Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The photo I forgot to include.

On our way to the event Saturday, I picked up Sydney and Jonicia.  They're friends of my girls' and the younger sister of Darius' best friend Bull.

They wouldn't call each other best friends, they might instead refer to one another as "my homeboy" or "my homeskillet".  Actually, I've never heard either one of them say "homeskillet" but it's a hood synonym for friend and I thought it was funny.

I digress.

Anyway, as soon as my car door opened, I was mobbed by thousands (exaggeration) of other children wanting to come along.


Ricky was one of them.  "Oh, he's only two but he can TOTALLY take care of himself!"  Said his grandmother who literally couldn't shove him in my car fast enough.  As we were pulling away, she said something like, "Now, if her starts pulling on his ding-dong, he has to 'use it' and you'd better find him a place
cause he'll just go right where he's standin'."

Have fun!

"Use-it" is another one of my very favorite hood terms. "Oh, Mrs. Hill, I gotta use it!"  Pure awesomeness.  Try saying it to friends and co-workers today.   

This morning, I was clearing pictures off of my phone because my kids tend to take useless photos of random nothingness.

For example...

And, this...

Actually, that one is pretty funny.  When we were going to Colorado to spend Christmas with Trey's family, we stopped into a Walmart and saw these giant, adult-size footie pajamas.  I begged to get them because, you know, hilarious, but Trey thought we might have a few other places we could use $40 and besides, he gets cranky when his feet are hot.

Anyway, as I was scrolling through the pictures, I found this.

At the grand opening of the West Dallas Field of Dreams, with the Mayor and everyone else watching, Ricky dropped his drawers and used-it.  It was like a christening of sorts.



And you'd better believe we caught that one on film.

Thanks Granny.

14 comments:

Becca said...

This made my day. For real :-)

And I love how they say "use it" too. I always say "use what?" and then they groan and are annoyed at the fact that I try and get them to use proper english! :-)

Traci said...

Isn't there a song titled "Use It?" I'm sure the connotation is totally different, but if the kid needs a theme song, it's a suggestion.
Hilarious!

Caroline said...

Melissa, your first post about opening day made me cry. This one made me laugh out loud!
At what age is it no longer cute and funny when people "use it" in public?!?!
Love and miss you!

LIfe A Bit Sweeter (Michelle) said...

That cracked me up! Thanks for the laugh today!

Candy said...

Oh my stars! Hilarious. One of my favorite pics of my oldest grandchild-- who just turned 21!! is him "using it" on the top deck of a boathouse into Possum Kingdom Lake. Sits prominently in my kitchen!

Priceless post!

Nanny

happygeek said...

Tooooo funny.

Jess said...

Bahahaha!!! That is seriously funny stuff. My older brother has always tried to use "homeskillet" it was always one of my favs. :)

emily said...

That is hilarious!

Coneymama said...

That is just too stinkin cute!

Andrea said...

thanks for the laughter. i laughed every time I thought about your post today.

Jen said...

The last picture is my favorite.

I first heard "use it" way back in my high school days on a mission trip to the inner city of Mississippi. I still love saying it to this day.

Karin Katherine said...

Priceless. Potty training boys is so much easier.

{sigh}

Carly said...

Awe.some. I knew that day was not complete for me. Now it is.

Sarah said...

I really do not know why I do not set aside a "Long Way from the Theta House" portion of my day every day....you know, kind of like my Bible reading time only much more hilarious?
I totally missed this post due to not visiting you in awhile, and I laughed so hard, I cried. Even my non-amused husband chuckled heartily. Thanks, blogging friend. Now, I am off to pencil "reading HoodMama's blog" into my calendar......