Saturday, February 13, 2010

Clowns gone wild

I've often wondered why so many people develop clown phobias. At Dalia's birthday party, I began to understand. At least Brian and Clarice didn't hire any clowns to frighten the children. No, they managed that one all on their own.

I don't know what scared me more - that Brian had a talking duck attached to his hand or that Ronald McDonald was carving the birthday cake with a butcher's knife. Look at that grin!

Somehow, the kids were completely oblivious to perilous mayhem that surrounded them. I just don't get it, though. That duck was so obviously evil. First of all, Patinjo was able to imitate Brian's voice perfectly. Seriously, I could not tell a difference. It was eerie and yes, it creeped me out. If Brian had started quacking at that point, I probably would've grabbed my kids and run like hell.

The second spooky-weird warning sign for me was when that duck kept diving into a bunch balloons and producing birthday gifts for Dalia. What the huh? I mean, come on - the whole playpen was full of balloons and this possessed bird just kept pulling out one gift after another. Explain that one, Batman.

Batman didn't explain jack, but the Penguin was on site and apparently ready to party like a rockstar.

Like most rockstars, the Penguin had a few odd quirks. At first, I didn't understand why he was drifting through the crowd handing out party horns. It didn't really hit me until I went upstairs to the party room, where the kids were listening to reggae.

I was shocked, but after a few moments in the party room, everything somehow seemed funny. Dalia had apparently not spent enough time in the party room, though.

'David! I said no! Stop popping the balloons!'

What Dalia does not understand is that David's brain translates the word 'no' as 'do it one more time'. If the word 'no' is accompanied by screaming, yelling, or crying, his gray matter instructs him to do whatever he is doing as many times as he can before someone yanks his ear. Unfortunately, Dalia does not know the 'ear trick'.

I finally made my way over and found the source for both the commotion and my subsequent laughter.

I didn't realize that all of the balloons were filled with confetti. None of the normal kids did, either. Destructo Dave somehow figured that out all on his own and simply ignored the birthday girl's pleas for him to stop until he had popped the very last balloon, featured here. Happy Birthday, sweetie!
Ladder Talk:
1) What was the best part of your day?
Peter: Oh, come on Papa, you know - it was Dalia's birthday!
David: When I by the party make a funny and then I laugh, ha-ha!

2) What was the worst part of your day?
Peter: When I can't not by the party stay all the night.
David: To come home with you.

3) What would you like to do tomorrow?
Peter: Go to Dalia again and maybe be a princess, too.
David: To make Tommy laugh 'cause he a baby.

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