"Kids' needs are rarely "convenient." What they require in order to succeed rarely comes cheaply. To raise them well will require daily sacrifice of many kinds, which has the wonderful spiritual effect of helping mold us into the character of Jesus Christ himself. God invites us to grow beyond ourselves and to stop acting as though our dreams begin and end with us. Once we have children, we cannot act and dream as though we had remained childless."

- Gary Thomas
Sometimes Life Gives You A Pun

Today my son Jared and I are going on a school field trip to some local caverns.
Then later after school, I will be taking him and his brothers to get haircuts.

You know what that means? Today Jared is getting...

A CAVE and a HAIRCUT..bum, bum.

I love it! (I'll be singing it to myself all day.)

Yes, little things make me smile. :)


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Comments on "Sometimes Life Gives You A Pun":
1. Flyaway - 05/15/2014 11:41 am CDT


2. Lost - 05/15/2014 9:15 pm CDT

Sorry, but I don't get the pun. Perhaps I missed a meme about cave-in's, short-cuts, or hares.

3. NHE - 05/16/2014 10:31 pm CDT

Lost - there's an old "shave and a haircut, 2 bits" line from a barbershop quartet song from the 1940's that Philip is referencing.....just nod your head and humor him, maybe give a little smile....he's harmless :)

(BTW, if I have to explain a pun, it might not be timeless....)

4. Shrode - 05/18/2014 2:45 pm CDT

nhe, thanks for the defense (I think. :-)

But the tune "shave and a haircut" is a bit more ubiquitous than that.

Read this

It's so famous that it has become sort of a cliche'ed (and somewhat cheesy) ending to any piano song. It was also used by American POW's in Vietnam to identify whether a fellow prisoner was american. They would knock "dum-dum-dum-DUM-dum" and wait for the answering "dum-DUM"

It's also the way that poor Roger Rabbit was captured. He couldn't help himself. Watch!

Here's how to play it:

5. Shrode - 05/18/2014 3:17 pm CDT

I'm not the only one who gets simple joy out of "shave and a haircut"

Here it is in a tunnel!

6. Shrode - 05/18/2014 3:22 pm CDT
7. dbd - 05/19/2014 6:07 pm CDT

An older British version to the same tune goes:

"How's your father?" "All right!"

That one was tacked on either the end of or after each refrain to Victorian music-hall songs. I don't know how old the tune really is.

8. Jeff - 05/21/2014 2:27 pm CDT

The Dad is strong in this one

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