Monday, February 9, 2009

It Must Be Time for Botox...

Conversation this morning while combing Em's hair into pigtails:


Me: Wow, Emmie. I can't believe you are turning eight this week. You're getting so grown up.

Em: Do you remember when you were eight?

Me: Yep. I remember my friends and my teacher and even the cute boy who sat next to me.

Em: It was Dad, huh?

Me: No, I didn't know Dad back then. This boy's name was John.

Em: Oh! I know! John the Baptist, right?!


Motherhood moments like these are a study in conflicting emotions: pride that my daughter knows important Biblical characters, shock that she thinks I was actually hanging out with them.

24 comments:

lainakay said...

Too funny! I get questions like this all the time... "did they have cars when you were little?"

They do love to hear my hard knock stories though, you know things like how there weren't remote controls when I was little and there were only three channels to watch and cartoons were only on on Saturday mornings. Funny how shocking these things are to them...

Rochelleht said...

Totally laughing out loud. That's great!!

Cathy said...

So very cute!

wenderful said...

I love it!

Melissa Walker said...

That is so funny--it cracks me up when kids say such innocent things not knowing that they're calling us old, fat, ugly, etc...My oldest turns 8 in April. I will be looking for Em in about 13 years to set them up!

Ilene said...

I am sure John the Baptist was totally crush worthy.

When I was little, I remember putting away spoons and thinking to myself that my mom grew up with wooden spoons when she crossed the plains with her family.

the MomBabe said...

oh no!

Marci said...

Thanks for always making me laugh. That is so funny!!! I'm sure John the Baptist was pretty darn cute back in the day. Oh, and the John you sat next to, a few thousand years later.

Amanda D said...

Loved it! So funny. Thanks for sharing and giving me a smile.

andrea said...

MUST know: is JTB a good kisser?

andrea said...

am i going to hell for that?

Melissa-Mc said...

Love it! Once I asked my 4 year old if he knew what prophet was alive when I was a child. He answered "Brigham Young." I guess old is just old to them :)

calibosmom said...

At least she thinks of him as a real person and not a fictional character like the Easter Bunny. I'm sure John was very handsome!

Christie said...

Yes, Andrea, you are totally going to hell. That crack alone just sealed the deal and I hear Satan engraving your throne as we speak...

Gabi - this is hilarious! And no, you definitely are not ready for botox yet.

Robin said...

That's kinda a mean looking JB.

TravelinOma said...

It's easy to get confused. There's only been a couple of guys named John through the years.

the hogan's said...

Hey Gab! Bud is registered at Williams Sonoma, Restoration Hardware and Bed, Bath and Beyond!

Lauren in GA said...

Oh, that is funny!

One of he missionaries asked my husband and I if we used filmstrips on our missions instead of the church videos.

I refrained from coming across the table and wringing his scrawny, yet youthful neck.

Holly said...

Boy, that had to make your day! Did you offer her some locusts and honey? A hair shirt?

Seriously though, that's very sweet and clever.

Meg said...

That's the best laugh I've had all day!

LOL.

I love that picture of John the Baptist. Looks like he is channeling his inner caveman.

Jenibelle said...

I am laughing so hard other people in the office came down...they're all laughing also. Hysterical.

Although I don't know which was funnier...the Em story, or Andrea calling him JTB. And he wore animal skins and ate locusts, I can't believe he was that hot.

diane said...

So did you eat figs and locusts on your date with John?


We got our first colored TV when I was 8. That's how old I am.

Emy5 said...

You would have to like water to go out with him.

queenieweenie said...

this old lady needed that one today!

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