Viag-ara Falls

Last night, I was at Audrey’s home. Her 3 youngest guys were sound asleep, but William (4) was wide awake and asking to come sit with us and watch “a little tv,” as he put it.

Well, television at night means interesting commercials; not the bells and whistles songs and dances daytime kids’ advertisements. Wait… I take that back. There is the one with the sort-of Elvis ring to it. You know the one. Sing along. Viva, Viagra.


All of a sudden, William became very inquisitive about this commercial and said, “Grandma, are they singing about Niagara Falls?” (William is fascinated with geology and cool stuff like Niagara Falls.)

“Um. Not really,” I said, trying to figure out how to answer the next question.

“But they’re singing about Niagara,” he said.

“Well, Honey,” I answered, “they are singing about medicine for grown ups. It sounds like Niagara, but it isn’t.”

He listened more carefully. “What is Viag-ara? Is it another waterfall?” he asked.

I thought about this for a moment. Then I answered in my best grown-up voice, “Yes, Honey. Viag-ara is all about another kind of, ahem… waterfall.”

William seemed satisfied with my answer. I just hope he doesn’t ask me to find Viag-ara Falls on one of his maps anytime too soon…

Viag-ara Falls was last modified: February 9th, 2010 by Sharon Couto
SHOWHIDE Comments (8)
  1. Ha! That is too funny. I’m not looking forward to the day that Luke asks those questions… I just hope I can handle it as smoothly as you.

  2. The humour is real but sadly so is the commercial, and not only at night when kids”aren’t watching”. I believe America is one of only two countries that allow drugs commercials on TV. As a parent you might be making a good choice of a TV show to watch with your child but you can’t choose the commercial, then slam bang there it is. …If it last for 4 hours call the doctor!

  3. OMG is this ever funny! This is the best yet. Now I have that tune in my head. By the way, if you can’t find those garden gloves in your area, let me know and I can send you a pair or give them to you in July in Chicago!

Viag-ara Falls was last modified: February 9th, 2010 by Sharon Couto