Mama Said Knock You Out

The night before last, the fifteen-year-old invited his best friend over to “hang out” and have dinner with the thirteen-year-old and me (Jim was at a work “function”).

I always enjoy when the two of them hang out. The two of them have known each other since 2nd grade. I love this kid: he’s a great guy and a great friend. (And very, very polite to me, which is nice.)

I made chocolate chip pancakes. (Don’t you love having Breakfast for Dinner? I do!)

Afterwards, the younger one and I went to the computer with his video camera, to finally transfer the Bar Mitzvah video so we can make DVDs. (I know, I know, I haven’t posted about the party yet. It’s coming…I have to scan a few photos first!)

The older boy and friend eventually made their way down to the basement, where we were.

My son said to me, “J says he always wanted an afro, so I’m going up to get the afro wig.”

You might be wondering why we have an afro wig. Nothing scandalous: Jim has worn it when dressed in ‘70s garb for a couple of Halloween parties.

Upon hearing that the afro wig would be worn, I was glad that I was going to get to see what they were doing.

They spent the next nearly 30 minutes goofing off and pretending to fight and knock each other out.

And taking pictures.

I wasn’t going to post any of them, truly I wasn’t.

But I couldn’t resist. Enjoy!



  • Kat

    ROFL that looked like a lot of fun. I miss goofing around like that.
    They seem like good kids. And breakfast for dinner? A dream come true…

  • Manic Mom

    oh! I didn’t even realize that the title was MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT but it must have been in my subconscious because I ALSO STARTED SINGING IT!!!

  • Melisa

    Kat: If you haven’t had breakfast for dinner, it’s definitely something you need to try!

    Colleen: Sah-reeeeee! 🙂 Hope you got it out of your head shortly thereafter!

    Manic: Wow! Maybe we ARE the same person!!!

    Melissa: I know; I kept looking at it today just for the laugh!

  • suchsimplepleasures

    like colleen…i’d like to give a big thanks to you, because now i’m going to have that song stuck in my head!!
    that pic is hilarious!!

  • Jules

    Don’t call it a comeback, I’ve been here for years, Rockin my peers and puttin suckas in fear.
    Makin the tears rain down like a MON-soon Listen to the bass go BOOM, Explosion, overpowerin
    Over the competition, I’m towerin. Wreckin shop, when I drop these lyrics that’ll make you call the cops! Don’t you dare stare, you betta move,
    Don’t ever compare me to the rest that’ll all get sliced and diced Competition’s payin the price! I’m gonna knock you out (HUUUH!!!) Mama said knock you out (HUUUH!!!)

    I’m so glad that I’ll be singing that song all night now. “J” looks great with the wig on! He should totally grow his hair out! 😉
    House of Jules

  • Mags

    That is so hysterical! Melissa’s right-the look on your son’s face is the best!!!!

    I love kids. They’re great.

  • abritdifferent

    Sad, I don’t even know the song, but if I do, it’s not coming to mind. I’ll have to iTunes it or something.

    Excellent pic!!

  • Soap

    Ha! Too funny.

    Yes, I love doing breakfast for dinner!! I’d love some of those chocolate chip pancakes. Yum!

    I may have to make those tonight.