January 25, 2007

My Son is Smurfy!

A while back, my parents brought down a load of books they were clearing out. In amongst everything else were three Smurf comic books that once belonged to my little brother. The seven year old has not just read through them, but they have become the newest obsession for an obsessive kid.

Forget dinosaurs, Sandra Boynton, Legos, the Bangles and all his other previous loves. Right now it's the Smurfs. Until I wowed until I wowed him with my mad YouTube skillz and pulled up a Smurf cartoon, he hadn't even seen one. He got interested from the comic books alone. And now he creates new Smurfs and writes Smurf stories whenever he gets the chance.

He even made himself a giant paper Smurf friend (although I hear frequently that this Smurf is larger than life, because a "real Smurf is only three apples tall").

Add to the Smurf craze that we just watched The Princess Bride as a family movie recently, and you get a crazy child running around saying, "Hello! My name is Inigo Mon-smurfo. You smurfed my father. Prepare to smurf!"

What they can't figure out is the proper response to "No more smurfs and I mean it!"

Would that be (a) Anybody want a smurf? or (b) Anybody want a peanut?

I'm inclined to go with (b), but (a) seems some what logical under the circumstances as well.


I loved the Smurfs! How smurfy for you!

Posted by: Frazier at January 25, 2007 05:41 PM

The smurfs were a childhood favorite of mine, but not to that extent. It may be a good thing for him being engrossed in this, he might become a artist or animator someday. You just might want to restrict him showing his passion at certain times. I hope this helps.

Posted by: Antione at January 26, 2007 12:25 AM

Yes, I'd like a peanut.

[Be sure to save some video of oldest boy going smurf-crazy. It may be useful for blackmail in the future, or perhaps whatever girl is lucky enough to marry him (someone like his mom) would appreciate a blast from the past.]

Posted by: Marc V at January 26, 2007 11:08 AM

http://qtpies7.blogspot.com/2006/11/little-boy-blue.html Here is my son's smurf story! We went to Smurf/Wallaby Park in France when he was 2. And they weren't 3 apples tall there! LOL They were bigger than me!
Later I will have to blog about my former neighbors and the tree incident. It was forever scary and laughable!

Posted by: Lisa (qtpies7) at January 26, 2007 07:01 PM

LOL, that is too cute.
I use to love the smurfs. I dont' think I had any toys or books of the smurfs but I loved the cartoon and use to watch it all the time.
Sort of odd that all the other toys I use to love growing up are back, strawberry shortcake, My little ponys, cabage patch dolls, Holly Hobby. WHY not the smurfs??

Posted by: KC at January 27, 2007 08:45 PM

How cute!
The Smurfs really were an imaginative cartoon, more fairy tale than toys-marketed-as-shows. Or is that a grown-up rationalizing 80's nostalgia?

Posted by: Meredith at January 31, 2007 11:51 AM