My daughter helped me chop broccoli recently. I was trying out a new recipe, she was bored, and I put her to work.
You know what comes next.
“She’s chopping broccoli!” I sang with glee. “She’s chopping bro-cco-li”.
My daughter looked at my like I was crazy (I am) and asked me to stop.
But I didn’t stop and I even made her watch Dana Carvey singing this infamous song about cutting cruciferous vegetables on YouTube:
This got me thinking about other famous sayings from Saturday Night Live that would annoy my kids. How fun!
Use these sayings to annoy your kids, too, like:
Sloppy Joes, Slop, Sloppy Joes
This one, made famous by Adam Sandler, works anytime you might be cooking Sloppy Joes or something similar.
It’s also fun to sing while picturing the School Lunch Lady, aka Chris Farley, dance around.
Isn’t that special?
Remember the Church Lady? Remember saying, “Isn’t that special?” for 2 years straight until everyone was sick of it?
It totally works to annoy your kids and is a great answer to anytime they go on and on and on about something that is so NOT special.
Just Cinch It
Whenever my kids try on something that’s too big for them, I tell them to just cinch it. And then I laugh, remembering David Spade, Adam Sandler, and Chris Farley playing sales people from The Gap who told everyone to just cinch it.
Van Down By The River
Chris Farley made this saying famous as he portrayed a less-than-succesful life coach who actually lived in a van down by the river.
I’ve used this saying to describe the downfall of Caillou and I like to remind my kids that if they don’t make good choices they’ll end up living in a van down by the river.
Other fun sayings made popular by SNL that can be used by goofy parents to annoy their kids include the simple but effective “NOT” from Wayne and Garth,”That’s the ticket!” by the pathological liar, and “Makin’ copies” by Rob Schneider’s The Richmeister.
And, yes, I realize these are older sayings from 20-30 years ago, but my kids think I’m a dinosaur anyway so I say embrace it!