We were playing Candy Land the other day and the Monkey drew the Candy Cane card which sent his little plastic guy tumbling back along the tracks and put him behind when he had been ahead. Then he said it.
Me: What did you just say?
Me: Where did you learn to say that?
We continued our game and as the excitement mounted as our players shifted position and it got close to the end, I heard:
Monkey: Oh duck! Oh duck! Oh duck!
Oh yes. Oh DUCK. Do I say something and bring more attention to it? Or do I leave it alone and hope he just forgets about it?
Unfortunately, I told Mr Puffles the story and now it’s become one of our Isms born out of a Monkeyism.
Photo by dutch artist Florentijn Hofman.