Monday, October 18, 2010

My slightly, mythically obsessed four-year-old

Our family is slightly obsessed with the fantastic singing/dancing/rapping/comedy/movie-making duo called Rhett and Link.  If you haven't seen any of their videos, take a moment to do so now.

I recommend The Facebook Song, The Taco Bell Drive Thru Song, or The ShamWow Song

Now that you know who/what I'm talking about, you need to know that my kids love these guys.  A couple days ago my youngest, the four year old, was asking if Rhett and Link were pretend or if they were in real life. 

Mom: They're real people with wives and kids, just like our family.
Boy2: Do they sing songs all day?
Mom: Only when they're doing it to get ready for a video or to make a video.  But not all the time.
Boy2: Do they live in the same place?
Mom: Well they probably live near each other, but they each have their own houses that their own families live in, kind of like *insert our friends names* live near us but not in the same house as us.
Boy2: Do they live *insert our city*?
Mom: No, they live in North Carolina, which is in the United States
Boy2: Can we go visit them some time?
Mom: Well, we can't just go visit them like we do our friends or cousins.  Rhett and Link don't really know who we are, so we can't just go visit them.  But if they ever come near us, we'll do everything we can to go see them.

Boy2 was satisfied with that answer and that was the end of the Rhett and Link discussion.  Or so I thought.

I booked a hotel room in Niagara Falls this morning because of a sweet promotion that they have going on where I can get a fallsview room for $45.  I went out to tell the kids, knowing that they'd be excited to sleep in a hotel with a pool...

Mom:  Guess what guys.
Kids: What???
Mom: In a few weeks, we're going to be staying in Niagara Falls at...  a hotel!  And it has a pool!!!

The older two had the appropriate response and oohed and aahed.  The four year old, clearly with our two day old conversation in his mind, piped up with, "And we're going to meet Rhett and Link????"

Cue disapppointment.

(Maybe I can appease him with some Phat Dippin' in that hotel pool.)


  1. Hello! I too am a fellow Rhett&Link fan! I saw Link's tweet about this post so I had to click the link and read it, TOO funny! I have a Blogspot too but I don't get on here very often. I followed you on here, I hope you don't mind. You might know my chat name in the the Rhett&Link Kommunity, I'm Mamacitax7. Be well and God bless!

  2. rhett and link ftw! lets go phatdippin!

  3. I saw this from Link's Twitter too! So cute! :)

  4. As a followup to this, I told the 4yo that Link read this and thought it was funny. 4yo then asks, "Are Rhett and Link going to be at the hotel *now*?"

    Still no.

  5. I had never heard these guys before - the Taco Bell song is hysterical :)

  6. Good luck with the 4yo. I am a 56yo, and I frequently ask things like: do you think we will ever get to meet Rhett and Link?