You remind me of … Barney Rubble?

During the Morning Scramble* to get to school, my daughter was preoccupied with the library book she’s reading.  Yes, it’s wonderful  she loves to read.  Ugh, I had to harp on her to pick up the pace.  Once in the car, she told me that numerous characters in the book reminded her of family members.  Then she went into school and the conversation ended, but it made me recall something my son had said just a few weeks earlier.  After church one Sunday, he stated that the priest reminded him of Kermit the Frog.   We all laughed and agreed that the priest did, in fact, have the same mannerisms as Kermit.  After that you can only imagine where the conversation strayed.  The gloves were off and EVERYONE WAS A CARTOON CHARACTER – especially me.

 Me – Apparently I remind my wife of Barney Rubble from The Flintstones.  Although, I do not have a friend named Fred or have ever said the words “Hi, ya’ doin’, Fred.”  And never will, unless she wants me to in some twisted heat of passion.  Even then it might be a bit awkward.

My kids think I’m that crazy Scientist dude Doofenschmirtz from Phineas and Ferb .  Personally, I’m insulted, but unfortunately I can see the resemblance; somewhat concerning.  But it could be worse.  Lastly, I reminded my daughter of Ivan from  The One and Only Ivan, that library book I previously mentioned.  He’s an ape.

The priest reference – Kermit the frog

My mother’s good friend – Piglet, from Winnie the Pooh.  She was always so pessimistic.

My grandmother – Rabbit from Winnie the Pooh.  Worry, work, and always carried a fork for protection.  No one messed with Gran or Rabbit for that matter.

My nephew – Patrick Star ( from SpongeBob) or Winnie the Pooh himself (or would it be itself?) – depends on what year it was.  Now he’s in college and he is your basic 18 year old teenager.

There are plenty more.  I asked a few friends to contribute, but no one could recall  anything when prompted.  I think it’s one of those ‘in the moment’ things, usually associated with alcohol or when  making fun of a customer at the pharmacy.  Unless it’s really memorable, it’s forgotten.   Wait maybe that’s more an age thing or better yet  a coping mechanism?

I included some fun Flintstone clips.  The second selection is titled The History of The Flintstones.

Regardless, it’s just fun!

*The Morning Scramble –  the name of my restaurant in My … Fictionalized Memoir.


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