January 15, 2008

She-Ra and the Evil Horde

I needed a break for the sickeningly sweet Disney princess play that my toddler Pixie has been obsessed with for a year. If I had to hear about her "woodland friends" one more time I was just going to lose it. My solution? Last week I started showing her the old She-Ra shows and running around the house with her and our pretend swords engaging the Evil Horde in combat. She quickly became obsessed with this power 80's mentality and is now the valiant rebel leader from the Whispering Woods with a warrior attitude.

Pixie's friend is over for a playdate today. Like most other three year olds, she came in full princess wear and wanted to play Cinderella. Instead, Pixie instructed her in the art of She-Ra and in no time the two of them were running around hiding and plotting against the Horde. But there's a problem. Her friend's linguistic skills are lacking. She's been yelling all morning, "Let's destroy the evil whore!" "I'm hiding from the evil whore." "The evil whore is after me!"

Her mother comes to pick her up from the playdate in just over an hour. I have that much time to teach her how to say "horDe" with finesse so I don't lose yet another reliable playdate. That, or make them play princess again. But I just can't go back to Disney. In the toss up between Snow White's woodland friends and She-Ra's evil whore, I'd take the whore any day.

16 comments:

Annie said...

I think "Whore Destroying" is a very valuable life skill. Once that is accomplished you can move on to something even more difficult to master "Crack Whore Destorying." And then, of course, the most heinous of them all, "Assistant Crack Whore Destroying." She's the trickest of them all because she pretends not to be in charge.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Toma-toe, tom-ah-to, whore, horde, it's all good.

Teah said...

haha. ha. ha.

ha.

Bogart in P Towne said...

Very nice...reminds me of my Goddaughter not being able to say "bomb" as in "Bogart's the bomb" or as she said "Bogart's a bum".

Nice blog by the way.

Heffalump said...

I don't know...maybe her Mom is a blogger and by teaching the kid to say Horde instead of whore you are robbing her Mom of a great blog opportunity to talk about how her daughter learned about Whore destroying when she went for a play date.

emmy said...

You are tooooooo funny! I agree with Annie.

Caroline said...

It's all good. Some of us even have our kids repeat words we know they can't say, on camera, just so we can laugh. "Say, fire-truck!"

Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

Jamie J said...

That's hilarious! And Caroline, I'm ashamed to say we did that with our little girl a few weeks ago with "popsicle". She couldn't say it for the life of her! LOL

Amy said...

As long as she's trying to BEAT the evil whore rather than trying to BE the evil whore, I think all will be well.

Beautiful said...

That is so funny! It reminds me of my niece when she was younger. Her best friend was Nicolas but she couldn't pronounce the nic, so instead she pronounced it with a D. We would laugh everytime. Great blog!

Chris & Allie said...

It's kinda like the 4th of July parade, when every time your daughter sees a flag she says in a very excited, LOUD voice, "ders anuner fag!" That's a lot of fags.

Karen said...

Most whores are evil, I'd suspect, and would need taking out. Surely the mom would understand, and laugh. I know I would. It's just plain old funny if you ask me!

Michemily said...

Holy cow, I am not going to forget this one.

wynne said...

Now I know who to call the next time the "evil whore" is after me...*snicker*

Good ol' She-Ra. Been a long, long time since I thought about her. Didn't she...er, ride a unicorn or something?

Hollywood said...

Actually it was a Pegasus named Spirit. The Pegasus has a really creepy deep voice though and I always feared he was going to do She-Ra some terrible ill.

Anonymous said...

My daughter did the mispronunciation of truck as well! LOL you are hilarious!

PS FOR THE ALLIANCE! jk