Apparently it doesn’t take much to entertain our family sometimes! While we were in Texas this past weekend we got to talking about the fact that Saturday was the equinox and someone mentioned that on those days of the year is when you can stand eggs on their end. Shanna teaches 3rd grade; she said the 5th graders the day before had been trying to do it at school with the teacher and he told them they couldn’t do it Friday but could on Saturday on the equinox. It was in their books she told us. I’m not sure I’ve ever heard this before, probably because it has to do with science and I like science about as much as I like math and numbers which is zero! So Trent got out a carton of eggs and proceeded to try standing them up……we are easily amused and entertained in our family. 😆

This picture was taken on Saturday, although I didn’t have the date turned on my camera…..he did get 3 to stand up!

I started googling this and mostly what I found was that this was a myth or bad science maybe as some places called it. Some places said that it comes up about once a year or so and some news channel will do a story on it. I also found places that said you could stand eggs up any day of the year, if you had enough patience. Shanna said it was in the textbooks of 5th graders at school! So I don’t know if it’s true or not. We did get eggs to stand on their ends on Saturday, BUT

Notice I got my date turned on my camera before we tried again. Trent got a couple more eggs to stand on the ends on Sunday! We like to have big time fun!

However, this little song Grayson kept singing us over the weekend did entertain us BIG time….we got lots of laughs out of it although we aren’t sure what it actually means. It’s something they must do at his preschool or some routine they have the kids go through. I finally filmed it on my camera and uploaded it, the quality isn’t that good. But here are the things he’s saying in case you can’t hear it:

Thumbs up, elbows back, feet apart, knees together, bottom up, eyes shut, tongue out……..then he goes through some little sing song thing and none of us knew what it was he was doing! But as I said, we get amused easily some days. (I personally loved the elbows back part because he said it in the funniest way with such a drawl, but don’t think I ever got it filmed when he did it)
We heard this MANY times this past weekend!

“Let me entertain you and we’ll have a real good time”

16 Responses to ““Let Me Entertain You….””

  1. Becky Says:

    That is hilarious. Is this the brother of the adorable litte one who does animal sounds?

    Your grandkids have a great future 🙂 And are much loved. How completely beautiful.

  2. Lauren@Baseballs&Bows Says:

    That is a song by Dr. Jean called Tootie Ta! I used to sing it with my first graders at school! So fun!

  3. Gail Says:

    Tootie Ta! Thanks Lauren, that makes a little more sense now!

  4. Southern Girl Says:

    Oh, that was precious! What an adorable Texas accent he has. 😉

  5. Stacy Says:

    What do you mean, you don’t like science and math? Silly Silly Gail 🙂 I don’t think I’ve heard that about the equinox and eggs. Sounds sort of like an urban myth to me. There probably is some physical reason why some of them will stand on end. You need to look that up!

    Too cute of Grayson! I have never heard that song. He’s too cute doing it 🙂

  6. jen Says:

    I hate Math…but really enjoy science…I loved Grayson…..very cute.

  7. Nancy Carson Says:

    Yes it is Tootie Ta and Dr. Jean has many activity songs like this. They are designed to use several area’s of the brain all at one time which is good for language development enhancing the reading process (plus it is so much fun and the kids love it). My Kindergarten kids loved it before I retired. The egg thing… I have always heard it would work only on that day but never tried it. Thanks for trying it and letting us know.

  8. Claire Says:

    I did this song as well but we call it A-Roosta-Sha. I guess to me, you kind of look like a cockadoodledooing rooster by the end! 🙂

  9. Debi Says:

    Thank you, Grayson, for the wonderfully big smile you put on my face this morning!

  10. Bev Says:

    Oh you really got me rolling on the floor. This is just too cute. This, of course, is going to be something that’s really going to embarrass him when he gets to his teens. 🙂

    As for ‘bad science’, I’m pretty sure I read someplace about how even it makes its way into textbooks occasionally. There’s a physics book out there somewhere that mentions the direction of water flowing down a drain is dependent upon which side of the equator one is in. Totally bogus, but hey …

  11. Becky Says:

    LOL! 🙂 that is so adorable and hilarious!!! My little man and I watched it three times and laughed hard! So cute!!!

  12. momma Says:

    I love it! How precious! And your family likes to have big fun like we do around here. 😉

  13. Dawn P Says:

    Oh my gosh how cute 🙂

  14. Lynne Says:

    That was so cute! I never knew about the eggs. I might have to try it. I know there’s some way to tell a hard-boiled egg from a raw egg – something about standing one on end, but I can never remember which! I only know that if you crack an egg and make a mess, it’s raw!

  15. Carrie Says:

    ROTFL! *Elbows Back* …. what an accent!! How precious! I’ve never heard of the egg thing, either! Pretty darn neato!

  16. Dianne Says:

    Am way late here but my gram used to do the stand-up egg thing as well! This brought back memories, and yes, we too were so easily amused. Of course my gram would slip into a little “soft-shoe” dance at the drop of a hat, she kept us in stitches!

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