History repeats itself


Yes that´s me.
Wayne Campbell was my style inspiration. I never missed an episode of “Saved By The Bell” and I was a joke machine.

Telling jokes was my thing, I did it at the bank, at the grocery store but mostly at home to my family until their ears bled.
I told them about the nun, the dutch and the squirrel in the pajamas. I told them about the tomatoes that crossed the street, the duck that crossed the street and about how they all got run over. I told them how to tell the difference between a mailbox and a cow. I told them 700 “Knock knock” jokes. And just as many jokes about blondes, Norwegians and Germans.

Today I´m in my 30´s and I kind off grew out of it.
My daughter Viola is 8. Her style inspiration is Kurt Cobain. She never misses an episode of  “A Dog With A Blog” and she is obsessed with telling us about funny cat-videos.

She follows us around the house telling us about funny cats she´s seen on youtube. She tells us about the one in the aquarium, in the bathtub and about the one in the fridge. She tells us about wet cats, mad cats and dancing cats. How one cat made a funny face. How one smiled. How one turned its head and looked really really evil. She tells us about cats who massage and hug other cats and also about the ones who attack. She tells us about cats freaking out over toasters and popcorn machines. And she tells us about 700 videos of cats falling asleep in weird positions.
“Mom the cat fell asleep hanging from a clothes hanger, can you believe it?!” she says laughing.


All of a sudden I hear myself say:
“Why don´t you go outside and see if there is any mail in the mailbox” And I swear to God I sound just like my mother!




Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

April 10, 2014 at 13:48

Hahaha hahaha sjukt kul. Glöm inte dina Pekka-historier. Har en på kassett där du drar ett Pekka-skämt sen säger du. Skicka era roliga historier til “Pekkas television. Pekka pekka pekka. Sveriges television. Pekka pekka pekka, pekka pekka pekka.” På finländsk brytning förstås. :)

Jenny Brandt
April 10, 2014 at 13:54
– In reply to: Alexandra

visst ja. =)
det minns jag. hah

Jenny Brandt
April 10, 2014 at 14:33

…. about kurt cobain. Yesterday we went to buy milk. Jens and I pointed out to viola that her style of clothes was very “grunge” she said:
“What is that?”

“You know that guy Kurt Cobain and that band you asked about the other day….”

“Oh really ,so you´re saying I look like I´m about to shoot myself in a green house, nice”

April 10, 2014 at 21:24

What goes around comes around….ha ha ha ;)

April 11, 2014 at 20:20

Oh, I LOVE THIS! And, that’s totally the only way to go forward through the day with our two oldest, right now, too! 11 and 12. … I’m not sure it if’s good or bad that I don’t have a copy of the photo from the Christmas I got the best presents ever: Fonzi socks and cowboy boots which I liked to wear barelegged! … I know can see that it just must be sign of creativity! Happy Weekend!

Jenny Brandt
April 13, 2014 at 00:27
– In reply to: gina

Haha Gina!

Sound really awesome!

April 13, 2014 at 21:52

En un lugar muy lejano, llamado Chile, también hay un niño de 9 años obsesionado con las locuras de los gatos en youtube. Me cuenta las historias como si las estuviera viviendo. Fue tanto. Que ya tiene un gatito de mascota. Todos los niños disfrutan con lo mismo. Aunque nos separen continentes.
Saludos y felicitaciones por la página.
No me la pierdo.

Patricia Pinto
April 16, 2014 at 23:39

Viola probably knows him already: MARU, the greatest cat on Youtube.

Jenny Brandt
April 17, 2014 at 15:20
– In reply to: Patricia Pinto


I will tell her. Mjauuuu