Great Grandparent Moments, Installment I

Never in my life did I ever expect the name ‘Professor Pippy Pee-Pee Poopypants’ to emerge from my mother’s mouth.

But last night, there it was—an uncensored stream of carefully scripted potty language coming from my dear, sweet Mom, whose alter-ego (Booger Burger Lips) seems awfully comfortable in the sophisticated literary world of one Captain Underpants.

I’m having a little trouble picturing either of my grandmothers being as willing as my mother was to read Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants in front of a live, dinner-time audience of children and grandchildren. But perhaps I underestimate the extent of their grand-motherly devotion. They certainly were willing to watch the championship-grade cheesy Land of the Lost program with me, and that’s really saying something.

As you might have guessed, Mom’s little read-aloud stunt scored big with my kids. I suspect that a public recitation of Walter, the Farting Dog can’t be far behind; I’d better get my recorder ready.

Thank you, Dav Pilkey, for creating a bridge between the generations, even if it does connect through the bathroom window.

Got any moments you’d like to share?
Please, send ’em my way—I’d love to read ’em!


  1. Sybil said,

    February 27, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Sorry I missed you yesterday; Thursday is bridge-club day.

    My grandparent moment involves gardening with my Grandfather. He had a little place on a hill where we grew fruits and veggies. It was hard work but I have very fond memories of those times.

    • scheirmad said,

      February 27, 2009 at 11:39 am

      Hey Sybil,

      I missed you, that’s for sure. What is it about grandfathers and gardens? I had a grandfather whose entire front yard was a garden, and a grandfather-in-law who also had a garden on a hill. Oh, the strawberries–loved ’em!

      -Scheir M.

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