Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Are you serious?

This week has been a little crazy for me. Meetings, doctor's appointments, laundry, housework, did I mention laundry? I love all that I do and all that I am involved in but as with anything, life can get a little overwhelming sometimes. It's in those moments that I think my Creator decides to send a little humor to my life to make sure I'm still on my toes.

This week at our MOPS meeting (Mothers Of PreSchoolers) things were a little crazy. Our table was scheduled to bring food so I got out of bed really early. I am also the coordinator for Moppets, this is the childcare portion of MOPS. Now this is a really important job, if I do say so myself. I am responsible for all the kids and all that this entails:
  1. What they are going to learn?
  2. What are they going to eat for snack?
  3. How to get them surgically removed from their mom's leg.
  4. How to remove first time moms from their children and assure them that little Johnny really will be okay for a couple hours.

As I said this is a tough job! Well, on meeting days I am busier than a one legged man in a butt kicking contest. (work with me here, just picture it) This week to add a little stress to the recipe, I had a couple teachers that were out for different reasons. So, I was a little taken back when a mom finds me in the hallway and says to me, "Was that your husband on stage this weekend?"

On a side note, Other Guy is a singer. Not just a run of the mill singer, I mean a real singer. The kind of swooner that makes you weak in the knees. He majored in music in college so I'm not just bias!

Back to the story, I looked at her and smiled and told her yes. And then I prepared myself for some really nice compliment about other guy. After all I'm used to it, he is a great singer. However, I was not prepared for the next statement to come out of her mouth. "Did you know that he could sing that way?" I had to suppress a smile. All the sudden the little devil and little angel pop up on my shoulders. The dialog went something like this:

  • Devil: Are you kidding me...did she really just say that?
  • Angel: Awww, isn't she so cute?
  • Devil: Come on, let's say something clever like, "Noooooo, are you serious? The man I have been sleeping with for almost eight years is a fraud. How could he keep something like that from me?
  • Angel: Now, let's be nice. It's a legitimate question. Some people don't know EVERYTHING about their spouses.
  • Devil: Pppppllllease, let's say something really, really funny. I'm dying over here!
  • Angel: Well, if you must say something funny, let's at least compromise and keep it nice!

Let's just say that the Angel won out because I just looked at her and said, "yeah, I think I might have known something about it. He's really good, isn't he?" She smiled and said yes and then added the comment that I have heard over and over for years, "he's pretty cute, too!" Oh no, here they come again...and so goes on the battle between good and evil!

Peace Out!

(On a side note let me just add that I don't believe this person reads my blog, but should she come across it one day, know that you are precious to me and I truly appreciate you adding some humor to my very hectic morning. You were part of God's plan to calm me down!)


Blogger Ben said...

I agree....he is pretty cute.

8:41 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Garshk....I am blushing...I never knew I had so many fans...(I'll be at the front entrance on Sunday signing autographs for 5 bucks a pop) Thanks for the comments

Ps I think you are cute too, Ben...Uh Marie

9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think other guy's pretty cute too; but don't tell him I said so, he already has a big head....I can say that, I'm his Mother....

Marie, you are too funny..Isn't it awesome that God provides us with a sense of humor when times get rough. A sense of humor has always helped me.

3 more days!

11:55 AM  
Blogger Addie said...

I've even heard of Brian being referred to as "Mr. GQ"! Whoo-whoo!

I'll tell you who I think is cute ... that guitar hottie named Ben! Whoa Baby! ;-)

2:00 PM  
Anonymous tracie said...

sorry all, mine is the best... I would be more than happy to let the other guys come in a close second...

9:57 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

Sweet Banner!!!!

11:01 AM  
Anonymous casi said...

Whoa!! Back up!! No, a little further... almost there. Okay, good. Let's tell the truth here. First, don't be fooled - I was the devil on her shoulder. Marie was just trying to be nice and not identify me. It's okay Marie. Sooner or later they're all going to find out that I'm the evil twin. Secondly, Brian? Cut the crap. (oops, can I say "crap" on a Christian blog? Evil twin, remember?) You only blush when you stick your foot in your mouth..or get caught at something. However, as your newly appointed manager you should at least charge 5.50 for the autographs. If you wear your "you-know-what's-in-the-box-hidden-in-storage" charge 6. (Sorry, couldn't resist. I was really trying to be know how hard that is for me!) Well, I've probably done enough damage for now. Except - I do have to add that Jonathan doesn't have a musical bone in his body. God forbid if the man ever got on stage and tried to sing or play the guitar. But I do get all flustered when I see him in his football pants.


7:10 PM  
Anonymous Shannon said...

Brian can sing? All I rememeber is it making me cry... you can decide whether it was because he was good or bad! Love ya~

12:38 PM  

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