Thursday, November 03, 2005

Where is Tall Man?

Not to be confused with "the Man".

A few days ago I was sitting in a circle with a bunch of other moms and their tots. It was sing-a-long time. After a great rendition of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star the leader suggested Where is Thumkin. Here's how it went:

"Where is Thumbkin? "Where is Thumbkin?" (hands are behind your back)
"Here I am." (Right hand comes forward revealing the thumb)
"Here I am." (Left hand comes forward revealing the thumb)
"How are you today sir?" (right thumb speaking and moving in an up and down motion)
"Very well I thank you." (left thumb speaking and moving in an up and down motion)
"Run and hide" (Right hand goes behind back)
"Run and hide" (Left hand goes behind back)

This sounds harmless doesn't it? Well the song goes on with pointer. And then the song moves on to Tall Man.

When its Tall Man's turn you have a bunch of mom's with children in their laps giving each other the finger. Some mom's hold up two fingers to try and eleviate the awkwardness. Some mom's proudly raise Tall Man and, I think, sing just a little louder and other mom's just glance back and forth to their neighbours cowering as they wish this verse was over.

Aah good times at play group...

4 comments:

Heather said...

ahah! I love the Tall Man post. It nearly had me choking! Yay for Tall Man.

CANMom said...

Only you would find yourself in a situation like this. How funny!

Norton said...

I always thought people who used the tall man would go straight to hell. I still can't bear to use such a gesture but the pinky "GO PICK" is a good substitute:-)

HA HA HA

bon said...

Haaaaaahahaha!
I'm gonna link to this post!