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,
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