Friday, November 23, 2012

Friday Fragments: Thank Heavens!

For Pie...

My contribution to the table yesterday: Pumpkin, Apple, and Chocolate Chess.

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For Little Girls...

The following is a snippet of The Girl's phone conversation with her father the other day, 

"...and Mamma's friend Lawn Boy invited us over on Friday, so we might go there. She met him from Ms. Sarah and he started to mow our lawn on my birthday and then she made me have a party and they all came and then all the boys except...." 

 At which point I gave her The Look and cut her off. She has an uncanny knack for telling stories that are true while leaving out important details.

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The Road Was Open...

The Road off of which we live has been closed for 10 days, forcing us to go way out of our way to get most places, including school. It was supposed to reopen Monday, but that did not happen. We got in the car Tuesday morning and from the back seat, The Girl says, "I hope that road is open or I'm going to have to have a talk with those workers and its NOT going to be pretty!" Where did this child come from? Surely she's not mine?

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It's Her and Not Me

I was on the phone with my sister Evie and she was complaining about the things about pregnancy that no one ever tell you and then went on to explain that her belly button had finally popped and it was so super sensitive her clothes hurt.  I had a flashback that was so vivid, I got totally skeeved, actually shivered, and my OWN belly button started to hurt!  I used to have to put a band aid over it, not so that it wouldn't show, but so that my clothes wouldn't rub against it!  I immediately apologized. I seriously think I'd blocked it out until that moment! 
Mommy's Idea

11 comments:

Keetha Broyles said...

I HATE it when roads are closed for a long time. Sooooo inconvenient!

Wayne W Smith said...

I dislike that too.

Ann in the UP said...

I had to laugh out loud at your daughter's conversation---and her leaving out pertinent details. How true.

I think that's how unpleasant gossip gets started.

Ellen aka Ellie said...

There's a lot we block out about "women stuff," that if people talked about it more we'd 1) know everything is normal, and 2) refuse to procreate...okay maybe not refuse...

Julie Moore said...

Happy Sharefest!

That conversation looked dangerous! LOL Glad you were able to stop it.

Hope your road is fixed soon! I can only imagine how awful that is!

I think we leave out the pregnancy details because either we forget or we don't want other women afraid to have children. Also, not every experience is the same, so...I guess we just want to "wait and see" how they do. I do think that some women though have that "I want them to face it with surprise like I did!" attitude...which is kinda weird, but to each his own. :)

Have a great weekend!

misssrobin said...

I hope your road is open again soon. That is so irritating.

I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

Happy Sharefest.

Nani said...

The street we live on was redone this summer and we had to park on the side street. I didn't,move my car and for half a week it couldn't leave the driveway! (Hubby's car was moved so it was okay) The last couple weeks of the one-week scheduled job took almost a month, my husband was out taking to the workers for an update daily before he went to work. I think The Girl would have been more effective in moving the process along!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love this post! The Girl cracks me up.

Babes Mami said...

My belly button never popped with Nate and hasn't yet with Abby, I didn't realize it HURT!!

Shell said...

I hated that feeling when my belly button popped. though what really freaks me out is when people talk about breastfeeding pain. I involuntarily cover my nipples. LOL

Mrs4444 said...

I don't remember having belly button issues, but I have an inny--maybe that's why?

I suppose it's tough to keep your privacy in that situation. Hopefully, it doesn't cause you too much grief.

Thanks for linking up, as well as for the laughs tonight :)