He Descends From George Jefferson

posted by Momo Fali on January 8, 2009

Yesterday morning I was giving my son some medicine when I accidentally bumped his head on a kitchen cabinet. Without even thinking I said, “Bonk!”

My son laughed. So I tickled him a little and said, “You’re bonkers!” He laughed even harder.

Then I remembered where we would be fifteen minutes later and I said, “By the way, when we get to school you can’t go around calling people bonkers. I was being silly, but it wouldn’t be nice to say that to your classmates.”

To which he replied, “Okay. I’ll just call them crackers.”


  • Mama Dawg

    Good thing he doesn’t life down here in MS!

    I heart your son. I truly do.

  • nonna

    great comeback! i love how you were worried that he would go around school saying that all day. i would never have even thought to warn him not too. guess it’s a good thing i’m not a mom. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tenakim

    Oh wow- that could get ugly! I say Bonk all the time we I bump my kids’ head- accidentally, of course!

  • Tina

    That’s fantastic. ๐Ÿ˜‰ YOur son just cracks me up.

  • Ed (zoesdad)


  • Misty

    So funny!

    do you remember the candy, in the 80’s, called “bonkers”?

  • Weaselmomma

    That was a good laugh, and I’m a total cracker!

  • holly

    don’t worry, one day he’ll move on up.

    i remember i had to sit in the corner one day in first grade because i told a very good friend she was a purple people eater, and i really was just being silly with her. years later i realized that the teacher may have thought i was being racist towards my friend, last name ‘chu’. i’d like to go find that teacher and punch her, but she’s probably dead now.

    i have thought about that way too much, haven’t i…

  • laurelei

    Oof! What do you say then, “No, no, it’s OK, call them bonkers!”??

  • Jo

    You should keep a notebook of all the hilarious things your son says. It could be a best seller. He cracks me up.

  • Melisa with one S

    Never a dull moment…

  • Kim

    bahahaha.. king of the one liners that one..

  • Colleen - Mommy Always Wins

    Lovely. I’m imaging the conference with the principal right now. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • okiesister

    Suddenly bonkers sounds like a perfectly acceptable thing to say.

  • โ™ฅgeorgieโ™ฅ

    LMAO! too funny!
    so are you crimson OR orange toite?

  • Jamie

    So funny! Let us know when you get a call from the school!

  • Melissa

    OMG, sounds like the conversation I was having with the 6 year old the other day…you should never teach your kid what SOL or STFU means right before you put them on the bus…just sayin’…

  • Jaina

    LMAO. He would.

  • mammadawg.com

    LOL – maybe bonkers wasn’t so bad, after all! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Kori

    That kills me.

  • Irish Gumbo

    Ah, bonkers isn’t so bad. I did a spit take on that!

    And speaking as an ‘accidental cracker’ (I grew up in SE Virginia), I would have rather been called bonkers!

    I’d buy your son a beer, but well, he’s too young. Can I buy you a beer?

  • Captain Dumbass

    Ah, I’ve had this conversation. Only mine is why it’s ok to call daddy fat and laugh but not ok to call mommy fat. Or anybody else who is not daddy.

  • Rhea

    haha Cute conversation. We have all kinds of talks about what’s ok to say at home and NOT AT SCHOOL. SOOOOOO Many of those talks. It’s scary.

  • Tara R.

    bwahahah! Your son is a hoot!

  • Rachel

    goodness I love that kiddo of yours ๐Ÿ˜‰

    ‘crackers’ oh yeah, that is soooo much better than bonkers mom ๐Ÿ™‚

  • meleah rebeccah

    Is it wrong that I sort of hope he call them crackers?

  • Ashley

    I see nothing wrong with calling them all crackers or bonkers! lol ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dto3

    I prefer caucasian! That was a good one.

  • Josi

    LOL–he got you there, mama!

  • Julie

    Oh, I can’t wait to have kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • K and/or K

    Better than honkey I suppose!

  • Angie

    LOL! Oh Boy! Did he do it? Did you get any phone calls from school? LOL!

  • OurCrookedTree

    Today my 3.5 year old asked if it was ok to call people pillow heads…kind of like bonkers I guess:)

  • the planet of janet

    i’m thinkin’ yeah, the first option was better.

  • texasholly

    That is MUCH better….hahaha

  • supermommy

    Now that’s a good one!

  • Heather


    god, i love your kid. i want to steal him. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • jenny from mommin' it up!

    FER REALZ, Momo. You have got to get this kid an agent!!

  • Cricket/Tammy

    First time over to your blog! This is so funny. I had forgotten all about the Jeffersons.

  • OHmommy

    OMG… I love him.

    Still mad at you for not visiting me while you were at your Sister’s house. Next time?

  • Marinka

    Sure, “accidentally”!

    How did the cracker classmates take it?

  • Na

    Nice sharing Momo ….

  • PurpleGreenPops.com

    Calling people bonkers ain’t all that bad.

    I’ve heard much worse.

    Been called a cracker on the basketball court too.

  • musing

    He definitely thinks on his feet!

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