Wax on, Wax off

So we’re sitting at the dinner table and my daughter tells me her class got two new boys, Joshua and Jackson. She wasn’t happy about this because now the boys outnumber the girls by far.

Thinking I would make a joke so she would smile, I made a play on one of the boys’ names. My daughter loves the Karate Kid (the 80s version, thank you very much!), so in a Mr. Miagi-type voice, I said, “Jacks on, Jacks off.”

My son and husband literally choked on their lasagna.

I didn’t even get it at first (maybe since it’s really a guy thing!) and poor Jasmine was completely bewildered. She repeated what I said which just sent the boys in our house into painful fits of laughter. Her father begged her NOT to repeat that at school and of course this just reinforces why I’m so much better at writing than at speaking.

Ever had one of those tongue-tied moments where what you said wasn’t exactly what you meant?

18 thoughts on “Wax on, Wax off

  1. LOL oh yes. This is probably not even the best example, but during Orientation of my freshman year in college, we were introducing ourselves to everyone on the floor and we were supposed to say our name and one thing about us. I said, “Hi, I'm Kristan, and I like to try new things.” The boys snickered and whooped and hollered. I blushed. πŸ˜›

  2. omg rofl! I don't think it's necessarily the boys … but I definitely am guilty of speaking before I think sometimes and ending up in a very similar situation.


    In high school, the guy I was crushing on worked at Subway. He asked what I wanted on my sandwich–well, my answer was all the same.. salt, pepper, and pickles.

    Except I asked for salt and peckers instead.


  4. That is hilarious!
    I actually have a Joshua and a Jack so I've said things like “I have to get Jack off to school” that makes my immature hubby giggle. πŸ˜‰

  5. I can't think of anyone, including myself, who doesn't put her/his foot in the mouth more often than we want to admit!

    I'm blog hopping today from KarenG's BBQ, but I have bookmarked your blog to come back to this weekend. Scrolling through it, I find it so very interesting.

    So glad I met you!

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