Perhaps I Let Him Watch Too Much Television

The kids and I were driving to the grocery store the other day.

Because seriously, that is pretty much all we do, but that really isn’t part of this story.

As we were passing the bus stop we saw one of the teachers from their preschool.

“Hey look guys!” I said “It is Mr. R.”

“What is he doing over there?” Claudia asked.

“He is waiting for the bus.”

“Why doesn’t he just drive?” Ian asked.

“Because he doesn’t have a car.” I told them.

“He could buy a car.” The boy informed me.

“Cars are really expensive.”

“Maybe he should take a taxi.” Ian suggested.

“Ian, taxis are really, really expensive. If Mr. R. took a taxi to work every day it would cost way more than buying a car.” I explained.

Ian thought about this for a while. Then he said “He should take the one where you answer questions.”

I took me a few minutes. Then it hit me.

“Are you talking about the Cash Cab?”

“Yes!” he said. “Mr. R. should take the Cash Cab!”cashcab1

Of course, I am paraphrasing his reply that time because I was laughing so hard that I was crying and it is a minor Christmas miracle that I didn’t wreck the car.

After I recovered I said “Buddy, I think the Cash Cab is only in New York.”

Now Ian wants to move to New York.

Not that I blame him. Getting to ride in the Cash Cab would be awesome!

And you know it.

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  1. The Boyfriend and I have already agreed that if we are ever so lucky to end up in Cash Cab, we will NOT go for the double or nothing question when we reach our destination. We will take the money and run!

    Does Ian know how expensive it is to live in NY? :)

  2. I find that the boys will quote release dates of dvd’s and movies, as well as sale prices of toys. Consumerism and advertising at it’s finest.

  3. I’m with Ian. I love me some Cash Cab – when I go into the city I aim to pick up cabs around the Flat Iron Building (it seems he does an awful lot of pick ups there!).

  4. The Cash Cab IS Awesome. I’m with Ian, too.

    It’s Shortman and the Diva’s usual dinner fare. It’s hilarious to hear them yelling out the answers.

  5. That’s hilarious! And as soon as my kids can talk/reason, I suspect I’ll get the same thing. We love Cash Cab! :-)

  6. Tigger loves Cash Cab too, but only Mama knows all the answers.

  7. I think I’ve seen Cash Cab episodes in San Francisco.

  8. I was thinking about the Cash Cab the whole time I was in NYC this fall!

    It’s crazy how much kids pick up from TV.

  9. Hi Sarah,
    Off topic here, but just wanted to say THANK YOU for stumbling my post about “Sixty Things I’ve Learned in Sixty Years.” People are still find it it. Really appreciate it.

  10. Duh, or course that’s supposed to say people are still “finging” it.

  11. Cash Cab rocks! Love that your son knows about it.

  12. Hilarious!

    I tell Ian’s infomercial stories to everyone because I love the stuff he picks up from TV!

  13. Better Cash Cab than some lame preschooler show.

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