Thursday, September 23, 2010

Max and Ruby's Parents are Dead

Like you, I wondered what the hell?

This my friends is a conversation that my children had amongst themselves. I wouldn't have known about it if my husband hadn't come upstairs and said, "Your kids got problems."

Of course, I wanted to know what would give him reason to say that. Other than the obvious. Because I've come to the realization that my kids have some issues. lol. Not bad ones, but these days they're starting to remind me more of myself at their ages. And frankly that kinda scares me.

But back to the story at hand.

The next words out of my husbands mouth was, "Do you know what your kids are talking about downstairs."

"What," I asked him.

He laughed then said, "Ariana asked Alex where Max and Ruby's mom and dad are."

The two of them were in the middle of watching the cartoon as she asked the question. Now for any of you who don't have kids, Max and Ruby is a cartoon about a brother and sister rabbit. In each episode the sister wants to do some activity but excludes her brother, who by the end of the episode fixes whatever she's having issues with. There however is no mom or dad. Just the occasional visit from their grandmother or Bunny Scout Leader.

Well my oldest daughter Alex looks at her sister and says, "They're dead."

Ariana proceeded to say, "Ohhhh." As if this explained everything. Then she said, "Well what about their grandpa?"

"He's dead too," Alex told her nonchalantly. "He never comes over, so he must be dead."

The entire time my husband is listening to this conversation and trying not to laugh. So when he in turn tells me my first question is, "Why are they dead? Why can't they be at work?"

He says he asked Alex the same question and her response was, "Don't be silly Daddy. Everyone knows they're dead."

I mentioned this to some friends at work and one said she was going to ask her daughter the same question. A few days later she said she talked to her youngest daughter and asked where Max and Ruby's parents where and her reply was, "They're dead Mommy, everyone knows that."

I laughed so hard I almost cried.

Apparently all children know this, but we're too dumb to see it. So to anyone with small children who might watch Max and Ruby, ask them where their parents are. If they say dead, then join the club.



  1. Wow. And here I'm listening to my husband saying Ruby is Max mum.

  2. Wow, I miss my kids at that age. The last meaningful conversation that I had with my eldest is while I was dropping him off at college last week. It consisted of assurances that he would not download a virus onto his new laptop while surfing porn. He chuckled at me and his father and said, 'I'm an expert at this, okay?'


  3. I don't know this cartoon but I like the reasoning that the kids came up with. Thanks for sharing the story.

  4. the logic of children, it's always amusing. sometimes wonder how they come up with it ;-)

  5. Lol I love that! It always frustrates me that there are no parents on that show, dunno why. Though I have to say that googled Uniqua from the Backyardigans the other day.It was one of those night where your to tired to look for the remote so my husband and I were dazed out watching what was left of our sanity slip away with cartoons on, though my girls had been in bed for a litle while. I could not figure out what the heck she was, that bugged me enough to track down my puter and google her. Cheers!

  6. lol..My husband and I have had this same conversation. We know what every other character is, but Uniqua is an anomaly. We think she's an ant. But I just Googled her too and it says she's nothing.

    I'm gonna stick with ant.

  7. See I totally thought she was an Hippo until I Googled her. Who thinks of these things? lol

  8. WHAT?!?!? I think Max needs to beat Ruby's ass one good time but that's off topic. lol


  9. I personally wouldn't put up with it. But if Max is okay with it...what are we supposed to do?


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