Now before you go thinking that the Preacher’s Wife has commenced to cussin’, let me tell you the funniest thing.
A friend at church gave my daughter some computer games today and one of them was 101 D-a-l-m-a-t-i-A-n-s. When we got home, I heard daughter saying, “now where did that damnation one go? Mom!! What did you do with the 101 Damnations?”
Don’t get pious on me. You know you think it’s funny.
I normally don’t correct her adorable little mis-speaks but I figured I’d better enlighten her on this one. The thing is when I thought about it, if I had 101 dogs running all over my house I probably would be cussin’. Geesh. Can you even imagine? Who dreams up those Disney cartoons anyway? I would totally not have a problem with letting Cruella take a few off my hands – fur coat or not.
(Don’t email me, PETA people. Just kindasorta jokin, ‘kay?)
Speaking of the little daughter, she pulled a fast one on hubs today. I’ve shared with you the girl has serious clothing issues. Well, this morning I had gone to church to teach the elementary Bible classes we host once a week. Since I have to be there before 8 am, Luke stays home on those days until Girl wakes up. He then gets her ready and brings her to church a little later.
This morning, I had neglected to fold socks out of the enormous basketful that is still sitting in my laundry room (why am I blogging when I should be folding socks?). The hubby decides he isn’t digging through the basket forever to find a match so he grabs two that are somewhat similar. Now, he knows Girl isn’t going to go for the whole socks-don’t-match thing so while she is still half asleep, he hides her face under the blanket and hurries to put on her socks and boots.
Tonight he was laughingly sharing with me how he’d pulled a fast one on her and how incredibly proud he was of himself for doing it. He said, ‘ you gotta see this’ and yells, “GIRL, come in here a minute!” She ran into the room and lo and behold, she was wearing matching socks.
Ya’ll, according to her, once she woke up and got her bearings this morning she actually took her boots off to see what socks her dad had put on her feet. When she realized he’d unacceptably put mismatches on her, she got the pair out of her laundry basket she’d worn YESTERDAY and put them on instead. She put her boots back on and Luke never knew the difference. To which I say,
‘WHO’S YOUR DADDY NOW?’
Oh I am STILL rolling. I kept telling that man-o-mine he couldn’t pull one on The Girl and I think he is finally figuring it out. Somebody please tell me – if it’s like this when she is five, what the heck are we gonna do when she’s 15? Vicki, will you address this anywhere in your Five Conversations book? :)
Okay, so that’s my tale for the day. I’m off to bed early tonight so I can get some good sleep before I hit the road with my new girlfriends tomorrow. I would love your continued prayers for the retreat this weekend. I am completely ready for a God Show.
When she’s 15 (or 12) she’s going to tell you that a Dating Activity that starts with M is “making out” and you will be passed out on the floor instead of ROTF.
That is so funny and I would have loved to have seen the look on Luke’s face when she pulled those boots off! I can tell she is her momma’s girl!!
And I am so with you on the dogs. Except I bet Daisy would not be so interested in the world beyond the gate if there were 100 others to play with.
Have a wonderful, wonderful time, you and Lisa Writes & her girls. And God. We’ll expect a full report. With pictures.
Delightful and charming. This girl will take the world by storm….
What a fun and enjoyable moment to share with me. Love all of you. Lynn
PS. I am worried about 15 too *grin*.
You are cracking me up!
Oh my 7 yr old son can do the SAME thing!
Praying for you~
That’s too funny! I don’t have girls, so I don’t know how they operate, but around here with all boys…they could care less about miss-matched anything!! LOL
I feel your pain. I too have a girly-girl. Where did she come from? I’m not sure. If she weren’t such a triplet of her brothers I might think there had been a mixup at the hospital. I’m a tomboy, I’ve two boys who are obsessed with Star Wars and guns… so where did this pink, princess-lovin’, shoe-collecting, fashionista come from??? *S*
and yes, 101 damnations is too funny! *S* I’ll bet the “‘Tar Wh-res” my 3 yr old son keeps talking about are on the list. *S*
That is funny!!! I have boys and let me just say boys can be as bad as girls where matching is concerned. They come to me to make sure their colors go together. How funny is that?!
This morning I was listening to our bff Beth as she was teaching about Intimate Encounters with God, she said, come expecting God is going to be huge this weekend, H tells us to ask for HUGE things so we will remember what He put on our hearts to ask when He out does us! So, that is my prayer for you all this weekend! May God do more for you all than you have asked and may He blow your minds this weekend.
Okay! I understand all about the girly girl. My oldest is the winner of all. When there 15 the biggest phrase is ” this makes me look FAT”. How can a girl with a tiny waist and not an ounce of fat look fat? Oh you have so much fun ahead.
(don’t tell the girl child that i am 26 and totally wear non-matching socks to work all.the.time) :P
I pray that the retreat is a wonderful time of God speaking through you to impact lives! So jealous–you and Lisa is one place. Would love to meet both of you.
Saucy Girl is 5-1/2 going on 15! She wears. me. out. She is particular about everything. She pulled one on me this year. When dressing for school, I put her in white tennis shoes and socks. When she got in the car at 2:45p she was wearing the red & black plaid sneakers. Huh?? She confessed to sneaking them in her backpack and changing at school.
Yea, we’ve got our work cut out for us. :)
Blessings to you on the retreat! I’m so jealous – time with other ladies & God…nice. But, I am started a bible study next week – Beth Moore’s Stepping Up. YEA!
Sounds like something my 4 year old daughter would do. I selected a white hairbow for her to wear one day, and she told me that couldn’t wear it because white was not in her outfit. So then we had the “white matches everything” conversation.
Oh now that is too funny! Busted, preacher! I must say, I will be hiding my choice of socks from the princess in the near future because at this point the goal is to get two that are similar in color. I mean, I can’t see them why worry about anyone else seeing them?
I have one of those Girls, too. She’s 6 going on 16. And, since she has an older brother and sister (16 and 13), she believes she’s completely mature, knows how to say “whatever” and “who cares” just like the worst of the teens! There’s no pulling anything over on her!
THat is too funny! I love the damnation thing, that was hilarious!
What a stinkin’ funny story. Love it! Luke is in big trouble! We have 3 girls – just pray A LOT! Praying the retreat is a blessing to everyone and God’s presence is made known.
Found your blog through a link on soeone else’s. Love this story. I don’t have any little girls. I have four sons, so I know how clueless men are! It isn’t too hard to pull a fast one on them, but to do so so young! What a hoot! My sock problems involved my oldest who couldn’t stand lines or crinkles or how they felt. It was nightmare when he was little to get ANY on him at all! NOw, at eighteen not so many issues about his clothes! Thanks for the chuckle!
How hilarious! And the thing is, it is only funny because it isn’t happening to ME! LOL
She is so adorable Lisa! and smart! Where did she ever get that from? That is so funny. You need to write that down in her memory book. Hope your weekend is wonderful! God Bless
Lisa…it is funny…VERY funny. I laughed out loud funny.
Now, don’t hate me….and I know you’re busy….but I was tagged—I avoided it all year last year….wouldn’t participate in these, but I felt like I should do this ONE and ONLY meme. So I tag you. And if you have a chance participate…or just hit me. Yes with a ball bat. It’s ok.
Love you girl!
That was too funny :) I hope you have a wonderful time at the retreat this weekend.
Oh the things they can say!! I have a few stories that I shall not put here for fear they may need censoring…but I KNOW there are those moments when you have to right their wrongs.
I pray your weekend is richly blessed.