About eight years ago, when my daughter was 8, she had a class project. She had to build something she could have built in the days of the Pilgrim’s. And she had to do a recorded video sales pitch. Basically, she had to invent something the Pilgrims could use, and she had to sell it with a 60 second video.
Being an involved parent, and someone that enjoys making things, I decided to “help”.
We made a “self-seeding” hoe. Basically a hoe with a large tube on top to hold corn that had a trigger mechanism. You used the hoe to dig a hole, pulled the trigger, and drop corn seed into the hole. No bending over. Saves time. Brilliant. (heh)
This would have been a revolutionary tool for the Pilgrims. I thought this alone would help Lauren get an “A” in the class – but we also needed to sell it… and that’s where I got a bit out of control.
I wrote a script that sounded like something from a RonCo commercial. It was all about my eight year old daughter and her revolutionary hoe.
It ended with my daughter almost screaming, “So if you want the best experience of your life, come on down to Lauren’s House of Hoe’s“.
I knew none of the kids (including my daughter) would get he double-entendre – but I knew the teachers would.
Yes, the Principle called me – but only to tell me that her and the staff laughed so hard at the video that they spewed! They showed the video again at the orientation for the new group of teachers the next fall. For all I know, they still show the video. This was in Hawaii – in 1996. Hard to make good home-made video then. So the quality suffers a bit. But the writing (IMHO) makes up for it 🙂
I have the original video – both the VHS and the (later) digitized version. I don’t plan on sharing it again until my daughter’s wedding. So wait for it – hopefully for a LONG time… but the “Lauren’s House of Hoe’s” video was a hit 8 years ago, and I think it’s still funny today. But my daughter has a different opinion of it – and that is why I am saving it for her wedding 😉