Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Things We Do For Love

Buddy's girlfriend Emily is here for a visit. She's absolutely darling, and if she were to join our family a few years down the road, we'd be thrilled.

But the night before she arrived for her stay, Buddy cleaned for a lot of the day. And when I say cleaned.... Let's just say it's been a new and unusual experience for me to be told by my 21 year old son that there were certain places in the house that weren't really meeting up to his standards.
Hey! Anyone who isn't satisfied with the current standard of cleanliness can feel free to upgrade at their leisure.

Anyway, after he spent the day cleaning, he sat us all down at dinnertime. I'm assuming the siblings were about to be briefed on some rules of etiquette he would like observed.

He didn't get far.

"Girls, I need to go over a few things before Emily gets here."

"OK, give us the list," the girls said.

"The list?"

"You know.. . all the stuff you told her that you need us to back up for you."
His eyes lit up. This was obviously not what we had originally been gathered for, but it was definitely more interesting.

"You mean how Emily may or may not think I'm Genovian royalty? So, I AM going to need you girls to stand whenever I enter a room."

"Right! Did you tell her about Mimi and the Olympics? "

"Yes, and Mimi, if anyone says anything about the Olympics, you should burst into tears and run from the room crying about how you could have had the bronze if it hadn't been for the triple toe loops."

"Got it"

"Oh, yes, and I've already told her that Josh Groban is only my stage name."

They went on like that for awhile, until dinner was over, and everyone had disappeared. I wondered how Emily was going to take all this news. After all, it COULD make us look like a bunch of wackos or something. But not to worry - she fit right in.

Something about her dad being a Genovian spy.


Lauren said...

HAHAHA! That is one of the funniest things i have read in a while!!

Yvonne said...

That is great! You guys are a riot!!!

Love the comment about feeling free to upgrade at your leisure ; )

Jimmy said...

LOL, as I watch the Honeymooners ehre today, this would have made a great storyline.

Now, let's see if I'm up with my kids' movies: Genovian - The Princess Diaries!

kristen said...

Awesome. Love the sense of humor.

NG said...

Love your fanily's sense of humor.

Kimberly said...

That sounds like such fun! You guys are fab!

Melissa said...

I cannot wait to hear how this all goes!!!! :D I hope they follow through... completely! :D

Caroline said...

Awesome. When my kids are growed up, I want them to act like that.

Heather said...

Me too.... where do they come up with this? Oh wait, you are their mother.

Nancy Face said...

That's AMAZING!!! I wish I could have been there at that table! HAHAHA! :D

"Vern" said...

I can't wait for my kids to be teenagers. Wait, did I just say that??

Doran & Jody said...

Ah ha ha. That's great. When our girls brought the boys home we just asked if he honored the Priesthood and can he pass the "Tug Test". (If we yank on his pant leg, would the pants stay up where they are suppose to.)

No Cool Story said...

What a fun family you have :D

Sue said...

Ha! Love it. Seriously, the only reason I was able to marry my husband was that I hadn't told him any lies big enough to make it awkward for him to meet my family, tee hee.