Saturday, August 26, 2006

Imagine a birthday . . .

My daughter loves Cinderella.

Here darling, here is Cinderella -

Now, for fun, and to celebrate something wonderful, lets string her up with some rope, and proceed to beat her with a stick until her body is ripped from her head!

At which point we will all cheer and dogpile over the inners. *note- watch out for elbows, knees, feet, teeth, claws*
Remember the aggressive and forceful win!
And appendages will be going home as trophies if you can wrangle one away.

Small children, it would be best if you just cried in the sidelines.

I don't care much for pinatas. But I figure it's like sushi. Some love it, others just see raw fish. I don't like sushi either.

Now factor to all this jubilation over blatant violence -deafness. That was real fun at the deaf school we ministered at before we were here.

They'd have a blindfold on, so they couldn't see or hear when the pinata was broken, or when others were massing around them to gather candies . . No, they'd only feel a mass bobbing around them *he he he he*

Yeah, we had a rule that the kids couldn't go for the candies until the blindfold was off. Then the staff would look at each other and say "You go tap him on the shoulder to tell him his turns over!"


Heather said...

You're missing out with the sushi... ;)

Chaotic Mom said...

I'm sorry, but this is one of the funnier posts I've read in a loooooong time. And you know why I personally find it funny, too. ;)

Rebekah said...

Yeah, I'm one of those little kids who grew up thinking this was normal and had the opportunity to take home an appendage on more than one occasion. Honestly, its the best way to tote your loot home!
And, - I also like sushi. Hmmm?

Rhonda said...

The last time we did the piñata, the birthday girl cried and cried because she didn't get any candy!
Here in Chile, many piñatas just have rip-cords :)

Sushi? Bait!


sarahgrace said...

Oh my! That is a view I have never seen of the whole pinata mess. I have always thought pinatas were on the dangerous side : )
This story really makes me examine how many things I take for granted- like my hearing and sight!

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

I love pinata. But it's always best to have bags of candy for everyone to take home. We always have a pinata at Easter. My mom's side of the family is Mexican, so it's a tradition that we've done for years.

I still have to do that meme you tagged me for! I haven't forgotten!!

Addie said...

Hee, hee! Not sure which is funnier. Imagining the little kids whacking Cinderella or the kids at the deaf school. They're both fun AND dangerous to watch!

Hope she had a great birthday! :-)

Michelle said...


My little girl doesn't have a birthday until November . . .it was just an "imagine if" thing. *LOL*