Sunday, September 16, 2012

Whistling in the Grocery Store

During one of my summer, kid-escorted trips to the grocery store, I was power walking through the bakery to the checkout line when I heard a wolf whistle.  I looked around.  Where is the jerk that dares to wolf whistle at a woman with three children?  There wasn't anyone around me worthy of such a whistle and I discovered there wasn't really anyone around to perform such a whistle.  So I pushed it out my mind and powered on.  And then I heard it again, coming from right next to me.  Behold!  It was my six year old son trying out the whistle I taught him in jest when he was running around the house in his underwear.  "Uh, Bardo.  We don't really whistle like that in public.  I'll explain it to you later."  Much later, but certainly before you go to middle school.

Fast forward one week.  We're picking up bananas.  I take produce very seriously and was focused on filling that important grocery list.  As I crossed from the tomatoes to the bananas I hear a gentlemen laughing with his daughter.  "Dad, it's that boy whistling the Star Wars theme."  Yup.  Bardo's moseying along, whistling his favorite tunes.  Bardo switches to The Medallion Call, and then the Final Fantasy music.  He's got quite a whistling repertoire.  His whistle has excellent tone as well.  Some kids are piano prodigies, some engineering master minds, and then some natural athletes.  Bardo is a whistler extraordinaire.  This trip I didn't tell him to stop.  I think I'm ok with whistling in the grocery store, as long as he keeps his wolf whistles in the family.

6 comments:

tenacious d said...

It could be a marketable skill. Maybe not scholarship-worthy, but marketable.

Flora said...

Ha Ha! this made me laugh, as we have a whistler in our house too - Miss Lilly LOVES to whistle and has a great ability for it too (when she has all her teeth!) We should get them together for a whistling concert sometime! One of her favorite movies is the new Muppet Movie - we all laughed in the theater when it got to that part where he whitsles for his talent becuase that is so Miss Lilly! She whistles everywhere ... I had a neighbor comment on how she always knows when Miss Lilly is riding her bike (thinking it was the bell I put on it and regreted almost immeadiatley) but, no it was because of her whistling! Love it - especially because I can't whistle at all!

Natalie said...

I noticed he was a great whistler last time we saw you. Those are great stories! I miss you!

Lisa Young said...

What fabulouse list of whistling songs! And what a fun boy!

Prairie Smoke said...

I remember when Orville got detention for whistling in class. You might want to warn Bardo about that.

Prudence said...

I'm jealous, I could never whistle like that! Thanks for this entertaining post!