Caption Contest #3

Update: This contest has ended. Click for the winners.

Heavens to Murgatroyd! It’s another caption contest!

Photo of my baby boy lying in a bassinet wrapped in a blanket wearing a cap. He is looking at a rubber chicken lying next to him wearing the same style hat and blanket.

Another photo of my baby boy in the bassinet with a rubber chicken, showing the full length of the two babies.

Photo of my baby boy's feet as he lies in the bassinet. He is wearing crocheted booties while wrapped in a blanket. Next to him are the rubber chicken's feet, also wearing crocheted booties.

Submit your caption for the photos above via the comment form below. The three photos create a scene from my baby boy’s second day of life, inside a hospital bassinet. 

Your caption can apply to one or two of the photos or the whole scene as conveyed in all three images. Your choice. I’m smart. I’ll figure out to what you’re referring.

Be sure to include a valid e-mail address (it won’t be published, but will be used to contact the winners). Enter as often as you like, in the same comment post if you wish.

The contest ends 11:59 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 2008.

Read the contest rules for the nitty gritty.

The Prize:

Photo of the five box set of Bob Books.

Three funny, punny, creative or thoughtful caption submitters will win a complete five box set of Bob Books, the same series reviewed on Thingamababy, the same books my 3-year-old daughter is using right now to learn to read.

When the contest deadline has passed, my wife and I will narrow the captions down to our 10 favorites and the good folks behind Bob Books will narrow it further to name 3 winners of a five-box set of Bob Books.

About Bob Books:

"You’ve prepared your child for reading — refrigerator magnets down low and easy to reach; letter sounds taught. Your child can proudly spell his or her name. Perhaps he can identify the "stop" and "open" signs as you drive in your car. He or she is ready for the next step into reading.

Bob Books was developed as a step-by-step, book-by-book program to guide your child gently through the early stages of reading. Each level addresses a stage in a child’s reading development.

This carefully crafted, simple, and progressive approach to learning assures children success and confidence from their very earliest reading experience. These boxed sets are the bestselling, Bob Books first introduced 30 years ago. They are a time-honored favorite of parents to over two million happy kids that have said "I read the WHOLE book!"

They really are an excellent book series; I’m so glad I found them and that the family behind Bob Books is so nice.

Now, believe it or not, those baby photos were not the reason we packed a rubber chicken in our hospital bag. I’ll tell that little story after the contest is over. In the meantime, get the creative juices flowing and have some fun with your captions…


50 Responses to “Caption Contest #3”

  1. liz says:

    what hatched first: the baby or the chicken?

    April 4th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

  2. Lindsay says:

    OMG! You didn’t tell me there was a chicken in there too!

    April 4th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

  3. Marge says:

    You said it was my day to wear the white booties. I quit and it’s only my second day!

    April 4th, 2008 at 10:02 pm

  4. Marge says:

    You aren’t my long lost twin separated from me at birth? I thought there was something different about you…

    April 4th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

  5. Eric says:

    Man, that’s a pretty bad case of jaundice you’ve got there, buddy.

    April 5th, 2008 at 5:37 am

  6. Patti says:

    Dude, if you’re ever gonna latch on, you’ve got to open *wide* see?

    April 5th, 2008 at 6:21 am

  7. Ticia says:

    I slept with what?

    April 5th, 2008 at 6:22 am

  8. Paul says:

    I get all dressed up for this party and it looks like someone else picked the same outfit. I HATE it when that happens!

    April 5th, 2008 at 6:31 am

  9. molly says:

    “I feel pretty, oh so pretty, I feel pretty and witty and bright…”
    “Dude, can you keep it down? I’m trying to get a bit of sleep around here so I can keep my parents up when we get home.”

    April 5th, 2008 at 6:32 am

  10. Paul says:

    Just when I thought I was starting to get this whole “life” thing figured out …

    April 5th, 2008 at 6:32 am

  11. Tara R says:

    “are you my mother?”

    April 5th, 2008 at 7:10 am

  12. Cindi says:

    I can just imagine your son thinking ” Man, am I glad that we are fraternal twins!”

    April 5th, 2008 at 7:31 am

  13. Amy says:

    Gee, I hope you’re my fraternal twin!

    April 5th, 2008 at 7:44 am

  14. Sara says:

    Your son is thinking, “I’ll bet HE has no problem latching on…”

    April 5th, 2008 at 8:17 am

  15. thordora says:

    …so then she said “no, I’m not warming it up, just shut up, bend over, and we’ll be done soon…”

    “How’s my breath? Srsly…”

    April 5th, 2008 at 9:12 am

  16. Beckie says:

    What do you mean the sky is falling?

    April 5th, 2008 at 9:22 am

  17. Priscilla says:

    Little dude, I keep having these dreams…it’s white, and oval, and you won’t believe WHERE it comes from!

    April 5th, 2008 at 9:39 am

  18. Kathleen says:

    “So….why did the chicken cross the road?”
    “Aww….man….don’t start that already…”

    April 5th, 2008 at 9:40 am

  19. Doralynne says:

    (Set to “You Talk Too Much” by Joe Jones and The Dixie Cups)

    You talk too much you’re putting me to sleep,
    You talk too much, we’ve got booties on our feet.
    You just talk, talk too much
    You talk about the feathers that you miss,
    You talk about roosters that you want to kiss
    You just talk, talk too much


    April 5th, 2008 at 10:17 am

  20. Maria says:

    You just go through the plucker too?

    April 5th, 2008 at 6:53 pm

  21. Lori says:

    Some newborns warm up faster than others…

    April 5th, 2008 at 7:04 pm

  22. Angela says:

    “shhh” Im hiding from the adults as someone mentioned chicken wings.. and you don’t have any teeth!

    I blogged your contest on Prize-A-Tron as well!

    April 5th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

  23. ceis8009 says:

    HOW did you get here?!

    April 5th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

  24. Shay says:

    Oh no, don’t eat me!

    April 5th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

  25. Jenny says:

    You are in my dance space- this is my dance space and there is your dance space

    April 5th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

  26. Milk Mama says:

    Now we know the answer to that age old question… The chicken came first!

    April 5th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

  27. Jessie R. says:

    Ohhh my gosh! I cannot believe this is my brother!! NURSE come take him away! He needs to go back where he came from now!

    April 5th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

  28. Marianne O. says:

    For maximum impact, kid, try yelling with your head thrown back and mouth WIDE open…

    April 6th, 2008 at 2:52 am

  29. Danielle says:


    April 6th, 2008 at 5:10 am

  30. jennifer bowen says:

    what is the world was that? now i have seen it all.

    lol any way i really love to try and win this thanks

    April 6th, 2008 at 7:00 am

  31. addy says:

    Just be glad they aren’t your parents….they have a strange sense of humor…

    April 6th, 2008 at 7:15 am

  32. addy says:

    Beanie hat 10 dollars, labor and delivery 3000 dollars, fake chicken 8 dollars, scarring your child for life…..priceless…LOL

    April 6th, 2008 at 7:19 am

  33. Eric says:

    It’s called a “photo opportunity.” Get used to it…. your parents are going to be doing it to you for a long, long time.

    April 6th, 2008 at 7:27 am

  34. diane says:

    Could I please check your ID band?

    April 6th, 2008 at 8:13 am

  35. Jessamyn says:

    So that explains all of the chicken feed cravings I was having!

    April 6th, 2008 at 9:07 am

  36. Julie Mead says:

    I totally did NOT see that bird in there.

    April 6th, 2008 at 9:31 am

  37. Mary @ Adventures in Mommyland says:

    Chicken little! The sky is falling!

    great giveaway, thanks!

    April 6th, 2008 at 9:54 am

  38. Lisa says:

    If we’re twins, I hope I’m you’re the ugly one

    April 6th, 2008 at 9:56 am

  39. Bev says:

    This guy is in serious need of some Listerine.

    April 6th, 2008 at 10:50 am

  40. Jean says:

    It’s like I’m looking in a mirror.
    A fun house mirror!

    April 6th, 2008 at 12:32 pm

  41. Marci says:


    April 6th, 2008 at 1:52 pm

  42. judy brittle says:

    i wanna worm,wake up i said i wanna worm,-ahhh i guess warm will do.

    April 6th, 2008 at 1:52 pm

  43. izzyroo says:

    “You could be happy here, I could take care of you. I wouldn’t let anybody hurt you. We could grow up together, E.T.”

    April 6th, 2008 at 2:22 pm

  44. Ashley says:

    Number 1:
    “Gee Wilson, what do you want to do tonight?”
    “Same thing we do every night Clucky, try to take over the WORLD”

    Number 2:
    Wilson: “You looking at me?”
    Chicken: …
    Wilson: “I said, are YOU looking at me?”
    Chicken: …
    Wilson: “I’m TELLING!”

    April 6th, 2008 at 2:24 pm

  45. Heather says:

    My Dad the jokester!

    April 6th, 2008 at 3:12 pm

  46. Alison says:

    The Smith Family had reason to believe that one of their twins was switched at birth, but there was really no way to be certain.

    April 6th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

  47. Cheryl English says:

    “Hey, are we related to Colonel Sanders from KFC?”

    April 6th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

  48. Chief Family Officer says:

    Dude, does *every* hospital use the same hats for newborns?!

    April 6th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

  49. Jenna says:

    I bet I whipped this yellow guy on the Apgar scores.

    April 6th, 2008 at 10:11 pm

  50. Danielle S says:

    If you do this with your mouth, your mommy will feed you and you’ll get rid of those little chicken legs!

    April 6th, 2008 at 10:11 pm