Thursday, 26 June 2008

Game, Set and Match

Thomas in recent months has developed an occasional preference in asking for cartoons to be turned off (gasp!) so that he can watch the golf, cricket or more recently the Tennis.

Eli isn't thrilled at all by his older brothers change in TV viewing preference. I, on the hand prefer it, not because I am an avid sports fan (because I am not) but because frankly hearing sports in the background is vastly better than hearing the Wonder pets theme tune, Dora shouting or that ultra annoying Ruby (from Max & Ruby) who is actually the first and only cartoon character that I have ever felt homicidal tendencies towards.

So, earlier this week we had the Tennis on as requested by Thomas. He was avidly watching and I was busying myself in the kitchen, pretending to clean or something.

When I heard him say, "I just saw you on the TD (we have issues with V pronunciation at the moment), Mummy!"

Now this is Wimbledon he is watching so I'm thinking who can he have seen from the Celebrity A-list in the crowd that in his innocent childlike way he may have confused me with?

Angelina Jolie, Liv Tyler, Eva Mendes? (Yes, I kid myself!)

Obviously the scope of my look-a-likies is huge because I am thinking pretty much any tall woman with brown hair is gonna be fair replica of me in the crowd at Wimbledon to a three year old.

Slightly amused, "Did I look nice?"

Casually, "No."

So I look around to see who my far uglier twin is that he can see on the TD and who is it?

Serena Williams.

Now Serena Williams is a woman, as am I.

All similarity ends there.

Later on when Leyton Hewitt was playing Thomas commented that his dad was on TD now.

Rob and Leyton Hewitt I admit do look slightly more similar than Serena and I. But only slightly.

Now, if only we had Serena and Leyton's cash.

So I am off to sign Rob and I up to one of those look-a-like agencies, apparently we'd get a lot of work amongst the three year old Tennis enthusiast crowd.

9 lovely comments:

Phat Mama said...

Serena Williams, huh? That's interesting. Silly Thomas!

Jen said...

OMG--I am totally cracking up about the Ruby/homicidal comment. Her voice gets under my skin too. One day Max is going to zap out on her.

Jill said...

Have you been spending excessive time in the sun? :) That is so funny! And I laughed OUT LOUD at the Ruby comment as well because I can't stand her either!!! And Max is such a passive personality-it is all going to come to a head someday.
Glad that you are famous though...:)

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

HA! That is hilarious--you wonder what kids are thinking sometimes ;)

Jenny said...

came to your blog from POW...your entry is too funny. kids do say the funniest things right?

happy pow!

Diane said...

We also watch TD in our home!

Yes, yes, I can see the resemblance between you and Serena. You should get a lot of work at the agency!

Happy POW!

KD @ A Bit Squirrelly said...

BWAHAHHAAA! Kids are so funny!

Happy POW!

McMommy said...

The Serena look alike part is funny........but planning the death of Ruby is HYSTERICAL!!!

Happy Pow!

mom2natnkatncj said...

Out of the mouths of babes ;).