A few weeks ago, my sisters and I were driving to our cousin's house for a family function. I sat in the back of the mini-van with my nieces and nephews. At one point, we drove by a church which someone in the family had been married in this summer. My nephew, who is six, looked at me and said, "you're going to be next. I just know it."
I asked him what kind of man I should marry. We've had similar conversations before, but this one had some great points I have to share. The other kids piped in a little too.
E (nephew, 6): "He's going to have big muscles and laser eyes. And he's going to be able to fly."
P (niece, 8): "He's going to be handsome."
S (niece, 4): "And he's going to be a vampire."
P: "You're gonna kiiiiiiissssssss."
E: He's going to have hair like this (makes his hair into a fauw-hawk).
That was was a few weeks ago. Today, we all got together for a family birthday party. My nephew and I were chatting and we had this conversation (keep in mind, he's six):
E: "So have you found him yet?"
Me: "Found who?"
E, looking at me knowingly, "You know.... muscles!"
Me: "Oh, you mean my husband? No. But I'm trying."
E: "If you don't get married, no kids."
Me: "I know, that's why I want to get married."
E: "How old are you?"
Me: (I tell him)
E, looking nervous, "Oh no! You're supposed to get married when you're 20!!!"
So, I guess I'm doomed. No vampire with a faux hawk for me.
And now I'm about to show you an amazing gem one of my sisters found while looking through an old box of photos. I won't say who I know in this picture, because they might kill me. BUT, I will say this: I don't know either of the kids in black face. And that's what really matters here.
This was probably taken in about 1990 or so, which makes it truly astonishing! I thought we knew better by then!
I have been laughing (a shocked, horrified laugh) every time I've seen this. It had to be shared.
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