If you’ve ever hung out with the Fick brothers, you know that it’s typically a quote fest laced with Seinfeld, Disney or Arrested Development quips and a lot of loud laughing. It took me awhile to get used to when I was present to the full quoting force of Dave and his brothers, and even now I’m able ask them to quit it when they become a bit too similar to Jack Black’s obsessively specific quoting in High Fidelity
Now that Reuben is getting older, it looks like he’s acquired his uncles love of quoting to express himself. A couple weeks back we watched Toy Story 3 together- though he’s seen it before, he thought Buzz’s line “quiet down musical hog” when the toys are in cages and Ham is playing a harmonica was especially funny. He also quotes Gru from Despicable Me with his catchphrase ”lightbulb!”when he thinks he’s being especially clever.
The other day Reuben was in his room quietly playing with megablocks and I was resting trying to get over the latest cold that commonly plagues me these days. Sadly, this pregnancy is similar to my last one where I caught a cold almost every other week. Dave was hammering something downstairs & it was getting pretty loud- though Reuben wasn’t even near Dave when the hammering was happening he loudly shouted “quiet down musical hog!” I’m guessing that when his baby brother arrives this summer we’ll be hearing a lot of that line when Reuben is frustrated with the loud crying of an infant. I’m also guessing that we will hear a lot more quoting between brothers when baby brother Fick is old enough to talk.