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Hold my noodle!

June 25th, 2010

Olivia has discovered the fun of a flotation device known as a water noodle, that flexible, foamy, straw-shaped pool toy that helps kids play and have water fights.


Dash (Howard Dashefsky) had a pool party at his house. Olivia and Claus were in the water playing with two noodles. I apparently was the Keeper of the Noodles.

Darin and Dash

Darin and Dash

Kerry, me, Darin

Kerry, me, Darin

"Hold my noodle, Mommy," she would periodically command, while she did some other fun thing. "Hold Daddy's noodle, too."

Claus would smile at me and we would snicker.


At some point, I decided to punk her by blowing water through the noodle while tricking her into peering into the center "to see what's in the hole." After the initial annoyance at me, she wanted to see it again. "Blow my noodle, Mommy! You blow my noodle!"

Then came the inevitable, "Blow Daddy's noodle now!"

Big smile on Claus' face. "Shouldn't you make your daughter happy?" he asked.


She can use water wings next time.


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6 Responses to “Hold my noodle!”

  1. M:

    Hello Diane!

    "Blow Daddy's noodle now!". So fuuny! Sorry my mind is in the gutter. 😆

  2. RedZone:

    I award you winner of the best blog title award. This was sooooo funny. I won't be able to eat spaghetti anymore without laughing.

  3. kanakakuuna:

    aloha Diane. that was funny. Olivia and kids in general say the funniest things. we, as parents, have got 2 do our best 2 keep their innocence while they r young.

  4. RONW:

    that's Inca in the pool? Not meaning to get off topic, mind you.

  5. Another mama:

    LOL. From one mom to another... that made my night.

  6. M:

    you've got to journalize the stuff that kids say. too funny!

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