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July 28, 2008

Wiki Wiki What?

Last night at dinner Bill asked Drew to lead the blessing.

“Wiki wiki what, wiki who, wiki how?” Drew said.

Bill and I looked at each other, confused, and Bill assigned Finn the task.

Finn chose to teach us a blessing he’d learned at church camp.  It was to the tune of “We Will Rock You” and we banged on our chairs and clapped BANG BANG CLAP, BANG BANG CLAP, while Finn chanted the words:

We will, we will, praise you

We will, we will, praise you

There’s food on our plate

It sure looks great

Gotta learn how to love and forget how to hate

We will, we will, praise you

He ran through it once and then all five of us gave it a go.  It was an immediate disaster.

“Wiki wiki what?” Drew asked.  “I didn’t get it.”

“Someone is rushing the beat,” Finn said.

I poked Bill.  “He means you.  You’re ahead of the beat.  We’re going to have to buy a metronome so you’ll be able to participate in the blessing.”

“I really love metronomes,” Porter said.  “Especially when you take them apart and make other stuff out of them.”

“What do you mean, ‘rushing the beat?'” Bill asked.

“Wiki wiki what?” Drew asked.  “I do not comprehend,” he said in a robot voice.

“What’s up with the ‘wiki wiki’ stuff?” I asked.

“He’s all jacked up on Mountain Dew,” Finn said.  “He bought one and drank the whole thing at Jazzercise this morning and hasn’t made much sense all day.  I vote we put him on Mountain Dew rehab.”

“Wiki wiki who?” Drew asked, alarmed this time.

The vote was passed, and we ate, since our food had been blessed long ago and was growing cold.

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I’ve been practicing Me Ra Koh’s Top Ten Tips For Photography, concentrating on #2: Fill the frame and #4: blur the background.  Here are my results so far:

Fill the frame with Porter:

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Blur Drew’s background:

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(This one was difficult- the background blurred beautifully but I shot him at an angle that made him have bags under his eyes. Alternatively, he may have bags under his eyes– he never stops long enough for me to get a good look at him. And the blue cast on his lips is reality. He’d just finished eating some turquoise food which cannot have been nourishing.)

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Posted by Anne Glamore @ 9:19 am • Music: Give Me A Beat!   

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9 Responses to “Wiki Wiki What?”

  1. They are so cute-but the twinkle in the eyes tells me that they are a handful!

    Headless Mom’s last blog post..Little Alouette

  2. Boys! I love how he drank a Mountain Dew (which my 3 yo son calls Howdy Dew) in the morning and managed to stay “jacked up” on it all day.

    And that scrunched up nose…God help you! So cute!

    Crisanne’s last blog post..Food, yummy food!

  3. That is the best blessing EVER. I’m totally going to teach it to my family. (My husband used to play drums, so maybe he can keep the beat.)

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  4. I just snarked diet pepsi all over myself laughing at the Wiki Wiki Blessing…

    …how’dya blur the background?

    Great pics, great story, great kids, great you.

    Karyn’s last blog post..Every Picture Tells A Story

  5. Glad to hear your entertaining dinner stories… I was just wondering tonight if anyone else has as crazy mealtimes we do! Oh, and for dinner we had your YUMMY pork lo mein 🙂

  6. As soon as I read the title of this post, I cracked up. We had the same conversation this week, and our kids must have been at the same Vacation Bible School. If you figure it out, let us know. 🙂

  7. Great pictures! Isn’t Me Ra the best? I learned SO much from her!

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  8. Fantastic job with the pictures!!

    Wiki wiki what??? Ahh, the joys of adolescents.

    Jennifer, Playgroups are no place for children’s last blog post..Means to an end

  9. HA – Found You! How did I lose you??? How do Miss Anne?

    (oh and Mountain Dew is a legal drug for anyone….)

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