Perhaps we watch too much Mythbusters….

Overheard, just outside the laundry room:

Widget, age 6:

I’ll set up the experiment, and you can be the dummy.

Little Bear, age 3.5:

What do dummies do?


Volunteer to get blown up, I guess.

I laughed and laughed — and finally figured out that he was talking about the crash test dummies used on Mythbusters.Β  Oh, the wisdom of kindergartners!


15 Responses to Perhaps we watch too much Mythbusters….

  1. clifford says:

    Awesome. If he wants a beanie and a handlebar ‘stache, be worried. πŸ˜€

  2. sutari says:

    Hee hee hee. LOVE IT. My 10 year old loves that show and was talking about some experiment they needed to do and how all the various people should be tested and Adam would write it all down and record the results.

    And good on Little Bear to ask “what do they do” before just going along with it.

  3. marty says:

    At least you have some ideas for Halloween now πŸ˜‰

    • whymommy says:

      Maybe I can talk them into Phineas and Ferb as more age-appropriate? πŸ™‚

      • sutari says:

        I don’t know. I think a crash test dummy is an EXCELLENT Hallowe’en costume and totally appropriate for a 5 year old boy. My 10 year old daughter wants to go as a barrel of toxic waste (??)…

  4. Linda Lawrence says:

    Love the story! πŸ™‚

  5. BWAH!!! That was awesome. Thanks for the giggle!


  6. I love it. We watch a lot of Mythbusters too. Great show for the kids.

    And the other comments have me thinking on how to dress my toddler this year for Halloween. Haven’t decided yet.

  7. Mama Echo says:

    We LOVE Mythbusters also!! Very funny story indeed.

  8. That is HILARIOUS! Perhaps Widget has figured out just why they’re called “dummies”, too.

  9. Nor says:

    That is so great!

  10. Robin says:

    That was awesome! Have they watched Head Rush yet? Think of it as Mythbusters Jr.

  11. BetteJo says:

    And of course the older makes the younger be the dummy! Isn’t it always the way?

    Btw, my daughter adopted a beagle mix puppy from a rescue outfit (not just for beagles) here in Illinois. Posted pics of my ‘grandpuppy’ if you want to take a peek. She’s good for a smile!

  12. Kristen says:

    ah, Buster. Nobody wants to be Buster. lol

  13. Stimey says:

    That’s hysterical. But, um. I don’t know that you can lay the blame all on Mythbusters. I distinctly remember being at your house and hearing your husband shout at a backyard full of small children to “TAKE COVER!” So there might be some genetics at play too. πŸ˜‰

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