Wednesday, March 01, 2006

A PINCH AND A PUNCH FOR THE FIRST OF THE MONTH ....

Where I live, this is a common custom, particularly with the kids, where on the first day of the month they try and sneak up to you and call out these words, whilst actually doing the actions (hopefully not too hard !!) ... adding afterwards "No Returns", so that you cannot do it back !!! Those who are fast thinkers often respond ... A FLICK AND A KICK FOR BEING SO QUICK !!!

Do you do this where you live ???

24 comments:

Devil Mood said...

No, I had no idea. Be careful! :)

Meow said...

Hi Devil Mood ... It was quite funny, my hubby and I snuck up on our daughter, and beat her to the punch (so to speak) !!! Of course, we didn't do it hard ... just a gesture, really, but boy was she annoyed that we got in first !!! Have a great day, Meow

Madi said...

You got me. I quite forgot the date. Now I'll have to say it to someone else. Trouble is there is no-one til the end of the day when they all come home and then they'll get me :-)

Meow said...

Hi Madi ... You could always email it out to people, and get them that way !! Have a good one, Meow

Dick said...

That's a new thing to me! I don't think I will participate as very few here would be familar with it and I might get pinched (or punched!) back harder than I did it to them.

There probably are a lot of different customs in the various parts of the world that we never know about. Now if it was a kiss...

Michelle said...

"A" got me this morning, but i got her back and told her "It's opposites day" ...hehehe so she got the pinch and punch!

Meow said...

Dick ... we could change it to "A Kiss and Punch ..... Just for you !!

Michelle ... yay, I've gotta remember that one !!!

Have a great day, meow

Cathy said...

I have never ever heard of this. I am glad you mentioned it now because tomorrow is the first and I've not missed the opportunity! I'll be trying it with my son for sure! :)

Meow said...

Cathy ... It is so wierd that it is Tuesday already here, but you are not there yet !!! As with yesterday's post, I should have done it late tonight, our time, so that it would be first thing tomorrow your time !!! Have fun, take care, Meow

DayByDay4-2Day said...

No, never heard of that, however we do a few things like....

when we see a voltzwagon bug we say slug bug not slug bugs back and sock some one in the arm.

If two people say the same thing at the same time we say Jinx.. then the person can't talk until someone says their name.

DayByDay4-2Day said...

I was just thinking that pinch and a pkoe is an awfully mean joke!

Meow said...

DaybyDay ... we do the Jinx thing, too. The other person can't talk until their name is said twice !! When we se a VW bug, we say "Punch Buggy", and then punch someone in the arm .... how silly !!!
Pinch and poke, awfully mean joke ... that's good !!!!
Have a great day, take care, Meow

Neo said...

Meow - We used to have "Punch buggy bumpers." You said this when you saw a white (pick a color voltzwagon)

Man that used to smart!

Peace & Hugs,

- Neo

Meow said...

Neo ... all those childhood games ... I think I ran around with permanently punch-bruised arms !!!
Have a great day, take care, Meow

Badoozie said...

um,,,,,,,,no. we don't. but now we are!!!!

Meow said...

Yay, Susie ... you can start a new thing !!!! Have fun, Meow

Da Gal said...

Hmmmmm now that is something new. I might have to try that one out tomorrow - although I am not exactly quick on my feet so I better be prepared to defend myself.

=)

Meow said...

Msmegnolia ... oooh, be really quick !!!

True Blue Guy said...

You do this every month ???? :-D - This is the first time i've ever heard of this !

cheers

Meow said...

True Blue Guy ... yep, every month. It's really quite silly, but the kids get a good giggle out of it !!! HAve a great day, Meow

DayByDay4-2Day said...

Do you do April fools day?

kyahgirl said...

Hi , I've never heard of this Meow! Its so interesting to learn about other country's customs. Especially the kids games, they seem to stay on forever!

jay are said...

never heard of it!! The closest we come (in sunny California, US) is pinching people on St. Patrick's Day if they aren't wearing green....Yours is great. We'll see if we can start a new custom...

Meow said...

DaybyDay ... yes, we do Aprils Fools Day, but I am never clever enough to come up with something original.

Kyahgirl ... kids have some incredible things, and it is fun when they do the same sort of stuff we did as kids.

Jay ... never heard of pinching anyone of St Patricks Day. With this one, though, it is fun trying to beat your kids at it ... they get most annoyed when you do. It's quite silly, but a lot of fun.

Thanks for your comments. Take care, have a great day, Meow