Monday, December 03, 2007

Your Mama Is A Llama!

With its delightful use of whimsical rhyming and lush illustrations Is Your Mama A Llama? has fast moved up on the mini-Infidel favorite reading list until its perilously close to threatening to oust our top contender, Walter The Farting Dog. We're all about the rhythm and the rhyme, yo.

This book dares to ask, "Who's Yo Mama?" as we meet a variety of offspring describing the physical attributes of their mothers. It got me to thinking- if someone were to ask my Melody, 'who's your mama?' how exactly would she respond? I mentally went through the checklist:
1. She's a mammal
2. She's excessively furry. (Photographic Evidence)
3. She lives in a zoo. (When Papi's around its more like a petting zoo. :)
4. She keeps her distance because she spits a lot every time she opens her mouth to talk.
5. She carries people on her back. (I've given more piggyback rides than you could shake a canned ham at)
6. Her teeth are weird and yellowish.
7. She knows The Llama Song by heart.

By all deductive reasoning I'm afraid that Melody would conclude that, yes indeed, her mama just might be a llama. Fine. And no, my name is not Tina.

23 comments:

Lia said...

You never know what qualities your children will find important. Llama or lama or not.

Jean Knee said...

please tell me that's a photo of your arm, and if it's your arm: shut up, that's just regular hairy

I shudder to think what Lean would think

Maddy said...

Always loved this book. There's something about Llamas....can't quite put my finger on it, but there's definitely a hook.

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nikko said...

ROFL! We have this book, too.

on.the.run said...

I love Is Your Mama A Llama? We also like Bark George and No David. I think we would like Walter the Farting Dog but we have never come across that one.

That Llama song is pretty catchy.

Suzanne said...

Do you have it memorized word for word? I've found that my kiddie's favorite books I can usually recite word for word. Isn't that sad!?! I wish I could put my brain power to better use like remembering where the remote control is or remembering to defrost meat for dinner. I guess I'll take what I can get! :D

Melissa said...

What's wrong with the attributes of a llama? Besides the spitting thing... :) If the description fit more to a badger or a grizzly bear, then I'd be concerned!

Bee said...

Well, me-myself, I'm nobody's mamma but I hope to be a cougar one day!
;op




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Nancy Face said...

LLAMA FACE!!! Name that movie!

Yep, you've convinced me...you are a llama. The furry flesh evidence alone was quite compelling...add that to the spitting, and well, you have it!

"Petting zoo" hahaha! :D

Me big likey Llama song!

Poor Walter.

No Cool Story said...

Llama llama duck.
Did you know I love that song Elastic? =]

I love llamas.
¿Cómo de llama?

Diesel said...

It sounds like you might be Armenian.

shay said...

OH no! I can only imagine how my brood would describe me. YIKES!
Best not to think of it too much! lol.

Sketchy said...

I am just glad my son knows his Mother is not a Snort. (name that book) Although somedays if you get me laughing hard enough...

Bee said...

I'm jamming to Susie Q as I click from home. (CCR)

Burg said...

I tried to make a llama at the fair spit once. It didn't work. I asked the handler if he could make him spit and he looked at me like I'd just asked if I could dye the thing purple, which was coincidentally the first question I did ask.

Tori :) said...

Now I can't even make a Tina joke. Sheesh.

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

I didn't even make it past Walter the Farting Dog without my eyes glazing over with glee and rapture. Predictable.

You might be furry but you don't smell bad. That should be some consolation.

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

P.S. I think my children would describe me as Jabba the Computer-Worshipping Hutt.

aubrey said...

i love the llama book. the baby llama is kind of slow, though. not a really good role model of smarts there.

jams o donnell said...

Ah I misss these things not having kids. I;m nost sure what any child of ours would have made of a mum with hair long enough to allows her to impersonate cousin It, and me with hair and beard scruffy enough to make me look like a wino!

Lauren said...

Yep, it is decided. You are a llama.

I wish I were one.

Palm Springs Savant said...

I bought this book for my neice, she LOVES it

the pink report said...

We have and love this book too. I do all the voices. For some reason, the kangaroo is always snobby.