Saturday, October 25, 2008

Update: Family Jewels

First of all, if you just dropped in here for the 1st time, skip this and read yesterday's post because I'll never be that clever again. Ever. I think it was the espresso or God helping me be funny. I don't think He usually helps people be funny, but because I was having a dry spell, I think I got a special dispensation of wit. And just because I said that, He probably won't dispense it again until, Oh, say, Haley's Comet comes back around.

Anyway.

I'm off doing something special tonight in 'Nap Town [IndiaNAPolis] with my husband, 15 year-old daughter and four of her friends. That makes five teenaged girls.

Jorge asked if I needed any special preparations for the excursion because he had the day off yesterday while I worked, so I requested the installation of a Plexiglas shield between us and the sweet [giggly, loud, singing] teenage girls in the van that I could control like automatic windows.

Curiously, the daughter, overhearing the joke, looked all deadpan at me and said, "Funny. I'd like that, too."

Ouch.

Sarcasm. It's a family jewel.

23 comments:

Esthermay Bentley-Goossen said...

You are so dead on with caveat. Not even close to yesterday’s funniness. . . . at loss for words to comment.
* ~ ~ ~ thinking ~ ~ ~
OK . . Yes. Here we go:

Sarcasm: (def.) opposite of an intended meaning, sneeringly, slyly, jest, mocking a person, situation or thing, verbal irony to insult or wound.

So, curiously, daughter does not desire the plexiglass at all!
She LOVEs you and your intelligent car conversation.

You are blessed!

Dena @ Green Acres said...

Having gone through twin daughters, we always had a van full of giggly, singing, laughing, LOUD talking teenage girls everywhere we went. Leave the plexiglass out and enjoy the noise. Now that my girls are gone, our vehicles are very quiet, and it's amazing how much I miss the fun noise.

Tabi said...

That is too funny!! Oh, how I dread those days! I am still completley loved at this point! Yesterday's post was just pure greatness!!

Chel - An Abiding Branch said...

I think that is our treasure trove as well. You sound like my daughter and me, she is 15, 16 in Dec. (sigh)

I'm feelin' ya!
Chel

btw, my daughter loves your stuff!

Brenda Susan said...

Ha, what is it about the age 15 that makes it the perfect age for "deadpan" or dry wit? Boys & girls I guess, I only have guys in my house.

Kathy said...

Ouch! That is too funny! I have all boys and I can see this happening in the next few years. :)

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

A family jewels title following an E.D. post.

I was right before. Erma is back!

Joyfulsister said...

Linda..
Please come over when you can, I want to share two special awards with you..
Hugz Lorie

RissaRoo said...

What, are you kidding? I'm *certain* God helps people be funny...well at least I'm sure that He helps me *maintain* a sense of humor at times. But as for you, you've got that gift of humor that really IS a jewel...a good laugh is priceless! Glad to hear it's been passed down to your daughter. BTW, I think my face muscles are sore from laughing so hard at yesterday's post. And thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind words!

Becky said...

Oooo...snap*

LOL, I'd like Jorge to come do the plexiglass install in my van next please.

Greg C said...

It runs in my family too. I love the plexiglass idea. I would go one step further though and pull them in a wagon or one of those drag behind campers.

Heth said...

Hope you had good times!

Dang, that lady's hair in that photo is super cute.

Rachel said...

Oh teenagers. They're just so witty sometimes. :)

Mocha with Linda said...

You mean they still make noise and communicate in voice? Accordig to my friend, her kid just sits in the backseat with her friend and they text ezch other. Blows me away that they do that, but I guess that's today's equivalent of the plexiglass!

Merrie said...

OOOOOO, I think you should contact GM and suggest it! It would boost sales immediately!... that and a detachable rear end for when it gets too rowdy.
And yes, you really out did yourself yesterday!

Connie said...

Can't wait to hear something great from the trip...i think your funniness came back yesterday...that was great to read..Connie

Kimmie said...

That was too funny, but I hate to say, the dry wit may last a few more years...lol.

Jen said...

Welcome to my life, 24/7.

xox

samurai said...

Just a note on sarcasm... my Aspie, DS2... was tested almost two years ago to see what areas might need the most work. We were told that he "scored unusually high" in the area of sarcasm! Why? My beloved wife has a wit that is sharp! ;-) If you know what I mean.

LOL

It can be a blessing and a curse... but almost always fun

PJ said...

A dispensation of wit, indeed!!! The E.D. post was...Exquisitely Divine!! However, God's gifts are rarely a one-time event. I'd say you shall likely have another visitation. I'm counting on it. Just try to get rid of me!!!

(If it was the caffeine, I'll take an extra-large mocha, please!)

Susan said...

Hope you guys had a great trip...

Tammy said...

I thought I wrote the book on sarcasm and wit....I hate to think what I have coming to me by my kids.

Debbie said...

Don't you just hate it when they get old enough to use sarcasm and/or your own words against you! Guess that's what happens when you have smart kids...