Friday, 21 June 2013

Whoopie Cushion Wars ....


Over the last few weeks we have been in the midst of a Whoopie Cushion War in our house
I stupidly got Phantom a new Whoopie Cushion as part of her birthday present 
which has set in motion a chain of events that could be best described as magnificently juvenile
over the years we have accumulated quite the collection of these little pillows of mirth
and the arrival of a new one has sparked a war of epic proportions
 every time you sit down there has been a good chance you will be whoopied
from the car in the morning, to the sofa in the evening, to the dinner table and even bed
no where and no one is safe


It may be childish, but it is all sorts of fun and is nothing new
we have had these wars in the past although after the last one I declared no more
when the poor dog was reduced to a nervous wreck
due to being constantly whoopied and laughed at 
though can I say he is cruising through this campaign with no problem
and even seems to be quite enjoying the soft landings the cushions are providing him

 That aside I take full responsibility for the latest skirmish
I got Phantom a zombie survival kit as part of her birthday present a few weeks back
which included necessities such as
A Walking Dead t shirt, dog tags and fake mustache for camouflage,
 hand wipes because they zombies nasty smelly things
a Rubik's cube lip gloss so she could look both smart and cute at all times
a walking, light up eye ball to act as a distraction in case she needs to make a get away
and of course the whoopie cushion
because I couldn't think of anything funnier than a zombie sitting on a  whoopie cushion


It was a genius present in lots of ways even if it did ignite a resumption of the war
I am the most common victim, well next to the dog, and I was getting a touch tired of it all
until yesterday when I got to take the war to a whole new level
Aimee from Artsyville put me onto an app for my iphone called Whoopie Cushion 3000
and the odds were suddenly tipped in my favour


I shamelessly and mercilessly made use of this gem
 from the time Phantom got into the car at pick up to the tune of a Medium Fart
through to Sinus being greeting home from work with a chorus of noisy farts
I even threw in a couple of belches and a polite fart or two for good measure
it was payback of the highest order and for a brief moment I ruled the Whoopie Cushion Wars  
it is without a doubt the greatest 99 cents I have spent in a long time


Of course by this morning both husband and child have installed the app so my edge is gone
but it was glorious while it lasted
and I have the added bonus of having a light up walking eye ball on my desk to keep me amused while I work on the illustrated journal I have been keeping for
things can't get much better than that on this Paint Party Friday can they....xx

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57 comments:

Molly said...

Ha! "Pillows of Mirth"...Hilarious!!!

JoyCorcoran said...

You, my friend, will never be bored. Thanks for sharing your mirth and giving me a few ideas....

Giggles said...

That's hilarious!! You'll have to blame the barking spiders next time!!!
What a great story and I love love the eye ball...!!!

All always a very fun visit...I even read it to cupcake who was very amused!! We are all that kind of silly around here too!!

Hugs Giggles

minnemie said...

I just really think you need 6 boys to come visit you to add to the fun:-)

Colleayn said...

This is so funny! I grew up with 3 brothers, so I am very fond of Whoopie cushions!

Rita said...

What it would be like to be fly on the wall at your house--ROFL! So funny!! :)

VonnyK said...

Ha ha, the fart will never get old will it. I will be sure NOT to mention the fart app to little miss or I will be subjected to the same horror. My whoopie cushion met with a nasty fate when I used it too much on my dad. I really love your eyeball, that really is cool and a fabulous painting of it. I always know where to come for a good laugh.
Have fun and congrats to Phantom with the maths.
Luv Von

Laurie said...

oh my gosh, hilarious!!!!

Marji said...

Well, first, I think every girl needs a wind up walking eyeball - just because. Not to mention the full sound effects from the new app - which by the way - will make its way onto my phone. Life would be so boring without sound effects :)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

LOL! We've never gotten into the whoopee cushion pranks in my family, but the girls and I do get into laughing hysterically about fart stories. My wife, who's the serious parent, thinks we are incorrigible. As always, I love your ability to interject your beautiful artwork with your antics. Blessings!

Ayala Art said...

I haven't heard -or been a victim of- one of those for decades! :oP
The eyeball is quite the thing! Made me smile :oD

Fran Traina said...

Great post!!! LOL!! I love anything 'magnificently juvenile"! My magnificently juvenile 13 y.o. son has an incredible inner magnet that draws him immediately to whoopee cushions and the like. I must show him this blog post:)
Great 'talking' to you today!
take care Tracey, Fran Txo

Heather Foust said...

OMG!!! What a hysterical post! I know what you are talking about. We went through the whoopie cushion wars in this household too!

Lynn Cohen said...

I'm glad you and the family are having such fun with these silly pillows! Hope the dog survives it all. Am sure he will. It's so good to laugh! HPPF.

Christine said...

Haven't seen one of these in a long time, and cute eyeball too!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I enjoyed your post as always!
Happy PPF!

Patsy Paterno said...

I always get a bellyfull of laughs when I visit you! Patsy from
HeARTworks

miz katie said...

:))) You sure are a fun Mom, Tracey.

Tracey Grgic Potter said...

Hilarious! You are one super cool mum with great gift giving skills, not to mention an incredible artist.

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Hilarious!!! Enjoyed your post... every bit, laughing all the while! I love the way you incorporate everything in your art :)
Love your spirit, Tracey!
HPPF!

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Hilarious!!! Enjoyed your post... every bit, laughing all the while! I love the way you incorporate everything in your art :)
Love your spirit, Tracey!
HPPF!

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

LOL, thanks for a good laugh Tracy! ♥

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Wonderful post Tracey. I laughed out loud at the thought of a zombie sitting on a whoopie cushion!!

sharon said...

Love all of this especially the eyeball thingey. Zombies and Whoopie cushions, hahaha...

Sandra Busby said...

Lol! Sounds like a blast! Happy birthday to Phoebes! We once got Charlie a fart machine for Christmas. It was a contraption that you stuck to the wall and when ever anyone walked past it, it made a farty noise. There were lots of settings too; 'wet fart', 'squeeky fart', 'horsey fart' 'extra long n loud fart'... It was hilarious when the grandparents came round for a visit!! I don't know what ever happened to that machine - probably wore out! Anyway - a very amusing present and a wonderful illustration of events!!

Linda said...

this is hysterical Tracey!!! Fab illustrations! You're life and home are pure FUN :)

Ginny said...

It sounds like there is never a dull moment in your house. The three of you have so much. My grandsons are spending the night tomorrow. Wonder where I could get a whoopie cushion. They would love it.

Love your zombie eye. Just what we all need to have on our desk!

Faye said...

Tracey, your cup painting is beautiful. I'm not ready for a walking eyeball, though, although you really did a great job painting one. Your house must be where all the young folks love to gather since Phantom joins in on the fun. My daughter hated my silliness.

Theresa Plas said...

Crackin UP! Will you adopt me?

WrightStuff said...

OK I so have to get me one of those apps....


~~PS Totally loving the Green Man mug!

alarmcat said...

99 cents?? what a bargain!! i'll have to download that one :)

Carol L McKenna said...

Great sense of humor and wonderful illustrations ~ Happy Day to you ~ ^_^

Kim said...

This is so fun. Love the eyeball!! HPPF!

aimee said...

Glad I could provide! I will see if my kids can dig up an even better one so you can get the edge back in your arsenal of flatulent weapons!

Helen Campbell said...

Oh my goodness! You have such a riot at your house. I love your drawings of your whoopie cushion wars, but the descriptions of it all have me spewing my tea over the keyboard.
Have a wonderful week!

bluebirdslivinginthemeadow said...

ahh you are indeed a girl after my own heart...we have a pair of farting whitie tighties on a key chain that we howl over endlessly whenever it shows up...we also have a gumby (from pokey and gumby) tied to a piece of dental floss that we hang in precarious positions and then we talk like mr bill from SNL when the next person finds it....roiling our hands and saying "mmuuuuwwwahahahahaha" we also have a board covered in nailed on happy meal figures we don't like...i love silly and juvenile and there is not enough of it in the world...happy PPF tracey, love your whoopie humors...tee hee

Anne Manda said...

That moment when you are winning a whoopie cushion war - priceless! :) Great illos! <3

Terrie Purkey said...

What a thoughtful and useful gift. I'm sure Phantom was duly appreciative. Not every Mom understands the nuances of gift giving to a teenager. Your superb drawing to commemorate the beauty of the gifts is truly a wonder to behold.

You rock.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Another hilarious post!
Always sounds like a good fun time at your house! :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Nic McLean said...

I'm not normally a fan of toilet humour but I have to say I laughed as I imagined you all trying to out-fart each other so to speak!! The lengths you've gone to in your bid to get each other is actually hugely impressive! I love the zombie survival kit and am very intrigued by the rubiks cube lipgloss - photos please! Love your illustrations you nailed that gross but slightly cute glowing eyeball!

Netty said...

Terrific post Trace, cheered me up no end, hugs Annette x

Kirstin McCulloch said...

You are with out a doubt the coolest mum ever! The zombie survival kit is so inspired - i may have to pinch that idea for my husband - he is a huge walking dead fan! Although i would leave out the whoopie cushion cause that would irritate me beyond sanity!! Loved reading your post today x

Gloria in CA said...

You make me laugh so much. lol he he heh. Awesome work as always and love your set-up and that whoopie cushion is a riot. I may get one for my husband. he ate beans last night. ha ha.Take care.:)

Gloria in CA said...

but then so did I...LOL

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

So funny your family antics....love your cuppa project....Happy PPF xox

bellefrogworks said...

You are so a woman after my own heart - it somehow seems that our funniest moments at my house have to do with farts and other such bathroom humor! I love to know that there are others who might not be disgusted by our silly humor. Love the painting and the walking eyeball is just perfect. HPPF

Joyfulploys said...

Whoopie Cushion Wars...those are the only kind of wars to have...sounds like you are having great fun!!! Walking Dead fan here too...as well. Your walking eyeball is perfect :)
Mary

Elisa said...

tracey I never heard of a whoopee cushion but i suspect it was one fun one for your family. A cool story of laughter for you guys I must say ;) Fun illustrations too!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Whoopie Cushion wars??!!!! How awesome! Without even knowing you, I KNOW that I would love you and your family! Thanks for sharing this post with us!!!! I love you work, too.

Denise Price said...

What a fabulous (and hilarious) gift idea! Happy week 2 of SOC!

Maggie said...

Oh, too funny!! I love the way you got the upper hand with the Whoopie Cushion App. Sounds like a fun time in your house!
Love your accompanying illustrations too :)

denthe said...

that illustrated journal looks great. Love that eyeball, must give you some inspiration ...

poppylocke said...

Sounds like crazily good fun - I love that the dog gets whoopied xD And what awesome presents you bought!! Cool post and cool art!

Joni Nickrent said...

The phantom strikes! Too funny! Love your art!

missy k said...

Never a dull moment in your house!!!

Thank you for sharing :)

Karen x

Ilona Heimböckel said...

I think we need a whoopie cushion in our house! :D Thank you for yet another of Tracy's everyday adventures. I started what was meant to be a relaxed blog visiting time with smashing my art supply basket on the floor, shattered glass and everything on my sister's floor! A few remains will be removed when I'm finished with the visits!

Have a wonderful week!
Ilona xx

Ritu Dua said...

Your art perfectly compliments your writings...Enjoyed the post to bits :)