"The Muffled Cries For Help From a Daddy of Four Beautiful Little Girls"

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Yippeeeeee! It's Bob O'Clock

Maybe you get excited when the clock reads 12:34 or 5:55. (Thank goodness there's no 6:66.)Sometimes we make wishes at those "magical" times. Others might punch each other or steal kisses.

But I'd be interested to know if any of you have kids who shriek with delight when it turns 8:08.

(I would have taken a closer-up photo of that clock on the stove, but when I zoomed in, it was obvious that it was splattered with grease and filth. I couldn't have the world know we live in these conditions.)

My kids call that Bob O'Clock. Get it?
Are your kids weird too?


Tina in Thailand said...

I must admit, we have been labeled strange or weird, including the kids. Of course they are the product of their environment, right?
We like to name things in our family, especially our vehicles. The first was Speedy. Not particularly creative, but catchy. In fact, most people we knew began calling the Suburban by its name as though it was a close friend. "Hey, I saw Speedy today when I was at WalMart. Or I passed Speedy on my way home." Hopefully, we were there too, or Speedy has some explaining to do.

Successive cars were Horace (the Taurus) and Winnemucca (the van that took us all over the country, as in "I've Been Everywhere"). Currently our motorcycle is Noble Steed and our truck is affectionately known by two nicknames, Smudgie, or The Carrot. The Carrot requires a much longer explaination than you probably care to read. Just know that it is along the line of the Bat-cave as in--- to the Carrot!--- when it is time to go somewhere.

I have been enjoying reading your blog and am glad you are getting to know some of my favorite people in the world, the Edgrens. I thought I saw mention of a possible trip to visit them. Do it! I admit, I will be jealous, as we miss them terribly, but you will have a great time with them. :) Just take pictures so we can be in on your fun too.

Jenny said...

I love the BOB o'clock idea. I'm thinking that would be a great way to announce bed time. "Hey kids, it's BOB o'clock, time to get ready for bed". BOB o'clock in the a.m. is also the time of day I start shrieking to get in the van or you'll be late for schooool.

My kids are strange too but now that I'm trying to think of some of their quirkiness, I can't come up with specifics. I'm sure they'll remind me of them after school today!! :)

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness! I thought I was the only one. (or rather, my DH thought I was - I'll have to be sure to show him this!). I love 4:44, thus it's been dubbed "Mom O'Clock" in our house! Thanks for making me feel normal. :-)

Mr. E said...

My wife gets excited when it's 8:13 because she was born on August 13th. She also likes 2:26, 1:16, 3:24 and 9:19 because those are the rest of our birthdays, and our anniversary. But she really likes 3:13.

I may have to use Bob O'Clock to start our bed time routines.

Emily said...

In our house it's 11:11. We have no cute lingo, but we just like it.

And my friend had a Korean exchange student and in Korea 12:34 is a freaky time to Koreans. They're very superstitious and scream and talk korean a mile a minute when it comes up.

I must not be very deep. I hadn't even THOUGHT of 12:34 being a big deal.

ET said...

7:11. Don't know if you've got them down there - it's a convenience store with (mmmmm) slurpees! We all point out the 7-11 on the clock...

Stretch Mark Mama said...

Are the kids weird? Of course! But it had to come from somewhere...

I consider it a Little Gift From Father Time when I see 8:06. My birth date. Because, I'm ego-centric that way.

But I do my part in letting the kids know about "their" times. Bu wa ha ha. Weirdness and OCD MUST continue.

THEhooahwife said...

haha, I thought I was the only one that got amused by such things. My kids aren't the weird ones, I AM!

I get all excited about:
5:27 (our anniversary..)

Yeah, pretty much anything that has a pattern to it, I love...

I know, I'm quite odd.

Heather said...

We love 10:19 and 2:22 in our house. But I love Bob o'clock - that's awesome!

javamamma said...

I think your kids are geniuses...not weird!

Ronnica said...

Every time I see a digital clock that says 12:15 I say that it's my birthday. Slowly, my friends catch on.

Andi said...

I get excited when the clock says 7:11. I always feel like I should go get a slurpee.

kcbryans04 said...

Love, love, love Bob O'clock! And love your blog too. As for your kiddos, their not weird, they are humorously gifted :).