Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Meet Henry Gooding

When Isaiah my 7yr old was 3 he became fascinated with the telephone, (as is usual with three year olds). He would pick up the phone and have imaginary conversations. It was during one of these 'conversations' that my husband and I met Mr Henry Gooding.



Kieth and I would sit and listen as he conversed on the phone and the conversations always ended with Isaiah saying 'ok goodbye' and then he hung up.





This went on for a few weeks until one day we decided to ask for fun who was it he was speaking with, knowing fully well that there was no one on the other line.



To our surprise he replied Henry Gooding. That was strange, we thought we knew no one by that name and he did not have a toy with that name either, we racked our brains trying to think of where he could have gotten that name, to give to his imaginary friend on the telephone!



A few days later he again picked up the phone and started his 'conversation' , this time I listened for him to end the conversation in the usual manner by saying 'ok goodbye', just before he hung up I asked to speak to Henry Gooding, he gave me the phone.



On the line I could hear the operator saying the usual 'please hang up and try your call again this is a recording' It clicked immediately and i started laughing hysterically 'a recording' was Henry Gooding!!



That was more than four years ago but it is still funny to Keith and me up to this day!!



Just a little walk down memory lane, lest i forget!

22 comments:

Penny said...

that is so cute!!!!!!

PS Thank you so much for not having the word verification on your comment page!

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Tee hee! glad you got a chuckle!

The word verification thingie is a pain! (youre welcome!)

Tootsie said...

that is adorable...my kids do stuff like that all the time..it can be a challenge to figure them out!

French said...

Ahhh Raxx that is sooo cute! Iusn't it funny what some kids do!! French;)

artis1111 said...

There are so many toys out there now. I saw them putting out for Christmas yesterday. We just had a few to pick from. Kathy

Tismee2 said...

Aww, don't you just want to bottle those memnories?

Jordan used to call the seven dwarfs The Dig Digs. That stuck and now we all say it.

Donna said...

LOL! That was so cute! "Out of the mouths of babes!" :) When my niece (who is now 27) was 2 yrs old, she kept telling me she wanted "Judy Arrages" for christmas. (It was a Doll) I went around to all of the Toy Stores asking for "Judy Arrages" and no one heard of it! A few weeks after my intense search for the Doll that did not exsist... my niece and I were watching TV. She pointed to the TV and started singing... "Dem... Judy Arrages..." LOL... The real "Adult" words were "JEM.. Truly Outrageous". (LOL) Finally... I went and got her JEM Doll... :) I love those memories!

Hey, Thanks for your input! I love all of the lamps...

Hugs,
Donna

Donna said...

LOL! Which one? LOL... They are going to fall out when they hear this one! LOL.

xoxoxo to Isaiah!
Donna

Bridget said...

Raquel, This was so cute. It reminded me of something that my daughter said when she was little. Such fond memories!

Ditto to what Penny said! I hate typing in those darn letters before leaving a comment.

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Cmon Bridget share the stories! I would love to hear it!

Anonymous said...

always such a gripping read, i read with my mouth open convinced it was going to turn into a horror movie, it reminded me of the floating popcorn story, write some fiction, you are an excellent writer
damnemptynester

onlymehere said...

This is too funny and I'm glad you blogged it so you'll remember it! I just love kids!

Donna said...

Lol... Raxx... I don't know how that happened! (The No Post , Post!)LOL.... That was funny!

Justine said...

OMG, that's hysterical!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a cute story to remember.

Justine :o )

Lisa said...

That is the greatest thing I have ever heard. I LOVE that!!!

Last year, hubby and I went to Miami for the day and were telling the girls that they were going to go stay with their grandparents while we went to Miami. When we came home, Julia asked if we had fun in "Your Ami?" I could not understand what she was saying and she kept saying "your ami." We finally figured out she thought we were refering to it as "My Ami". We laughed so hard at that. She knows now that Miami is a city but she still says Your Ami because she knows it makes us laugh.

Raxx - A day in the life said...

LOL!! Lisa! My Ami! the exact thing happened with gabbi, there is a beach called Myaro (pronounced my arrow) and gabby calls 'the arrow'!

SchmeckyGirl said...

LMAO! OMG! That is so precious! What a great memory! You know I appreciated that for sure. I write down everything I find funny that my girls say. That is hysterical! He'll appreciate it for sure when he's a lot older that you remembered it. Make sure you write it down!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

That's really cute! I'm not sure that my near-age-50 addled brain would have made the connection! lol

Love the pic of you in the infinity edge pool with your little sweeties!

Kady

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Thanks Beckym I will write them down before life causes the memories to fade.

Thanks Kady i love that pic too!

Cottage Rose said...

How cute is that, and what a memory to have for ever, My grand daughter Libby does the same thing, only with my old cell phone, she sounds like she is really talking to some one. Thanks for sharing your lovely memory.

Hugs;
Alaura

Janet said...

Hi, everyone!! I thought that I had Justine's e-mail address but now I can't find it! anyway, Suzanne asked that I let everyone know that she's not able to connect yet to the Internet at the hospital, but she wanted you to know that Mike came through the surgery okay, though he's in a lot of pain. I'm going up to the hospital tomorrow and will take her goodies (like wine, which she specifically requested!). She's fine but she sounds tired. anyway, please contact me and I will be happy to pass on any messages. I'm going to kidnap her tomorrow for a couple of hours at least and take her to lunch, maybe bring her home if she wants to for a shower or whatnot. If anyone has anything special that they would like me to include in her "hospital survival kit," please give me your suggestions! all I know for sure right now that I'm taking to her is wine and a couple of National Enquirers! that should keep her busy for a while! My e-mail address is janetkat1@yahoo. com....

She didn't want anyone worrying. On her behalf, thank you guys so much for your thoughts and your prayers. I know she appreciates it very much, and so do I.

Rhea said...

That's hilarious! Cute story!