Lately I've started writing down the funny (or bizarre) things my kids say because frankly, my memory is overcrowded with trivia and commercial jingles from my childhood, and there's no room for new stuff. I can recite the whole "Challenge Yahtzee" commercial from who knows when- the one done by Tony Randall and Jack Klugman as their "Odd Couple" characters Felix and Oscar, but if Alex said something funny half an hour ago, don't ask me what it was because like I said, there's just no room for it.
Anyway, I was rearranging some piles of stuff on my overcrowded "office" work table in the kitchen – piles consisting of cookbooks, kids' homework and artwork (LOTS of that), holiday catalogs, bills, recipe ideas, and those coupons the registers spit out at the grocery store for things that seem to have no connection to anything you just purchased. While I was rearranging said piles, I came across a piece of paper on which I'd scribbled one of Alex's recent utterances.
I should also make a point of writing a brief synopsis of the situation, because I have no idea what prompted this, but I know I am safe in saying that I must have asked/told/ordered him to do something that was clearly NOT as much fun as what he'd been doing previously, and clearly I was infringing on his life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.
I think I'd asked him to clear the table before dinner.
As he trudged to his doom, he muttered "This is NOT what I expected."
Oh, and, by the way…
Felix: What's in the box?
Oscar: None of your business.
Felix: Aw, come on, tell me!
Oscar: Challenge Yahtzee!
Felix: Challenge Yahtzee?
Oscar: Yeah, it's a fast moving and exciting game, where up to four players compete off the same rolls of the five dice.'
Felix: Is this gambling?
Oscar: No it's not gambling – you compete for score points by the way you fill in your card."
Felix: First, I go for the ones, then, I go for the – "
Oscar: You gotta go with the dice! You gotta be bold! Innovate!
Felix: I'd rather be neat.
Oscar: Challenge Yahtzee. Another great Yahtzee game from E. S. Lowe.