12.06.2007

The Hockety-Bom-Bomb


Maya has so many ways of showing her exuberance and general joy of living and a lot of the time she does that with her amazing vocabulary. She likes words and she likes to know what they mean and she likes to mess around with them. She also like to move. She's got ants in her pants most of the time. One of her favorite things to do is to combine this love of words and movement -- and when she does, she calls it the hockety-bom-bomb. (how do I know how to spell it? I'm guessing!) Instructions? Your hands go in the air, your rear end is stuck out as far as you can get it, and you shake that behind till you can't shake it any more.

Last night Natalie, the kiddoes and I had a fast dinner at Donn's BBQ in our neighborhood. Donn's is not fancy but it's close and the food is wonderful. (you do come away smelling like a smokehouse, but I don't find that to be such a bad thing!) We had our dinner, managed to get the kiddoes to have a few veggies, (despite Maya's protests that the green beans 'had prickles, just like cactus!' -- they didn't!) meats and mac and cheese and then were on our way out the door. I told Maya that she had done a great job on her dinner. Her response? "Well, Grandma, then you should do the hockety-bom-bomb!" (it has been used often as a sort of celebration dance which explains that response).

I was up for the challenge. I stuck out my rear end, threw my hands in the air and did a great version of the hockety-bom-bomb (if I do say so myself!) -- right at the front door where (un-noticed by me - I was busy gettin' down!) several ladies were on their way in. They were very taken with the hockety-bom-bomb and I'm sure would have hung around for a lesson if I hadn't been in a hurry to get the heck out.

Bottom line? Apparently I will do the hockety-bomb-bom anytime I am commanded to. Anything for any one of our kiddoes! Any time. No matter what. (even with a red face!)

14 comments:

Kristi said...

I would love to see your Hockety-Bomb-Bomb, Jan! :) That cracks me up--I love that you two have this little dance and lingo with eachother. What a wonderful relationship.

Seriously, though, I'm expecting to see the Hockety-Bom-Bomb next time I see you--that's a promise :)

Emily said...

Ha ha, I'm laughing so hard I have tears in my eyes. You are an awesome grandma! Please post or have Natalie post a video of you and Maya doing the Hockety-bom-Bomb! Please?! Pretty Pretty please?

Shelley said...

That is adorable! I would have died laughing on the floor to see you do the hockety-bomb-bomb! Love it!

Jori said...

That Maya is growing up so fast! I can't believe how tall she is. Yes we must see this video.

Hacking it up said...

Will you please do the Hockety-bom-bomb dance at my party Sat. night?...That would really make it all complete!

I love that you don't mind doing those type of things...your kids and grandkids will always have such fun-loving memories of you!

hoLLy said...

i love that word! maya always comes up with the most creative and cute stuff! and yes, a video of it would be quite entertaining! post it pronto:)

Natalie Scott said...

I fully expect to se the Hockety-bom-bom in primary this Sunday. You could even get Maya to do it with you! After announcements the floor will be yours.

You're a fantastic grandma...Maya will always adore you.

100 Percent Cottam said...

those ladies were rather amused, weren't they? you can really shake your bootie!

Rebecca said...

This is the kind of thing that I do to fulfill my duties to embarass my kids daily. It's starting to work on Morgan. So rewarding! I love it :) Good for you for being fun!

Darleen said...

you are such a good grandma! it sounds like miss maya is pretty persuasive or just has won the heart of her fun grandma. I love her dynamic personality.

Darleen said...

you are such a good grandma! it sounds like miss maya is pretty persuasive or just has won the heart of her fun grandma. I love her dynamic personality.

Mel said...

I wanna see the hockety-bom-bomb too!! Sounds like quite the little dance. I love it.

Tiburon said...

And where are the pictures of YOU doing the hockety bom bomb?! I think we need those :)

Cammie said...

Shake what your mama gave ya! That's what I always say. You are one hip grandma!