Monday, August 10, 2009

Hot or Hott?

One summer day a few years ago we were over at some friends' house, sitting on their back deck chatting about the heat, when their 7 year old daughter came out. Apparently, she had been inside getting vocabulary lessons from her teenage sisters, because she couldn't wait to come outside and announce;
"I"m hot... in TWO ways!"
and then turn around and walk back in while we tried unsuccessfully to control our fits of laughter.

The brain and I have kept it as an inside joke.

See, some people think that maybe, I might possibly tend to get somewhat irritable when I get over heated.

So when The Brain tells me that I'm hot... in TWO ways... well, it's not just a compliment, it's also a commentary on the fact that possibly, it might be time to go stick my feet in some ice water.

And it's funny every time.

Seriously, how many men do you know that can tell their wives they are sexy and cranky in the same sentence and get away with it?

I am one lucky wife.

22 comments:

Yvonne said...

Wow--can it be that I'm first????

The Brain is a very brave man ; )

Melissa said...

That's too funny! Although, I don't know what I'd do if my little girl came out and announced she was "hott" :)

I agree with Yvonne... the Brain is very brave!

Rebecca Talley said...

Isn't it funny what kids will say?

And, yeah, it's hot!

Heather said...

That's quite a compliment. It's nice to have some comic relief in those tense moments.

Barbaloot said...

That's better than being two different kids of fat/phat:)

Cherie said...

That's pretty funny! I always love a play on words!

Jillybean said...

When Max was three, he told me I was cold.

I decided to assume that he meant "cool"

lailani said...

I can't help but hear an old cheer in the deep recesses of my brain! haha

That is cute and glad it lightens the moments!

Kara Herron said...

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Kristina P. said...

I like being called phat.

Dave said...

now that it is no longer an inside joke, perhaps lots of people will be telling you that you are hot, and you'll have to guess which one they mean

Carrie said...

Could there possibly be a better way to handle that? I mean really, that's perfect! 'I love you honey, by the way, you're a bit crabby right now' just isn't the same as "you're hot... in TWO ways."

mormonhermitmom said...

Ha!

Sounds like something my husband would say. When I'm broiling and sweating and not enjoying global warming and I complain, "I'm too hot!" my hubby says, "Yes, you are." It's a nice sentiment, but at those moments I'd really rather here, "Let me get you a ice-cold ---";)

Stephanette said...

I love it. I just LOL and woke my sleeping baby.

The ultimate compliment - I forgot to keep quiet!

beckers said...

Laughter is the perfect way to snap out of those moods!! Go Brain!

Stacey said...

"Hot in two ways". I love it!

I'm not just hott,I'm hawt.

LisAway said...

:)

Heat is dumb. I hardly ever leave the house when it's hot. Okay, I hardly ever leave the house anyway, but ESPECIALLY when it's hot.

Becky said...

I get cranky when it's hot, too. (Eighty degrees is hot, right?)

I love inside jokes.

goddessdivine said...

Nice. I love that you guys have a great sense of humor and can do inside jokes like that.

Vern said...

This post is validation that you and I were, in fact, separated at birth.

The Mom said...

Hee hee hee! I love it!

Heather of the EO said...

I love that. I'm totally hot in two ways too. I hope...