Sunday, November 08, 2009

Not Me Monday

Please go here to see the latest on Baby Stellan – praying for healing for his little heart and wisdom for his parents and doctors.  Praying for a miraculous outcome.

I’m playing along this week – would be a nice break from not-so-great news, right?

 

After Mr. Daddy did a little victory boogie during and after a certain impressive musical performance, it was Not Me who proclaimed, “It is NOT a dance move to pass gas”.

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And along those lines (living in a house of boys tends to mean crossing that line often)… it was Not Me who was completely confused over my boys laughing uproariously from different rooms in the house.

Apparently it was a three-part act:  Mr. Daddy’s scented musical performance in the living room, followed by Itty Bit giggling loudly in the family room after hearing it, and concluding with Mr. Daddy doubled over realizing what Itty Bit had found so funny.  BOYS.

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And the littlest boy seems to have a bit of trouble with LEMON lately.  It was Not Me who tried in vain repeatedly to correct his enthusiastic, “I DRINK DADDY’S LEMONAPE!”

“Oh, you’re drinking Daddy’s lemonADE?”

“Nope, lemonAPE”.

Not Me who totally missed the irony of a deaf person trying to teach pronunciation.

And of course, he wouldn’t stubbornly call those seedless things “waterLEMONS” now, would he?

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And it wouldn’t be ridiculously poetic timing that my sister just busted up after I committed a rather laughable spoonerism…

How did “tickled pink” come out “pickled tink”???

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Speaking of Itty Bit and edibles… Not My Child who was outside with a cookie, picked up a leaf, got distracted, then took a bite out of the leaf.

Nope…

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And it’s Not My Husband who soooo totally gets me.  Bringing me lunch one day, Not Me who opened the bag to realize that he’d gotten me my requested super-healthy-grilled-chicken-salad, with fries on the side.

Yeah baby.

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I just am out of my element being in a store without a flying toddler.  (Cuz last time it certainly was NOT ME at the department store who had my kid stand on my SHOULDERS to retrieve an errant balloon).  It was Not Me who bumped into someone, then turned to realize I’d just loudly said, “Oh!  Excuse me!” to a mannequin.

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Like I said… shopping by myself is still eventful.  Not Me who found myself in a terrible quandary when an elderly woman walked past me in the store… with a fully unrolled sanitary napkin stuck to the outside of her purse… swinging with every step.

Not Me who actually took two steps forward, two steps back, two steps forward, then finally decided my embarrassment at telling her would save her from further embarrassment.

I mean, what do you do?!?

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Alrighty – that was totally too many Not Me’s!  Here’s to a normal week for once!

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Come back tomorrow for Mr. Daddy’s True Story Tuesday!

17 comments:

Kmama said...

OMG! She seriously had a sanitary napkin stuck to her purse? Oh the humility (and humor). LOL

I paid homage to you in my Not Me! today. ;-)

Foursons said...

Oh my gosh Rachel- this is a doozy of a post today! There was so much going on I just don't even know where to begin to comment! Bawahahahahaha! HILARIOUS!

And what was the old lady's reaction when you told her what she had stuck to her purse?

Susan said...

Thanks for the Monday morning laugh! I can always depend on you to cheer me with the things that happen to you because you have a way of making them seem ridiculously funny. Seriously, you NEED to write a book!

Emily said...

waterLEMON! So funny! My brother used to call strawberries straw-babies!

Kameron said...

I think I would have told her too. I would want someone to let me know..not that I bother with pads, but if there were a tampon swinging from my purse. well, you get it! :o)

Brandi said...

Your life is so boring (and in keeping with the 'not' theme, I really mean wow! how does all this stuff happen to you?!!) I'm curious as well... what did the lady do when you told her? HAHA! Nice of you to tell her, though. SO giggling at excusing yourself to the mannequin! ;)

Stacy said...

You are always good for a laugh! Love your "excuse me" to the mannequin LOL!

Have a great week you two!

pixiedreams8 said...

I find myself talking to inanimate objects all the time, it’s nice to know I am in such good company! HeHeHe!

Sande said...

Ah. It's nice your nice to plastic people ... :}

BTW, speaking of Mr Daddy, how is he after his not so nice season ...

He & Me + 3 said...

You are so funny. Cracking up at your boys. They are a hoot. I love it when they say things incorrectly, because all too soon they will be speaking so well. Love the waterlemons.
Too funny about the ladies purse. So glad you were a good person to tell her.

Life with Kaishon said...

What did she say when you told her about the 'napkin?' That is too funny!

Kaishon and Gary thinks farts are the funniest thing on the planet. They would laugh all night about them if I let them! Silly boys : )

brian said...

I hear ya! How rude of the mannequin to bump into you without it saying "'scuse me!" What a dummy. Oh well, probably a mute point.

Um...moot point? Nevermind...

lifebythecreek said...

You are much braver than I. I would have let that poor woman walk on in all of her glory and then felt bad about it for the rest of the day. I'm sure she was SO grateful to you for sparing her any further humiliation! As for the boys who will be boys.. yeah, they're a real "gas". heh. *ahem* sorry....
I gotta get to bed; I've posted my TST already. Should you want to go ahead and link me up, please feel free; it may be later in the day tomorrow before I have a chance. Can't wait to hear what crazy thing Mr. Daddy has gotten himself into ...

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Lemonape! LOVE IT!!!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

wife.mom.nurse said...

Just love that itty bit :)

Lisa said...

Finally catching up after my time away. LOVED this one! I swear I don't know if I would have had the courage to confront the lady or not. I am glad it was you and not me! lol And dylan at 20 months has been laughing at the passing of gas for about 8 months now.. boys.

And it was NOT ME who just this weekend called "Tinker Bell" TinkLe Bell to a room of roaring teenagers. Yeah. Funny.

Missed you, my bloggy friend. :)

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Itty Bit cracks me up!!! Well you all do LOL!! I glad you told the poor woman!! I wouldn't of had the guts to do it I don't think...