Monday, July 27, 2009

Oh No She Didn't

Monday. Monday. How quickly you come to greet me. *sigh* I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. My weekend was spent in Atlanta sharing some fun time with my guy. After work on Friday, I raced home, finished packing and headed out on my 3 hour drive, stopping once for a LARGE cup of coffee. Keith had plans for a late night movie date. A sure sign I'm getting old...I feared I wouldn't be able to stay awake through the movie. Hence the super-duper dose of caffeine. Turns out, I really didn't need it. We saw "The Ugly Truth" and it was hysterical!!! Rather crude and crass but funny nonetheless.

Saturday we started off with a 4 mile walk, a quick lunch at Atlanta Bread Company and an afternoon/early evening on the lake...a very nice day. Yesterday we were back in "parent" mode. Keith's daughter, Morgan, turned 11 last Thursday and Sunday we celebrated with a skating party with her friends. You know the drill...Sunday morning was all about picking up the cake, corralling all the supplies for the party and then playing "hostess with the mostest" all afternoon. It was a great party and tons of fun! I was so impress with how mature, kind and genuinely appreciative Morgan was with her guests. She is becoming a gorgeous young lady with a beautiful heart. And of course, her daddy was beaming with pride the entire time...when he wasn't wiping sweat from his brow from assisting the kiddos who couldn't skate. What is it about watching your guy with children that makes you fall in love with him all over again? Don't know what it is, but that's what happened...I fell and fell hard! :)

In honor of Morgan's birthday, I thought I would share a little funny that happened a few years ago when I first met Keith. He was not yet a full-time dad and Morgan spent every other weekend with him. Morgan was only 8 at the time. She is such a cutie, but also ever the sly one. Keith is a salesman and I believe she has learned a thing or two from him about working a situation. So....

The story takes place on a hot sunny Sunday. Keith and I had settled down for a little sofa snooze, enjoying the air-conditioned escape from the heat. Morgan was outside playing. Suddenly, the bells of the ice cream truck broke through the low sounds coming from the TV and Keith's loud snore. Within seconds Morgan raced through the door begging for money to buy a frozen treat. To Keith's credit, he denied her request as she had already consumed enough sugar that day. Being the insistent 8 year old, she pouted and pleaded adding how unfair it would be for her to be without while her friend Claire was allowed to partake. Obviously, her words were a bit different and way more whiny. The verbal volley of "but Claire" and "I don't care" continued for several minutes. Finally, Keith responded by telling Morgan to either go play with Claire, without a treat, or to just go to her room. Realizing she only had one card left to play, Morgan crossed her arms, stuck out her lower lip, added a lip quiver for good measure and turned to go upstairs. And here is where Keith made his mistake. Instead of just letting her follow through with her "choice", he asked why she would want to sit in her room when her friend was outside waiting for her. Seeing this opening, Morgan, in her most hurt-filled voice, said it was better to sit all alone than have to watch someone else enjoy something she wanted so badly. Her logic being that if Claire could have one, why couldn't she. And like we've all been known to do...Keith caved. He told Morgan to grab his wallet and off she went.

Ready for the good part? I sat watching all this with a knowing grin. As soon as Morgan left, I calmly and quietly turned to Keith and said, "Hey, Handsome. You've just been played. Morgan hasn't been playing with Claire today. Remember, Claire is out of town." His response...cannot be typed on a G-rated blog. OK, so mine can sometimes be PG, but it still is beyond PG language. LOL!

Morgan quickly returned licking away at her ice cream cone with a cat-that-caught-the canary grin. Keith patiently waited for a few minutes then mustered up some calm and asked Morgan to invite Claire in to enjoy their ice cream together. Having let down her guard, the shock of being found out immediately registered on her face and her eyes became as wide as saucers. She paused and then very feebly said, "Uhhhhh, I thought that was Claire eating ice cream. But it must have been somebody else."

To this day we share a good laugh over this one. And although Morgan truly is an angel, we came to realize her salesman skills are too strong to be completely ignored...lesson learned! LOL!

I'll leave you with a LO I did last year of Morgan enjoying some ice cream.



Not only has she inherited her dad's sly way of making a sale, but she also shares his enormous sweet tooth!

Hope you all have a wonderful week!!!

Hugs & Love,
L

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28 comments:

  1. I love that story! So quickly they learn. I left you a blog award given to me by the wonderful Julie...go grab it from my blog if you get a chance! Have a great week:)

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  2. LOL LOL LOL!!!!! That just cracks me UP!!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE the lo too!!! I am off to NJ...."see" U soon back in blog land! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  3. Love the story! Glad you had a great weekend!I can relate to late nite movie dates... lol we went to see "The Proposal" a couple weeks ago for a 7PM showing... yikes, now I know why we always go to the afternoon matinee!! It was dark out when we got out and of course then you think I need to go to bed! LOL sign of getting older I guess!!
    xoxo

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  4. Ahhh awesome story, a girl will do whatever it takes to get some ice cream! LOL

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  5. That story is too much! lol Beautiful layout!

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  6. Ha ha great story!! Im glad Morgan had a Happy Birthday! I love how the families blend in so easily when its meant to be! Like here at our house!!

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  7. well you know all girls soon realize how easy it is to sucker ol' daddy :)

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  8. glad to hear "The Ugly Truth" was good

    they really know how to work those daddys huh?

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  9. A Great story that I can so identify with! They learn quickly which buttons to press don't they!! Still - it's a good life skill to master!!

    The skating party sounds amazing & so glad you ALL enjoyed it so much - the whole weekend sounds perfect!

    Thank you so much for the heads up on the 'Favourite Things' Blog - I've had such fun doing the first challenge & there is so much talent on display there! I'm looking forward to seeing what's to come!

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  10. Maybe Claire was eating icecream where ever she was!

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  11. Great story! Kids are incredible and way smarter than we think they are - and thanks for helping me with my photo-blog problem.

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  12. Cute story! You guys are going to have to watch her when she is a teenager for sure!

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  13. What a cute story! I left you an award on my blog....go check it out!!

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  14. Haha! Awww how little girls play their dads! Love it, just love it! Cute layout too.

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  15. Oh boy, that story is too good, Lisa! Our daughter has her Daddy WRAPPED around her little finger. He thinks he's the tough guy with the kidlets, but really, he will give in to them ages before I will. Our son is Quite literal and will often make an extremely logical argument by simply repeating things we've said to him. Now, how frustrating is that?! Thanks for sharing and the laugh (I suppose I should thank Morgan and her Dad too! :>:>)!

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  16. Oh I LOVE that story about Morgan! She's one smart cookie!!!!! So wonderful that you helped to make her day so special....that's so important!

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  17. Sounds like you had a great weekend with your guy! Love the ice cream story, I think you are going to have lots of fun times ahead!

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  18. Getting old is only in our mind.
    Age never prevented people from doing things:
    http://www.whatwasdone.com/

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  19. Hey sweet friend...sounds like you had a busy but wonderful weekend!!!!! I love your story and it made me giggle!!! Love the LO!!!!!! Short one today....off to take care of my precious little ones!!! Love ya!!!! :)

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  20. lol at the icecream story. Sounds like Morgan has had a great b'day and you a great weekend.

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  21. I could have sworn that I left you some love on this post already??? Guess not! As usual, I love your story! I seriously can't believe that she came up with "inventing" the story about the friend getting ice cream! That is classic! Have a great day!

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  22. Girls...they sure know how to play their Daddies!! Great story!!
    Love your LO's..they are so charming!!

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  23. Hahaha!!! That was a great story. Boy, can I relate!! Steve has a 6 yr old going on 16!!! She plays him the same way Morgan did, alot. And he is such a pushover. Even his boys tell him that when it comes to his daughter. And the funniest part of all, is her name is Claire!! She is definitely a daddy's girl. But as is his Morgan, she is a sweetie and I couldn't have gotten a better stepdaughter. Love the layout of Morgan, I will have to get some pics of Claire eating ice cream and scrap them and share with you!!!
    Happy belated birthday to Morgan, sounds like the party was a wonderful time for everyone!

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  24. Happy Birthday to Morgan! Sounds like a wonderful party. We went to a bday party for my fiance's 87 yr old grandfather! It was really nice talking to him because I miss my grandparents dearly. I love the story about the ice cream...I cant believe she came up with a story about her friend just to get a treat! Cleaver girl! Wonderful layout lisa! Kids are wonderful arent they. We were at a bbq on Saturday where the kids didnt know anyone except my family and my stepdaughter to be wanted to go swimming but she didnt know anyone in the pool. So she asked me to stand by the pool on the outside until she got in and felt comfortable...such a sweet heart she is.

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  25. OMG!! She is toooo good!! hahaha that is funny! I wasn't expecting Claire not to be there at all! lol
    Hope you had a wonderful weekend, sweets!
    B

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  26. GORGEOUS LO!!! Love the colours....teehee and love that story!!! Anything for icecream!
    A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!!! LOL

    Love love love it!! teehee

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  27. Cute LO, but I just shook my head at the story. We seem to be going through a bit of a fibbing stage right now. Must be something about age 8... ? That & I think Dad's are easier to play than mom's... :-)

    We just had a skating party in June. I stayed safely on the side & took photos, while Bob was out on the rink sweating... literally! He said, "I already ran this morning & now I'm getting ANOTHER work-out!"

    Hugs ♥...

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  28. How cute is that lo. Man she is a smart one! She got her daddy good. Us girls are good at getting our daddy's though! I really don't remember many times my daddy told me no. Unless of course it had to do with a guy and then well he was ready to say NO before I even got the whole question out! He was definitly overprotective of me:)

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