Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Arghhhh...the blood of it!!!




Ahoy ye skurvy dogs and bilge rats!!! Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day mateys!!!

For the last 4 years or so, it's been a favorite day of mine! Today is the day you get to swashbuckle, and plunder and kidnap, well...maybe not kidnap, but you get the picture.

Today is the day my kids come home from school and I give them their list of chores printed out on brown paper. Chores like "Swab the Deck!" and "Walk The Plank!" etc. Today is also the day we have fish n'chips, mmmmmm. I put a little note to each of them written in piratese with their nicknames on them. Jonah's happens to be "Ugly Frank Lofton" this year. Good stuff.

We'll finish off the evening with a treasure hunt that always leads to some type of treasure that we've hidden in this awesome authentic looking treasure chest I got at Cost Plus 3 years ago.

Now, fer the best parrrrrt...all day t'day mateys, ye must talk like a pirate! Grab yer loved ones smartly and have fun with it! Arghhh, I got much swabbin' t'take care of this foggy morn', so I must be sailin' on! Drink up me hearties yo ho!

P.S. - the title of this post is dedicated to Eric Nelson, who at the tender age of 3 made this little phrase up. We still really don't know where he got it from.

P.S.S. - click on the links in the post for more fun.

P.P.S.S. - If you say "Piratitude" it's nearly impossible to NOT sound like a pirate. Try it!

12 comments:

Eliza said...

Did ya know that today is Emily's Birthday ON this day of special days?

Eliza said...

oh, what I meant to say was, Did ye know that today is Emily's Birthday on yer favorite day? Arghhhh...the blood of it!!!

Eliza said...

AND I am Hook-Handed Harrison

Alli Fantastico said...

Arrrgh, no, I did not!

Dani said...

Arrgghh, I'm soglad that thar be others about that celebrate this day of all days. Me thinks it be grand that yer whole fam'ly enjoys the whole of it as well. Arrrggggh. Be it that ye've seen the "Wifeswap" with the pirate family? It was one of the best. Oi, I'll be off then to finish swabbin' whatever it was I was swabbin'.

Alli Fantastico said...

Oh yes, that family was straight trippin. That's where I got the word "Piratitude"! Those people were out of control...

Dani said...

Piratitude. Forgot that word, still laughing!

ashleyO said...

Aye, how me chest hurts be it from laughin so hard. First off, Eric's sayin...Second ter that, Piratitude...so soundin like a pirate...and thirdmost, have ye ever made pirate's booty? Tis a favorite movie snack of all the pirate's from Tartuga! Popcorn, maaaaarrrshmallows, m&m's, pretzels or whatever ye think goes well in the sea of yummy mixturrres. Try it...ye may just like it!

Chappy Bahvdai Vandahmaaaaarrhk Dea Fren....arghh!

Eliza said...

Popcorn with candy corns tis a favorite. Me might harve to make the pirates booty for me midnight snack at me computarghhhhhhhh.

Alli Fantastico said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, I'd walk the plank for that bootie! (hee heh hee)

The Parrish Family said...

I seriously thought this was a joke? I didn't really believe it was Pirate Day...WWHHAATT??!!

Lyd said...

Arrrgh! I cans't not believe I missed this special daie! To the scallywags me teachers must be headin' because of thar blasted homewark! To the blood of it! Curses to those skervy dowgs! Arghhh! I love me some pirates! Me thinks that I harve to make sume booty some time sooooon! Arrghhh, Wild Eyed John need be goin to read some other posts!