Well how’s this for a 3-course meal of it?…
1. Yesterday, Natalie kept tossing a hot-pad at me while I was changing her diaper. (Feel free to unsubscribe right away if you are violently opposed to kitchen items being found at random in children’s bedrooms and stuffed animals and library books being found on kitchen floors.) Once it flew past me, and I teased her by saying, “You missed me, you missed me, now you have to kiss me,” and I scooped her up and attacked her with kisses all over her face and neck. She let out this delightful belly laugh that I’d never heard before and it cracked both of us up. I said, “Was that funny?” She sighed and replied, “Yeah, I laughed like a grandpa.” The rest of the day I laughed every time I thought about it.
2. Today, we dropped off a wedding gift at the house of Clark’s Primary teacher. She wasn’t home, so we left it with her little brother. As we walked back to the car, Clark asked where she was, and I explained that she was probably at work. Grant said, “Clark, did you know that some girls go to work?” Clark said, “really?” and Grant affirmed, “Yep, it’s true. Sometimes girls go to work.” (Please be advised that this is observation based on their own reality and not because of some ultra-conservative sexist indoctrination.) Clark thought for a few minutes while he buckled himself into his car seat and then piped up, “I wish mommy went to work so daddy could stay home with us.” I would like to announce that my greatest moment of self-control today was not responding to that comment at all. I did tell Matt later and he laughed (alone) and said it’s probably just because he lets them watch shows all the time. This is not a funny story. Do not say “LOL” in the comments.
3. (Kristina P, you’re gonna love this one.) Remember my brother Greg who won the Cheapest of the Cheap contest in Nashville? I’m quoting here a story his wife Mindy told about the most hilarious thing that happened to him last week on the airplane:
“First of all, the life of Greg pretty much makes me laugh. He is just one in a million…truly! One of my favorite things about him is that he knows/cares very little about famous people. Let me explain. I just got off the phone with him( he is currently heading home from Mexico.)
On his first flight he sat in the very last row of the airplane and started chatting with a lady sitting next to him. They first talked about how the back of the plane smells because you’re right next to the lavatory…:) Anyway, she couldn’t get her new cell phone to work so of course Greg helped her out. Since Greg has been coveting the phone she just bought and is considering getting one for himself, he asked her if he could fiddle around with it for a while. She was more than happy to let him use it.
Meanwhile, he opened his laptop and on his screen saver was a 350Z (a Nissan sports car). She saw it and started talking about how she herself has one and is now wanting to order a 370Z with red leather interior. She also talked about 3 other cars she had purchased in the last year. Since Greg knows everything about cars (since he works with the creation of them)…they had a great conversation. Well, this lady nodded off (in her dark glasses and hair in a ponytail) and Greg felt a tap on his shoulder. The flight attendant asked him, “Would you mind handing me Beyonce’s empty cup?” Greg, still not sure what Beyonce’ even looked like but knew the name, started to laugh inside.
Hilarious! So Hilarious because that’s so Greg. We had a good laugh! I told him he should have sent me a text from her phone(could you imagine Greg/me having her phone number?)…yet he’s (respectfully) too innocent to do that…his wife on the other hand…not so much:) Life is good!”
I told him that when she made the comment about his computer screen he should have said, “If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it.” Am I the only person that thinks that’s funny?