and I think Snorlax blocks the player's path in the game, so that might have been what your little guy was thinking.

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    1. That's probably exactly what he was thinking!

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  31. Why are our kids always that extra step ahead of us? He had a very clever password. Write it down, Mom so next time you'll know. Of course by that time, he'll have changed it.

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  32. Funny! I wouldn't know any pokemon!

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    1. If I didn't have kids, I'd be in the same boat.

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  33. I would have been completely stumped!

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    1. See above comment. I wonder how out of touch I'll be when I'm a grandmother! ;0)

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