Jessica can’t wait to get home from school each day to watch her favorite cartoon, Spongebob Squarepants. It’s an outrageously wierd show about a sponge that lives in a pineapple under the sea. I think it’s the best thing to come along since Bugs Bunny. In one of the episodes, Spongebob bends over and rips his pants and everyone laughs. He loves the attention and decides to make “I ripped my pants” his punchline for everything. At the end of the episode he sings this SONG.
“I ripped my pants” has become a family chant. It’s actually quite entertaining. For example, tonight I was trying to get the kids settled in their beds and I was getting firm with them about going to sleep. Lydia very thoughtfully and sweetly says “Mommy come here, I need to talk to you about something”. Without missing a beat, she says very seriously, “I think I ripped my pants!”. Even my three year old has joined in and thinks it’s great fun to tease me with this silly one liner!
“Happiness is like peeing in your pants. Everyone can see it, but only you can feel it.”